Nutra-Support 50+ is a liquid fish oil supplement created with older people in mind. It’s created by Carlson Labs, which was founded in Chicago in 1965. Currently the company is located in the Arlington Heights suburb, and has been family-owned throughout its fairly lengthy history. Nutra-Support claims to promote heard, brain, vision, and joint health, along with energy and vitality in adults over the age of 50.
Nutra-Support 50+ contains the following ingredients: Vitamin A (from cod liver oil), Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), natural lemon flavor. Contains fish (cod).
Each bottle of Nutra-Support 50+ contains 4600 mg of fish oil with 1100 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids. It also has good concentrations of vitamins A and E, along with 500% of your daily value for vitamin D.
Individual needs of Omega-3s changes depending on your age, although they’re essential at every stage of life. For children under the age of 5, along with women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, they need more DHA than EPA. This is to replenish DHA levels and assist in development. Aside from the early age focus, increases in EPA intake are recommended until the age of 60 to 65, where increased DHA can stave off the loss of brain tissue.
Low EPA levels correlate with heart problems, joint and bone conditions, mental health issues, and more. Among the very young and older adults, DHA is generally used to help your central nervous system and cognitive development. Nutra-Support 50+ has 500 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA in every serving, which is an amount that’s slightly above average. These amounts will help most people, regardless of age.
- Excellent taste compared to other fish oil products. There’s a lemon flavor and the oil is from a single high quality source (Norwegian cod) instead of several fish which don’t taste so great. Many of Carlson Labs’ lemon flavored products have won awards for their taste.
- Contains vitamins in addition to a good amount of Omega-3s, with DHA levels above EPA levels, as older adults need.
- Too much fish oil per serving for most people. The recommended daily dose is 1000 mg, which is the standard amount found in most high quality fish oil products. Taking more than 3000 mg a day increases your risk of side effects like burping and nausea. Using your fish oil as a salad dressing or otherwise taking it with food may help you to avoid these unpleasant effects.
Nutra-Support 50+ is specially formulated to help anyone looking to add more vitamin D and DHA to their diets. Generally this will be people over the age of 50, but if you’re younger this is still a product which can help you maintain a healthy body and mind. Fish oil is widely known for its mild cognitive boosts and many cardiovascular benefits. The high levels of vitamin D are great for anyone with a deficiency in that area, which may include you, as most people don’t get enough vitamin D every day. This is a product that works and has a great taste.