High doses of omega 3 can help with dry eyes
Nordic Naturals Algae Omega
Carrrageenan (in vegan gel capsules)
- 715 mg total omega-3s (195mg of EPA, 390mg of DHA, 130mg other omega)
- Supports heart and brain health, healthy vision and immunity* Sustainably-sourced from microalgae
- Certified 100% vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association
- Every batch is third-party tested, surpassing the strictest international standards for purity and freshness
- Check your bottle's testing for impurities at the Nordic Naturals.com web site
- Non-GMO verified
- Sustainable source of omega 3
- Produced without hexane, a solvent that can cause issues to the Central Nervous System, such as dizzinness and nausea
Ingredients Concern: Carrageenan - In order to create vegan capsules as opposed to non-vegan gel caps that are made from pork or beef, some manufacturers use carrageenan in their gel capsules which is considered safe according to EWG (1 Rating), however has been known in a small % of people to cause some allergies that can cause stomach issues like bloating. Carrageenan is considered a common food additive extracted from red seaweed. Manufacturers often use it as a thickening agent and you can find it everywhere from dog food to gel caps.
A study in 2017 found that even non-degraded carrageenan can cause inflammation and bowel disorders, suggesting that this substance may contribute to ulcers and IBD.
Cons: Some say it has a fishy smell, but this could be due to not storing it in a cool, dry place, away from the sun.
Key Ingredients: Total Omega-3s: 715mg EPA: 195mg DHA: 390mg other omega-3s: 130mg
All Ingredients: algal oil (marine algae oil), high oleic sunflower oil, rosemary extract, natural mixed tocopherols, ascorbyl palimitate, soft gel capsule (modified cornstarch, glycerin, carageenan, sorbitol, water, carob color)
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