1. Are there any side effects?
No, because the oil is in the natural TG form, which means it is exactly the same as eating a piece of fish
2. Can I overdose on it?
You can’t overdose on it because it is in a natural TG form which means that it is absorbed in exactly the same way you would normally absorb triglycerides from other foods. Cardiologists recommend taking 2-3g of EPA and DHA per day and that is why we recommend taking 4 capsules per day of Omega Eye.
3. I am already taking a Vitamin D supplement; will I be taking too much if I start using the Omega Eye as this is well over the RDA?
The RDA is in place to give the minimum amount of Vitamin D to keep deficiency symptoms from occurring. The RDA is set at 200-400IU per day in the UK. In order to boost health and give a therapeutic dose, the safe range for vitamin D is between 400 – 1600IU per day.
Some people are taking high doses of Vitamin D therapeutically for specific health conditions – in which case they should always consult their GP for advice.
4. Why is there vitamin D in there in the first place?
Vitamin D has been added because research suggests that most people are deficient in Vitamin D and need to supplement.
5. Will Omega Eye interfere with my medication?
Omega Eye can be taken alongside most medications – however each person is unique and should always check with their eye care practitioner first. Medicines may work more effectively as the cells become more responsive to nutrient exchange as a result of Omega 3 supplementation. Always see your GP if you are in any doubt
6. Is Omega Eye safe to use while pregnant?
Yes, because it is completely free of contaminants like mercury
7. Are there any health conditions when taking Omega Eye is not advised?
There are some rare genetic and autoimmune conditions where a person is unable to process the Omega Eye. Those that we have come across so far are:
- Sarcoidosis – due to deregulation of Vitamin D and Calcium. The person would still be able to benefit from Omega 3 oils, but without added Vitamin D.
- Poor digestion of fats –resulting in Intense itching from taking a low dose (1 per day)
- Anderson Fabry – inability to produce the enzymes needed to process the Omega 3
8. What impact will taking Omega Eye have on my Cholesterol?
The EPA and DHA help to enhance the maturation of the cholesterol molecule and therefore HDL (good) molecules in the blood are elevated. So even though this elevation would cause ‘total cholesterol’ levels to increase, it is increasing in a cardioprotective way, as the HDL helps to remove LDL molecules from the blood and return them to the liver for further processing or excretion.
It is always advisable to check with your GP if you are taking cholesterol-lowering meds and want to start on Omega 3 supplementation. A GP will be able to monitor your bloods.
9. Will I put on weight?
No, Omega 3 actually enhances blood circulation to the muscles and therefore there is greater caloric consumption and weight loss.
There will also be faster recovery after exercise and less soreness due to the anti-inflammatory effects of EPA and DHA.