Polysorbate 80 is an artificial chemical that's used in shampoos, cosmetics
and some foods as an emulsifier. It can also be added to fish oils to lesson
'fishy' reflux, and this certainly leaves a bad taste in our mouths. Because
at Blackmores we prefer to use more natural ingredients, such as lemon and
vanilla flavours, to keep our fish oils odourless. And it's our dedication
to ensuring our products remain as naturally free from artifical chemicals
as possible. Which means the only thing that's fishy about Blackmores
Odourless Fish Oil is the goodness of the fish oil - without artificial
flavours or chemicals such as polysorbate 80 - to help you be your best.
Features and benefits
- No fishy aftertaste, developed without the use of artificial
- Vanilla-lemon flavouring masks any fishy odours
- Natural source of omega-3s
- Helps to reduce inflammation and joint swelling associated with
- Helps to support heart and cardiovascular health
- Helps to assist in the maintenance of normal eye and brain function
- Helps to decrease triglycerides (fat) in the blood of healthy people
- Mercury tested
How it works
Fish oil is a source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids. Essential
fatty acids are incorporated into every cell membrane in the body, in the
form of compounds called phospholipids. Cell membranes play the vital role
of regulating what goes into, and what comes out of, each cell. The
integrity and fluidity of the cell membrane is determined by the type of
phospholipid that is available for the body to use. Cell membranes made up
mainly of phospholipids derived from the essential polyunsaturated fatty
acids are more fluid and function better than cell membranes made up of
saturated fat or trans-fatty acids. A cell membrane working at optimal
levels retains vital nutrients and electrolytes, has the ability to
communicate with other cells and is responsive to hormones.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also important components of substances known as
prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are
important in immune function, smooth muscle function, platelet aggregation
and inflammation. Fish oils have an anti-inflammatory action because
prostaglandins and leukotrienes from omega-3 fatty acids have less
inflammatory activity than prostaglandins and leukotrienes derived from
other types of fatty acids.
Fish oils appear to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis due to
the role of omega-3 fatty acids in suppression of the production of
Fish oil inhibits triglyceride synthesis in the liver and so helps to lower
fats (triglycerides) in the blood of healthy people, therefore supporting a
healthy cardiovascular system.
Adults - Take up to 4 capsules 3 times a day with meals, or as
Children under 12 years - Only as professionally prescribed.
As an omega-3 supplement:
Adults - Take 3 capsules a day with a meal, or as professionally
Children 6-12 years - Take 1 to 2 capsules a day (pierce and squeeze into
milk, juice or cereal), or as professionally prescribed.
Children 2-6 years - Take 1 capsule a day (pierce and squeeze into milk,
juice or cereal).
Contraindications and cautions
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see
your healthcare professional.
Active ingredients per capsule
|Fish oil (Natural)
containing omega-3 marine triglycerides 300 mg as:
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
|1 g (1000 mg)
No added yeast, gluten, wheat, milk derivatives, preservatives,
artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners.
A clear, unprinted, oblong, soft gelatin capsule.