Frequently Asked Questions
What is OmegaMint?
OmegaMint is a specially formulated heart health fish oil supplement containing the important omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Uniquely flavored with natural peppermint, each softgel can be swallowed or chewed.
What is fish oil, and what are its benefits?
Fish oil supplementation has been the topic of much research in recent years. Physicians are discovering many health benefits for the oil from cold-water fish such as salmon and the omega-3 fatty acids it contains. Omega-3 fatty acids are the "good healthy" fatty acids (unsaturated fats) that you may have read about for human heart health. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids help support many other systems in the body as well, including kidney function, the immune system, and the nervous system, and help support overall health.
Why is OmegaMint flavored?
Many people have objections to fish oil because of taste or odor. OmegaMint delivers fish oil in a pleasant, natural peppermint flavor, minimizing fishy breath or aftertaste.
Are any side effects expected when taking OmegaMint?
There are no known side effects or interactions with any drug or nutritional supplement and no known contraindications when taking omega-3 fatty acids at the suggested levels. We do recommend that you avoid taking higher than recommended levels of OmegaMint without checking with your physician first as excessive fish oil consumption above suggested levels can potentially affect blood clotting. Visit americanheart.org for more information.
If you have any condition or allergy that requires medical attention you should always consult your physician before taking any drug or dietary supplement.
Do I get enough DHA and EPA in the foods I eat?
As mentioned earlier, DHA and EPA are found in cold-water fish; however, much of the U.S. population eats less than the recommended two servings per week. Some foods, including pastas and cereals, are now labeled as being "fortified with omega-3 fatty acids." These often contain flaxseed oil, however, which is a source of "short-chain" omega-3 fatty acids, not the long-chain omega-3's DHA and EPA. DHA and EPA provide a higher degree of support for the heart and other organs than the short chain omega-3's. The body is not efficient at converting short-chain fatty acids to the long-chain DHA and EPA. OmegaMint provides a direct source of DHA and EPA. Fish oil - not flaxseed oil - is recommended for heart health.
Contamination with heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, and other pollutants, such as PCB's and dioxins, can be an issue with fish and fish oil supplements. Should I be concerned about this with OmegaMint?
No. The fish oil in OmegaMint is tested for the presence of heavy metals and other pollutants. OmegaMint follows the limits recommended by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) on mercury and lead levels in omega-3 consumer products.
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*Serving size is 2 softgels
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