Nordic Naturals Omega Woman Description
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Nordic Naturals Omega Woman is an exceptional quality product recommended by doctors and health care practitioners as part of a regime to ease hormonal symptoms such as PMS, mood swings, and related skin afflictions. It is comprised of GLA from Evening Primrose Oil, as well as DHA and EPA from cold water arctic fish for their synergistic attributes. This formula is for all women, from puberty through menopause and beyond.
Evening primrose oil, purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, natural lemon flavor), natural lemon flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract (a natural preservative).
Two soft gels daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist.
General Nutrient Support
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) is an Omega-6 fatty acid (found in Evening Primrose Oil) which is often recommended for use with Omega-3s from fish. Ideally, your body manufacures GLA from LA, or linoleic acid, which is found in nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. Given that the conversion of LA to GLA is often blocked by poor diet, disease, smoking, alcohol consumption, and stress, many people choose to take it in supplement form.
GLA is known to:
- Exhibit an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin
- Relieve dry skin and chronic skin disorders (including eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis)
- Reduce hair loss
- Normalize metabolism
- Minimize hormonal complaints
What are EFAs?
Omega-3 and Omega-6 (n-6) fatty acids constitute the two families of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).
EFAs are considered "essential" because they are needed throughout the human life cycle, cannot be produced in the human body, and therefore must be provided through the diet.
EFAs helps in the maintenance of cell membrane fluidity and stability, development and function of brain and nerve tissue, oxygen transfer and energy production, immune functions, and conversion into compounds involved in all body functions including local hormones governing inflammatory responses.
LA of the Omega-6 family is found in most plant oils (corn, safflower, canola, sunflower), nuts, seeds, and soybeans. ALA of the Omega-3 family is found only in oil from cold water marine animals (cod liver oil, sardines, mackerel, anchovies) and flax oil.
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish is a direct source of EPA and DHA, while flax seed oil yields ALA which then must be converted into EPA and DHA. The human conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA is slow, only a maximum of 15% of ALA (flax seed oil) can convert to EPA and 5%, in any at all, may convert to DHA. Although flax seed has many benefits, it is not recommended as a source of Omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acids.
Do pregnant women need EFAs?
It is especially important for a pregnant and breastfeeding woman to consume DHA (one of the omega-3s in fish oil) because the developing baby is dependent on mom! DHA is an essential fat—we must get it from diet or supplements, because our bodies don’t make it—and consuming enough DHA is critical for normal and healthy development of infant brain, eyes, and nervous system. Inadequate consumption of DHA during pregnancy has been linked to shortened gestational periods and premature delivery.
Experts recommend that women consume 300–600 mg of DHA daily while pregnant and breastfeeding. As with any supplement, it is best to consult your healthcare professional
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