Significant levels of EPA and DHA. Super Omega-3 EPA softgels (Stock #1515-7) contain approximately 1,000 mg fish oil, with a ratio of 33:16 EPA to DHA (380 mg EPA, 190 mg DHA) and natural lemon oil per softgel. DHA (Stock #1513-5) contains 250 mg DHA and 50 mg EPA and natural lemon oil in each softgel.
Molecularly distilled to insure quality and purity. The fish oils in Nature’s Sunshine Products (including Super Omega-3 EPA, DHA) are highly purified using molecular distillation. This is the only process that can remove contaminants that could be present in the oils. Molecular distillation involves distillation in high vacuum. It uses low temperature to minimize damage to heat sensitive molecules that would be damaged by using purification methods that use higher temperatures.
Impurities are measured in parts per billion, not parts per million. In addition to these purification processes, the fish oils are thoroughly tested in our laboratories for heavy metals (lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium) and other contaminants such as peroxides and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). Our Quality Assurance Department uses the inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) to screen raw material for unwanted elements like heavy metals (including arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury). This device can detect presence of elements down to parts per million. Additionally, our gas chromatography/mass spectrometer is used to detect the presence of methyl mercury. If there are any unwanted elements in a test of raw materials, the shipment is rejected.
No rancidity or “fishy” taste. The encapsulation of the fish oils takes place in a nitrogen environment so the oil is not subject to rancidity and breakdown in the capsule. They are stabilized with natural lemon oil to help prevent rancidity, reduce gas and significantly reduce aftertaste. Any problem you may encounter with burping a “fishy” taste from taking the capsules can be reduced or eliminated by freezing the capsules and swallowing them while they are frozen. You can be certain of the full potency and freshness of the product all the way to the expiration date