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Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil Review
Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil Review

PUBLISHED: 10/30/2012 by brreader
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Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil features Omega-3 fatty acids including EPA and DHA and is designed to support the body’s natural inflammatory response, cognition, normal eye and brain development, emotional balance and skin and hear health.

The formula is manufactured by the American company Standard Process, which has been manufacturing and supplying healthcare professionals and patients with dietary supplements since 1929. The company currently offers more than 300 products through three product lines: Standard Process Veterinary Formulas, Standard Process whole food supplements, and MediHerb which offers herbal supplements.

The formula is recommended to adults, including pregnant and lactating women in which case it supports both the health of the mother and the baby. According to the manufacturer, Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil is third party tested for environmental contaminants.

Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil Ingredients

Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil includes the following ingredients: Tuna Oil 1,330 mg: DHA 300 mg, EPA 60 mg, Gelatin, glycerin, water, carob, and mixed tocopherols (soy).

Product Features

Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil is designed to deliver essential Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. These are essential fatty acids, meaning the body cannot produce them but instead they have to be obtained from diet: food sources or dietary supplements.

The importance of EPA and DHA to numerous body functions has been heavily researched over the past decades. Evidence indicates that low levels of EPA and DHA in the body is one of the causes of many neurological functions in the spectrum of mood disorders (post-partum depression and major depression), memory disorders (Alzheimer’s disease, dementia symptoms), and attention diseases such as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Also, EPA and DHA may be able to improve symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders such as Bowel Disease, rheumatoid arthritis and certain skin disorders.

DHA is believed to play a crucial role in the developments of the central nervous system and eyes of infants, starting from the fetal stage. This is why many pregnant and lactating women are recommended Omega-3 DHA supplementation. Certain concerns exist regarding potential interactions with blood pressure medication, anticoagulants, diabetes medication and aspirin. Also, certain side effects, although rare, have been associated to Omega-3 supplementation, including headaches and diarrhea.

The recommended daily dosage is 2 capsules per day. No side effects or precautions are mentioned by the manufacturer. There are numerous consumer reviews online which claim the formula has excellent results in relieving pain in various inflammatory diseases, maintaining cholesterol and helping maintain a good mood.

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Advantages

  • The formula is 3rd party tested for contaminants;
  • Most of the benefits of EPA and DHA are well documented and scientifically proven;
  • Affordable price (roughly $24 for 2 months’ supply);
  • Excellent consumer reviews.

Disadvantages

  • Concerns exist about Omega-3 potential side effects and drug interactions;
  • The formula cannot be purchased directly from the manufacturer and is not covered by a money back guarantee;

Conclusion

Many healthcare specialists today praise the importance of Omega-3 in the diet of adults, children, pregnant and nursing women and elderly people. There are numerous health benefits to Omega-3, ranging from central nervous system health to cardiovascular support. Also, there is a great amount of research which supports these medicinal benefits. Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil has received numerous positive reviews from customers.

The manufacturer is an experienced manufacturer, which leads us into believing the formula may work for some consumers. Still, you should remember this is a dietary supplement not thoroughly regulated, and that potential side effects and drug interactions may appear. To prevent any unwanted effects, we recommend you carefully read the label and if possible, ask a healthcare provider’s opinion.

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3 User Reviews about Standard Process Omega-3 Tuna Oil
  1. 1

    barbara elman

    I have been using SP Omega-3 Tuna Oil for about a month. My only concern is whether there is mercury in this product. My friend told me never to take Tuna oil because it is high in mercury, so any risks out weigh any benefits. Please disclose mercury content in this product and what, if any, are safe amounts to consume. Thank you.

    • 3

      It says that that the product is 3rd party tested for environmental contaminants (which I would assume means mercury), but it would be nice if they could verify that it is mercury free.