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Wild Arctic Fish Oil 1000 mg

Wild Arctic Fish Oils

40% EPA - 20% DHA

Odour free

1,000 mg

90 & 180 Vegan Soft Caps

NPN 80037371


Nutrient 1 Vegan Soft Cap contains DAILY DOSE
(3 Vegan Soft Caps)
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
400 mg 1,200 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 200 mg 600 mg
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 36 mg 108 mg
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids 636 mg 1,906 mg

Recommended dose:

Adults: Take 1-3 capsules daily with meals, or as directed by a health care practitioner.

Recommended use or purpose:

Cautions and warnings:


Wild Arctic Fish Oil capsules are a high potency source of molecular distillation concentrated fish body oils from wild Arctic fish (sardine, anchovy) yielding: 40% EPA, (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), 20% DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and 3.6% DPA (Docosapentaenoic Acid).


Short-path distillation (Molecular Distillation)

Using state-of-the-art equipment, Vitex’s fish oils are processed by multi-stages short-path distillation (SPD), which provides a gentle way to protect fish oil from oxidation, thermal decomposition, or trans-isomerization of the unsaturated fatty acids.

Fish oil processed by short-path distillation guarantees a higher quality than that by traditional distillation technology, the advantages can be summarized as following:

This special molecular distillation processing technology guarantees that this product meets or exceeds full international pharmaceutical standards for quality and purity including quality limits set by The Global Organization for EPA and DHA (GOED), EU and US Pharmacopoeia.

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) is the precursor of the Series 3 Prostaglandins, hormone-like regulating substances which protect the body from deleterious effects (sticky platelets, high blood pressure, inflammation, water retention, lowered immune function) brought about by Series 2 Prostaglandins, which are made from Arachidonic Acid (AA) an Omega 6 fatty acid derived from excess consumption of animal products. EPA minimizes formation of Series 2 Prostaglandins.

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is important for the normal functions of brain and nerves, vision and hearing, adrenal function, sperm formation and thromboses and lower blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels.

There is growing evidence that increased consumption of fish may be beneficial to health. Recent studies have found an association between consumption of fish oil and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as improvements in other health conditions, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Most current research on the benefits of consuming more fish is directed at the effects derived from Omega 3 fatty acids in many fish species. However, studies of human dietary preferences reveal up to one-half of the population may not like to eat fish. Of those people who do eat fish, many prefer fish only when it is deep-fried, or consume non-fatty fish species, which are poor sources of fish oil. This is one reason fish oil capsules have become popular as an alternative source of EPA & DHA.

40:20 Wild Arctic Fish Oil capsules are a high potency source of molecular distilled fish body oils from wild cold-water ocean species. (sardine, anchovy), providing 40% EPA, 20% DHA and 3.6% DPA and is presented in Vegan Soft Capsules.

These starch capsules provide an oxygen barrier which prevents the development of toxic lipid peroxides (e.g. malon-dialdehyde). The starch capsules also provide superior thermal stability over the gelatin capsules used in most other products; this dramatically reduces the incidence of leaking capsules.

The formula contains fish body oil, not fish liver oil. This distinction is important since fish liver oil contains very little EPA/DHA but high concentrations of fat-soluble vitamins A and D, which, if taken excessively could potentially be toxic.

Fish body oils depress the synthesis of hepatic fatty acids and triglycerides and the secretion of very low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (VIDL). One further benefit is EPA displaces arachidonic acid from tissue phospholipids, resulting in Omega-3 essential fatty acid levels inhibiting thromboxane synthesis.

The effect of fish body oils is very selective. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) not only displace arachidonic acid and inhibit cyclo-oxygenase, but EPA becomes a substrate for cyclo-oxygenase when the peroxide tone is high and is converted to the potent anti-aggregators Pgl-3. It has been suggested these findings may explain the increased bleeding time and the decreased incidence of coronary artery disease, which has been reported in Japanese with high fish consumption and in some Eskimos.

EPA/DHA-rich fish body oil has also been found to suppress production of inflammatory agents found in rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. The anti-inflammatory effect of the Omega-3 fatty acids might be mediated in part by their inhibitory effect on production of interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor, both principal mediators of inflammation. In cases of psoriasis vulgaris, fish oils produce symptomatic improvement by effecting changes in levels of the inflammatory leukotriene compounds, especially leukotriene B4. This leukotriene is a lipo-oxygenation product of the fatty acid arachidonic acid. The EPA in fish body oil "replaces" the arachidonic acid in phospholipids, leading to the formation of leukotriene B5, rather than B4. Leukotriene B5 causes a much weaker inflammatory response. Neutrophils were isolated from the peripheral blood of patients given fish body oil to treat their psoriasis. Patients whose symptoms improved with fish body oil therapy had higher levels of leukotriene B5 than did those patients who showed no improvement.


