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Fish Oil and Omega-3

Do I need to take this product with food?

Answer: You do not need to take this product with food. Based on clinical studies which evaluated absorption of a standard fish oil concentrate compared to omega-3 concentrate with Xtra Absorb technology, results showed enhanced absorption of EPA and DHA omega-3s without needing to consume a meal. This Xtra Absorb emulsification system was specially designed to enhance absorption of omega-3s, with or without food.

Has this fish oil been purified to remove mercury?

Answer: This product uses a highly purified fish oil concentrate that undergoes state of the art purification processes to remove PCBs, dioxins and furans, and mercury to ensure purity levels below 0.09 ppm, 2 ppt WHO TEQs, and 0.1 ppm respectively.

What are some dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids?

Answer: Omega-3 fatty acids are mainly comprised of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These omega-3 fatty acids are found in cold-water, marine fish including sardines, anchovies, cod, tuna, salmon, halibut, mackerel, and herring. Certain type of shellfish such as shrimp also contain a moderate amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

What are the benefits of taking fish oil?

Answer: Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids helps support a healthy heart.†

What is the difference between the Nature Made fish oil supplements?

Answer: Nature Made offers several types of fish oil supplements that are differentiated by amount of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids per serving, size, flavor, enteric-coating to reduce fish burps, and form (softgel or gummy). Find the fish oil supplement that fits your personal preferences and needs by visiting

Why should I buy this product if I already take a standard fish oil concentrate? Can I add this product to my existing regimen?

Answer: Nature Made® offers many different fish oil supplements to help meet your EPA and DHA omega-3 intake needs. Public health organizations recommend 2 – 3 servings of fatty fish per week, which equals 500 - 1000 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 daily to help support a healthy heart. If you are looking to increase your omega-3 intake to meet American Heart Association recommendations of 1000 mg daily, you can consider other Nature Made® fish oil supplements as well. Please make sure to follow suggested use instructions for each fish oil supplement and consult with your healthcare professional to determine your daily EPA and DHA needs.

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