Miami Nutrition MorEPA Platinum 1100mg – 60 Capsules (£34.95)
Do you take Cod Liver Oil capsules? If yes, then where do you buy then from? Supermarket? Holland and Barrett? Your local Health Food Store? What decisions do you make when buying your supplements? Are you drawn to a familiar brand such as ‘seven seas’? Maybe you go for what is on offer – buy one get one free? If this is you.. then I’ve got my work cut out here! Purely on the topic of Cod Liver Oil capsules, you need to start checking out the ingredients and in particular, check out the EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DPA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), both levels are important and note how many capsules you have to take in order to achieve the recommended EPA and DPA the bottle state.
Some cod liver oil bottles boast a high EPA, but in the small print, you have to take three or four capsules per day in order to achieve that. Ok, by taking more than one table you are achieving ‘slow release’ throughout the day. But realistically, who has got time to remember to take them periodically. Or will you just remember to take one at breakfast time, in which case, you’re consuming such a small amount of fish oil, there is little, if any, benefit.
So let’s break down the ingredients You should consume one capsule per day. That provides you with 764mg of EPA and 236mg of DHA. They have also added 7.5mg of vitamin D3, which is 150% of your recommended daily intake and added antioxidant in the form of vitamin E, orange oil and vitamin D3.
Supplement Facts (Nutritional Value per Softgel) MorEPA Platinum
Total weight 1718 mg
Weight content 1218 mg
Energy 13 kcal – 53 kJ
Lipids 1,2 g
– Saturated fat 0 g
– Monounsaturated fat max. 24 mg
– Polyunsaturated fat min 1116 mg
Omega-3 fatty acids 1100 mg
Other Omega-3 100 mg
Antioxidant MIRADOXAN, a balanced mix of rosemary and tocopherol extracts, maintains the freshness of each Minami supplement
Vitamin D3 7,5 mcg (300 IU, 150% RDA)
gluten-free / lactose-free
If this topic has interests you, I could waffle on for hours and have only scratched the surface here, I encourage you to do your own research. Read the studies and research that has been done on fish oils and in particular the effects of EPA and DHA in the body. But needless to say, ‘MorEPA Platinum’ is a product which I have personally researched, tried and tested and more importantly, was impressed.
Ingredients: Anchovy and Mackerel fish oil, soft gel (bovine halal gelatin, purified water, glycerol, orange oil), natural orange flavor, antioxidant: tocopherol-rich extract, cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3)