Usana BIOmega Review
What You Should Know
Usana BIOmega is a fish oil supplement that offers a higher concentration of EPA and DHA than other comparable supplements. The supplement is free of heavy metals and mercury. Mercury is a common concern when taking highly concentrated fish oil supplements. Fish oil is a healthy source of omega 3 fatty acids. Health experts suggest a 4 to 1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. Typically, the western diet supports a ratio closer to 10 to 1. For optimal cardiovascular health, dieters need to supplement omega 3 fatty acids to bring the ratio closer to healthy. Usana BIOmega offers just the right amount of fish oil to boost omega 3 levels and round out the ratio.
List of Ingredients
1,000 mg of cold-pressed fish oil supplying EPA and DHA.
Usana BIOmega is a strong omega 3 fatty acid supplement with 200 IUs of added vitamin D. Recently, recommendations for vitamin D intake was raised so this supplement will help the dieter reach optimal vitamin D intake, but that is a complimentary effect of taking this rich fish oil supplement.
Omega 6 fatty acids are present in more typically eaten foods than omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3s are present in fatty fish, avocado and olive oil. These foods are high in calories and tend to be the first foods eliminated from the diet during weight loss. The result is an imbalance of omega 6 fatty acids to omega 3 fatty acids. Omega fatty acids are proven to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, among other health benefits.
Omega 3 fatty acids and fish oil supplements have been the subject of many clinical studies, but Usana does not bother to list any of these studies. When a supplement contains proven ingredients and there are strong clinical studies supporting those ingredients, it seems like a given for the company to use those studies to gain trust with the consumer.
- Contains 1,000 mg of fish oil.
- Free of heavy metals and mercury.
- Supports cardiovascular health.
- May help the dieter achieve improved overall health.
- A complete ingredient list is not listed in the product description.
- No clinical studies are listed to support health benefit claims.
- May cost more than other fish oil supplements.
Fish oil is a supplement that offers no stimulant or appetite suppressing benefits, so the dieter can easily add fish oil on top of a weight loss supplement without fear of over-stimulation. Fish oil is proven to support heart health and may support brain and joint health. There are no negative side effects associated with fish oil, aside from potential indigestion.