- Purity Freshness, 3rd Party Tested
- Great Lemon Taste!
- Natural Triglyceride Form
- Supports Healthy Skin, Flexible Joints, and Strong Immune Function
- 1000 mg Fish Oil with Borage Oil
- Dietary Supplement
- Pharmaceutical Grade‡
- Distilled for Purity
Nordic Naturals Complete Omega 3-6-9 Lemon combines omega-3 (EPA+DHA), omega-6 (GLA), and omega-9 (oleic acid) fatty acids, derived from a unique blend of fish oil and borage oil. This omega-rich formulation is a convenient and delicious way to support healthy skin, joint flexibility, and strong immune function.
Every batch is third-party tested for environmental toxins, including heavy metals, dioxins, and PCBs. All Nordic Naturals fish oils surpass the strictest international standards for purity and freshness.
Nordic Naturals Complete Omega 3-6-9 Lemon 1000 mg. – 120 Softgels
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||18|
|Total Fat||2 g||3%|
|Saturated Fat||0.4 g||2%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)||270 mg|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)||180 mg|
|Other Omega-3s||115 mg|
|GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid)||70 mg|
|OA (Oleic Acid)||185 mg|
Consult with your physician before using this product if you are allergic to iodine, use blood thinners, or anticipate surgery.
Nordic Naturals Complete Omega 3-6-9 Lemon combines omega-3 (EPA + DHA), omega-6 (GLA), and omega-9 (oleic acid) fatty acids, derived from a unique blend of fish oil and borage oil. This omega-rich formulation is a convenient and delicious way to support healthy skin, joint flexibility, and strong immune function.
Complete Omega is a non-concentrated formula that blends EPA and DHA from cold water fish with GLA from borage oil. This omega-rich blend supports cardiovascular health, brain function, positive mood, as well as healthy joints, hair, skin, and nails.
All Nordic Naturals fish oils surpass all pharmaceutical standards for freshness and purity. Every batch is third-party tested, showing no detected levels of heavy metals, dioxins, or PCBs.
Where are EPA and DHA found?
EPA and DHA are found in mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines, sablefish (black cod), anchovies, albacore tuna, and wild game. Cod liver oil contains large amounts of EPA and DHA. Fish oil supplements typically contain 18% EPA and 12% DHA, though more purified (i.e., higher in EPA and DHA) fish oil supplements are sometimes available. In addition, DHA is available in a supplement that does not contain significant amounts of EPA.
Where is GLA found?
EPO is found primarily in supplements. Its presumed active ingredient, GLA, can also be found in black currant seed oil and borage oil supplements. However, it is not known whether the effects of these three oils in the body are the same.
What is Oleic Acid?
Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid found naturally in many plant sources and in animal products. It is an omega-nine fatty acid, and considered one of the healthier sources of fat in the diet. It’s commonly used as a replacement for animal fat sources that are high in saturated fat. You may find various butter and egg substitutes made with high levels of oleic acid.
The History of Arctic Cod Fishing and Nordic Naturals Unique Processing Technique
Join Nordic Naturals on a tour through the 10,000-year-old tradition of Norwegian Arctic cod fishing, through the evolution of cod liver oil production, all the way to the present day cutting-edge technologies used to produce Nordic Naturals’ authentic Gold Standard Arctic Cod Liver Oil. Get a glimpse of the fishing harbor in Lofoten, Norway, follow a small fishing boat and crew on their daily trip to supply the Arctic cod livers for Nordic Naturals, and learn more about the extraction, manufacturing, and encapsulation processes inside their factory in Arctic Norway.
What are essential fatty acids (EFAs), & Why do we need to take Omega-3 EFAs?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need but cannot produce. Therefore, they must be consumed through food or supplements. There are two families of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6, which need to be consumed in a balanced ratio. The body must receive a balanced supply of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs to ensure proper eicosanoids production. Eicosanoids are hormone-like compounds that affect virtually every system in the body-they regulate pain and inflammation, help maintain proper blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and promote fluid nerve transmission. The problem is that, in our modern industrialized food system, omega-3s have become largely absent from the food chain while omega-6s have become overabundant. Even the healthiest diets contain too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s. Decades of scientific evidence indicates that this EFA imbalance can contribute to chronic inflammation and a variety of chronic health issues. The most beneficial omega-3s that we’re missing are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Purified fish oil is the best direct source of EPA and DHA.
What are the early signs of Omega-3 Deficiency?
- Poor memory
- Immune weakness
- Dry skin, eczema, or hair loss
- Heart problems
- Reproductive problems (men and women)
- Mood swings or depression
- Poor circulation
Can we get enough Omega-3s from the food we eat?
Fish is the primary food source of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, but Americans simply don’t eat enough fish on a regular basis. Even those who eat fish several times a week aren’t getting enough EPA and DHA because much of the fish consumed today is farm raised and lacks significant amounts of EPA and DHA. Also, many people are increasingly avoiding fish due to growing concerns about environmental toxins in fish (such as mercury, dioxins, PCBs, etc.). In addition, there are several factors that can lead to a reduced absorption of EFAs-age, poor diet, alcohol consumption, low levels of certain vitamins and minerals, some prescription drugs, compromised immune status, and a diet high in saturated and/or trans-fatty acids (meat, dairy, fast food, fried food, baked goods, and processed foods). Moreover, people with health challenges or those who are currently deficient often require a minimum of 2-4 grams a day of EPA and DHA, which is difficult to obtain from fish alone.
What is the relevance of balancing the omega-6 Omega-3 Ratio?
Over the past 100 years, changes in the food supply in Western nations have altered the type of dietary fatty acids we consume, leading to a dramatic increase in the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids. This increased omega- 6:omega-3 ratio is known to influence inflammatory responses, contributing to higher incidences of many chronic diseases. To address this omega-6:omega-3 imbalance, current recommendations suggest increasing the consumption of pre-formed omega-3s EPA and DHA in fish and/or fish oils, increasing intake of ALA (an omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid found in vegetables, flax, fruits) and decreasing intake of LA (the omega-6 linoleic acid in meat, dairy, eggs, vegetable oils).
If we get too much Omega-6 in our diet, then why does nordic naturals offer products that contain an omega-6 (e.g Complete Omega-3,6,9, Omega Woman)?
Omega-6 fatty acids (LA or Linoleic Acid) are found mainly in corn, soybean, safflower, and sunflower oils and, although essential, these fatty acids are over consumed and out of balance with omega-3 fatty acids in the modern Western food supply. For these reasons, omega-6 supplementation is not needed for non-strict-vegan westerners. However, there is one type of omega-6 (named GLA or Gamma Linolenic Acid) that does require supplementation. GLA is found in few sources such as borage and evening primrose oils. Used in some Nordic Naturals formulas, GLA promotes the production of beneficial prostaglandins, supports healthy skin, brain function, mood, joints and cardiovascular health, and works best when taken along with the EPA and DHA in fish oil.