Advanced Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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Omega-3 fish oil is clinically proven to support heart health and brain function, and to fight inflammation. The Cooper Complete® Advanced Omega-3 Supplement is recommended for all adults.
60 softgels per bottle.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been widely studied, and with more than 27,000 published studies on the benefits of omega-3s, omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most studied nutrients in the world. The fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring and lake trout, and algea. ALA (alpha linolenic acid), a third type of omega-3 fatty acid is a short-chain plant based omega-3 fatty acid found in walnuts, flax and chia seeds, and canola and soybean oil. When consumed, the body converts the short-chain plant based ALA omega-3 fatty acid into the longer-chain forms of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, but the conversion is poor. For this reason, we recommend consumption of fatty fish as the best way to get omega-3 fatty acids through food.
Omega-3 fatty acids are best known for their heart health benefits, and the American Heart Association recommends eating fish, particularly fatty fish, at least two times a week. Omega-3s support healthy heart rhythm and decrease the risk of abnormal heartbeats, called arrhythmia, which can lead to sudden death. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids slow atherosclerosis, a disease characterized by fatty build up of plaque in the arteries, and omega-3 fatty acids reduce triglyceride levels. Researched published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research found that participants who consumed 760 mg EPA and 440 mg DHA per day for 12 weeks reduced triglycerides by 23 percent.†
Omega-3 fatty acids are also good for brain health and cognition.† PsychiatryOnline has almost 300 studies related to scientific research on the impact of omega-3s and mental health, and the Omega-3 fatty acid subcommittee, assembled by the Committee on Research on Psychiatric Treatments of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recommends adults eat fish two or more times per week, and patients with mood, impulse control or psychotic disorders consume one gram (1,000 milligrams) EPA + DHA (combined) per day.
Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce inflammation. Whether the inflammation is due to an autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, or Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a skin condition such as Rosacea, Psoriasis, or Eczema, or a more general inflammatory conditions such as bad knees, neck pain or tennis elbow, omega-3s fight inflammation.†
Despite the enormous health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, it is estimated that in the United States, men only get 50 percent and women only get 40 percent of the omega-3 fatty acids they need on a daily basis.
Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3 fatty acids delivers more EPA than DHA than many brands, with 1,200 mg EPA and DHA combined in each two softgel serving.
In the photos above, check out the You Need More Omega-3s infographic and The Keys to Omega-3 fatty acids infographic.
- Contains concentrated, naturally-occurring omega-3s from deep ocean fish (wild anchovy, sardine, mackerel or combination) and is guaranteed to exceed industry standards for purity, eliminating toxins and heavy metals.
- Is an excellent source of EPA and DHA. Each serving provides a total of 1,200 mg EPA and DHA (combined).
- Provides a 60% concentration of the purest omega-3 fatty acids available. This higher concentration requires that you take fewer softgels.
- Comes deodorized for no fishy taste and is “burp-free.”
- Is suggested for all adults.
This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
The daily recommended serving is 2 softgels or as recommended by your physician. Individuals with elevated triglycerides may need double, triple, or quadruple the standard 2 softgel serving.† 60 softgels per bottle.
Advanced Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplement Facts Panel
|The daily dosage of 2 softgels provides:|
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2.5 g||4%*|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g||**|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||1,400 mg||**|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||720 mg||**|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||480 mg||**|
|Additional Omega-3 Fatty Acids||200 mg||**|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Highly refined and concentrated omega-3 fish oil (anchovy, sardine, mackerel), capsule shell (gelatin, glycerin, purified water), natural lemon flavor, proprietary antioxidant blend (consisting of natural tocopherols (soy), rosemary extract, and ascorbyl palmitrate).
Certificate of Analysis
Item Number: 179
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to refrigerate the Omega-3 product once I have opened the bottle?
No, there is no need to refrigerate this product. As with all Cooper Complete supplements, you should take care to keep the bottle closed tightly, and stored out of direct sunlight and away from humid and warm environments.
What are EPA and DHA?
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are vital nutrients for humans. They naturally occur in fish and seafood and work together in the human body. Because EPA and DHA cannot be synthesized by humans, they must be consumed through diet or supplements. Thousands of published clinical research trials illustrate how the decline in dietary intake of these long chain omega-3s is adversely affecting our health and longevity today. Omega-3 EPA and DHA intake is strongly related to longevity and survival. In fact, low intake of EPA and DHA along with high intake of salt and trans fats are the top 3 dietary factors most closely related to mortality today. Consuming as little as 250 mg EPA and DHA (500 mg total) per day has been shown to significantly improve survival in adults with and without known heart conditions
I’ve heard that ALA is an omega-3. Why is ALA not included in Advanced Omega-3?
ALA (alpha linolenic acid) is an omega-3 fat found in plants, (e.g. walnuts and flax). ALA does not perform the same biological functions as EPA and DHA, and while it is considered a precursor to longer chain EPA and DHA, research indicates it converts poorly (about 5% to EPA and less than 1% to DHA) and is not a reliable source of EPA and DHA.
I’ve heard that omega-3 can come in several different forms. What form is Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3?
Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3 is concentrated fish oil in the ethyl ester (EE) format. (Re-esterification is a step that takes EE fish oil and turns it into the triglyceride (TG) format.) Manufacturing a product in the TG state means further processing and yield losses so that the subsequent product is significantly more expensive. The TG form also causes additional “burp back” in many people.
I am allergic to fish. Is it OK for me to take this product?
No. It would not be advisable for you to take the Advanced Omega-3 product if you have such a condition.
I already eat a lot of fish. Should I take this fish oil supplement?
If you eat four or more servings of fatty types of fish per week – such as salmon, trout, sardines or mackerel – you may not need additional omega-3 in your diet.
Is it safe to consume Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3 supplements if I suffer from atrial fibrillation?
Yes. Studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death by stabilizing the rhythm of the heart.
Why does Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3 contain soybean and canola oil?
To prevent oxidation of the bulk fish oil, we add an antioxidant blend to all steam deodorized fish oils. This antioxidant blend is the source of the soybean oil and canola oil you see listed on the Advanced Omega-3 ingredient panel. The soybean oil and canola oil are carrier oils for the tocopherol present in the antioxidant blend and serve no other purpose in the blend or in fish oil product. The antioxidant blend is present in very small amounts in the bulk oil (typically 5.0 mg/g) and the soybean and canola oils make up only a portion of this blend.
Are there purines in Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3?
Purines are nitrogen-containing compounds that can be broken down in the human body to form uric acid. If the kidneys can’t effectively remove uric acid from the blood stream, the blood becomes saturated with it at which point the uric acid begins to crystallize in joints, most often in the big toe. Gout is the medical term for uric acid crystallization in joints and the accompanying symptoms of inflammation and severe pain. One component of controlling this disease is to consume a low purine diet. While anchovies and sardines contain moderate to high levels of purines, fish oils derived from these species that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are often recommended because of their anti-inflammatory properties. Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3 is highly refined, and when used as directed, should not be a significant source of purines. However, we have not previously tested for the presence of purines in our fish oil.
Is Cooper Complete Advanced Omega-3 cold pressed?
No. “Cold press” is a term usually reserved for manufacturing of olive oils. However, our product does undergo a winterization/cold filtration process. Similar to when we heat butter and put it in the refrigerator, the cold filtration process removes the solid part (stearines), leaving an esthetically pleasing product/oil (especially for those who refrigerate their capsules).
Can I take this product if I am also taking Coumadin or Warfarin?
If you are taking Coumadin or Warfarin, we recommend consulting your doctor before adding any supplements to your diet.