There is considerable evidence that fish and fish body oils are beneficial to heart health, reduce the risk of cancer and benefit mental health. The "active" components of fish body oils are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms in its backbone, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 22 carbon atoms. Both are members of the omega-3 group of essential fatty acids. EPA and DHA are found almost exclusively in marine animals; fatty fish such as herring, sardines, salmon and fresh tuna are the best sources. Some phytoplankton and some algae also contain varying amounts of EPA & DHA.

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is another omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable oils like flaxseed oil. ALA has 18 carbon atoms in its backbone and can be converted to EPA in the body (in the liver) by the addition of two carbon atoms. EPA, in turn, can be converted to DHA. The typical American diet is relatively low in fish intake, therefore EPA and DHA, required for optimum health, is often deficient.

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have completed a study designed to determine just how much ALA is actually converted to EPA in the body(1). Their study included eight healthy subjects who were fed a standard diet for three weeks and then given one gram of ALA labelled with an isotope tracer. The diet was beef-based in order to avoid extraneous sources of EPA and DHA. The researchers measured blood plasma concentrations of ALA, EPA and DHA 8, 24, 48, 72, 96 and 168 hours after ingestion of the labelled ALA.

The results show that only about 0.2 per cent of the ALA (2 mg) was converted to EPA. In contrast, about 23 per cent of the EPA was available for conversion to DHA. The researchers also noted that the half-life (the time it takes to reduce initial concentration by 50 per cent) of ALA in blood plasma was quite low at about one hour. In comparison, the half-life of EPA was 67 hours and that of DHA 20 hours.

The researchers conclude that ALA is not a viable source of EPA and DHA and cannot replace fish and fish oils in the diet.

Note: According to this data a tablespoon of flax oil would only result in the synthesis of about 30 mg of EPA - far less than the recommended daily intake of 220 mg. This study was based on healthy subjects: the ability to convert ALA to EPA is usually impaired in elderly people or in those with metabolic disorders or disease states, so in these cases, less than 30 mg will be converted.

A University of Copenhagen study(2) confirms that:

“Long chain omega-3s from marine sources may reduce the risk of heart disease, but alpha linolenic acid (ALA) from plant sources offered no such benefit”.

  1. Pawlosky, Robert J. Physiological compartmental analysis of alpha-linolenic acid metabolism in adult humans. Journal of Lipid Research, Vol. 42, August 2001.

  2. Mia Sadowa Vedtofte, Marianne U Jakobsen, Lotte Lauritzen, and Berit L Heitmann. Dietary α-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, and n–3 long-chain PUFA and risk of ischemic heart disease 1,2,3 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, August 24, 2011.

Fish Oil vs Krill Oil

A comparison between Wild Arctic fish oil and Krill oil is at list of articles.

40:20 WILD FISH OIL 1,000 mg Vegan Soft Caps provide an excellent source of the EPA + DHA necessary for membrane functions, prostaglandin production and cardiovascular health.

To obtain a balanced dietary supplementation of both Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, one 40:20 WILD FISH OIL 1,000 mg capsule should be taken with two EVENING PRIMROSE OIL 1000 mg capsules each day. This will provide the ideal ratio of approximately 1:1 between GLA and EPA/DHA to ensure a correct balance of these important EFA derivatives at the cellular level.

NOTE: For maximum benefit, take the SOURCE Optimum, SONA based vitamin/mineral/enzyme formula to provide the body with optimum levels of other essential nutrients necessary to help maintain long term good health.

Packaging: Packed in recyclable PETE (Bisphenol A free) containers to provide protection against oxidation.
Gluten Free: Contains no artificial preservatives, colours or flavours, added starch, sugar, lactose, dairy, salt, yeast or wheat.
Vegan Capsule shell: Non-GMO cassava starch (tapioca), modified starch, purified water, vegetable glycerine.

List of articles for more information.

Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat and butter'
Proprietary technology for removal of environmental pollutants
The role of docosahexaenoic and the marine food web as determinants of evolution and hominid brain development: The challenge for human sustainability
Battle of the omega-3 forms: Triglycerides, ethyl esters, or phospholipids?
EPA Stands Alone as a Depression Fighter
Omega-3 may minimise damaging effects of junk food on brain: Research review
Lutein, zeaxanthin plus omega-3 shows benefits for AMD sufferers
Maternal omega-3 supplements reduce preterm birth risk: Study
Omega-3 and vitamin D may help clear Alzheimer's plaques
Omega-3 rich diet can boost children’s IQ, says meta-analysis
Omega-3 backed for postpartum depression
Omega-3 supplementation backed for depression in elderly
Marine Omega-3s May Boost Heart Health
Omega-3 Again Linked to Lower Inflammation: Study
Men May Benefit from Omega-3 More than Women: Study
Omega-3 linked to better memory in former depressives: Study
Omega-3 linked to lower heart arrhythmic risk
Omega-3s may improve health of blood vessels: Meta-analysis
Omega-3 rich diet could protect against brain aging: Study
DHA omega-3 linked to improved literacy for ADHD children: Study

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