The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) estimates that for optimal long-term health (including cardiovascular health), men should aim to consume 610 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day, and women should consume 430 mg per day.
However, three out of five Australian adults don’t eat enough fish to obtain these amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from their diets, and consequently may benefit from taking a fish oil supplement such as Fusion® Health OceanPure®, which provides 887.5 mg of omega-3s per capsule.
Omega-3 fatty acids are best known for the important role they play in the heart and blood vessel function of healthy people, where their actions may include helping to maintain:
Healthy HDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Normal blood pressure
Healthy blood sugar metabolism and blood glucose balance
The health, elasticity and flexibility of the capillaries and blood vessels (which in turn supports healthy blood flow)
Healthy blood coagulation
Normal heart rhythm
Peripheral circulation (including relieving cold hands and feet)
Thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties, fish oil omega-3s may aid the management of rheumatism and mild osteoarthritis, providing temporary relief of swollen, painful and aching joints, and enhancing joint mobility.
Similarly, they may be beneficial for skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and dry skin due to their anti-inflammatory actions and their role in helping to maintain the integrity, elasticity and functioning of the skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the development of the nervous system, brain and eyes during pregnancy and early childhood, and continue to be required by those tissues throughout the lifespan. Among other functions, they may help to maintain:
Foetal and neonatal brain development
Normal behaviour patterns and moods in healthy children
Normal cognitive (mental) functioning
Healthy eye function and vision, including the healthy structure and function of the retina and nerve cells of the eye
Fusion® OceanPure® capsules contain VivoMega® TG90, a high-potency, odourless fish oil that’s sourced from fisheries certified as sustainable by Friend of the Sea. It is tested for mercury-, dioxin- and PCB, and is guaranteed for its purity, freshness, traceability and ecological sustainability.
Fusion® OceanPure® capsules also contain natural astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant with 100 times more antioxidant activity than vitamin E and 10 times more activity than betacarotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Astaxanthin may reduce the oxidative stress induced by the fatty acids that are naturally present in fish oil.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.