Bluebonnet Nutrition Natural Omega-3 Joint Formula supplies high EPA vs DHA in a ratio scientifically relevant for maintaining joint health. The fish oil used is derived from deep sea, cold water fish off the coast of Peru that has been molecularly distilled, which virtually eliminates all heavy metals (e.g., mercury), PCBs and other contaminants, as well as the unpleasant fishy taste, odor and regurgitating effects typically associated with marine fish oils. Plus, this product has been 3rd party tested by an independent, cGMP-registered laboratory using AOAC international protocols for purity and potency.
In addition, a more bioavailable/stable natural triglyceride form of fish oil is used instead of the common synthetic ethyl ester form, which often becomes oxidized/rancid. To ensure sustainability, an unrivaled surveillance system is employed to control minimum size and number of juvenile fish caught. Natural Omega-3 Joint Formula is available in easy-to-swallow softgels for maximum assimilation and absorption.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. That means they are necessary for optimal function of every cell in the body. However, they can only be obtained through food and supplementation. Omega-3 fatty acids consist of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – the only omega-3 form found in plants - and its derivatives EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA - which are found in fish, sardines, walnuts and flax seed oil - are primarily responsible for the positive brain, heart and joint support properties associated with omega-3 fatty acids. DHA is considered the major building block of human brain tissue and is particularly abundant in the grey matter of the brain and other neural tissues, including the light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye. DHA enhances the response of rhodopsin – a pigment that allows for night vision – for optimal visual health. DHA also mediates the transport of choline (a methyl donor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine) and amino acids, glycine and taurine, in the brain for proper cognitive health.
All Bluebonnet’s formulas that provide omega-3 fatty acids are in a natural triglyceride form. The natural triglyceride form is 300 times more bioavailable than most other fish oil forms – and far more stable. In fact, many fish oils use a synthetic ethyl ester form, which is subject to oxidation and rancidity and can make the fish oil less effective. Plus, all omega-3 formulas that are derived from fish or algal oils have undergone intensive purification. These include a four-step purification process, molecular distillation, and/or steam distillation. These processes eliminate virtually all heavy metals (like mercury), PCBs, dioxins and other contaminants, as well as the unpleasant fishy taste and odor often associated with marine fish oils.
There are so few absolute truths in the world today – except when it comes to nutritional supplements. Nutrients are either in the supplement or they are not. At Bluebonnet Nutrition, they make sure they are. Not only do they manufacture 85% of their products in-house, they employ a unique practice called “content uniformity” to ensure a consistent nutrient blend from batch-to-batch. This attention to detail is part of Bluebonnet’s commitment to the natural products industry, as well as their own principles.
Before a Bluebonnet supplement arrives at a natural food store, it is analyzed and evaluated by lab technicians. Through ICP-MS, HPLC assay and a variety of other tests, Bluebonnet documents with 100% accuracy that what is on the label is in the bottle. They even perform accelerated stability tests to ensure that potency levels will be maintained through the expiration date. Bottom line, on Bluebonnet labels, what you read is always what you get.
As a dietary supplement, take two softgels once daily, perferably with a meal or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings Per Container: 30
Calories - 20
Calories from Fat: 20
Total Fat - 2 g
Saturated Fat: 120mg
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1340mg
Monounsaturated Fat: 360mg
Omega-3 Fish Oil - 2000mg
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) - 750mg
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - 134mg
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water, mixed tocopherols.
Contains: Fish (anchovies, sardines), soybeans