Omega 3 fatty acids – EPA and DHA – contain powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. They also contain free radical scavengers which slow down the cell degeneration process. They are responsible for proper fetal and brain development, helping with vascular health, memory volume, vision and related functions, joint lubrication and so much more. These fatty acids such as contained in Omega 3 by Perricone which is the subject of our review today, are only found in fatty fish such as mackerel, sardines and trout.
Many modern diets are deficient in fish sources, and particularly quality fish sources thanks to overfishing and contaminants such as mercury. This particular make of omega 3 is meant as a skin supplement and aid to weightloss, as omega 3 can also boost the metabolism. The skin benefits from the plumping and anti-aging benefits of omega 3.
What’s In Perricone MD Omega 3?
- Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil 3000 mg – Fish oils in general contribute enormously to health by lowering depression, fighting aging, decreasing cholesterol and improving joint health. Fish oil may suppress fat cell production.
- EPA 255 mg – This is a good fat critical to wellbeing, staying mentally alert and supple. This body cannot store it so you must consume new sources. This dosage is below the average recommended daily dose.
- DHA 270 mg – This dosage is below the average recommended daily dose. This fatty acid is integral to good eye and brain development.
How Do You Use Perricone MD Omega 3?
Take one to 3 capsules orally with meals. Note that if you are allergic to fish, the product contains sockeye salmon.
At $42 for a 30-day supply, this is one of the higher-priced omega 3 supplements. There were no discounts for checking out a 3 or 6 month supply on the Perricone website. However the manufacturer says that each order comes with three free samples.
Is There A Guarantee?
You can exchange your product or get a money-back return if you’re unhappy with your product. However, the product guarantee is vague. There is no mention of how long it will take to make the return, shipping fees applicable and most importantly, the time frame in which the policy has effect. There is also no word on how many bottles can be returned and whether the product has to be open or closed.
The Conclusion of our Perricone MD Omega 3 Review
Wild Alaskan summer represents some of the best sources of an oily fish in a pure form you could hope to harvest. The extraction should therefore be of a high quality. The 3000 mg of fish oil, which is bound to contain vitamin E as an added benefit, is also high.
However what matters if the percentage of fatty acids within the 3000 mg fish oil extraction. The levels of DHA and EPA are lower than what should be expected as a daily dose and indeed for the price. There are supplements with a higher percentage of fatty acids that retail for one third of the price and are backed by extensive, clearly worded guarantees. We also feel the manufacturer should do more by way of education as to why this supplement has benefits for the skin and metabolism in particular and its manufacturing and extraction process.
For this reason, we do not recommend this product, as we are not sure the high price is justified. Also, given the vaguely worded returns policy, it would be easier for the manufacturer not to issue refunds than to go through with it.