Melrose Omega Oils

Melrose Omega Oils

You’ve probably heard about eating enough fatty fish to ensure you get enough Omega-3, but what exactly is Omega-3, and do we really need to eat fish to have enough?

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid. This means it’s an essential nutrient for humans, yet our body’s can’t make Omega-3 fats on their own, so we need to obtain them through diet.

Omega-3’s have been linked to everything from brain, heart, eye, joint and skin health with recent studies suggesting they may play a positive role in our overall mood too.

There are 3 main types of omega 3, which are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the long chain omega 3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

The longer chain fatty acids EPA and DHA are found in fish and seafood, particularly oily fish such as Sardines, Mackerel, Salmon, Tuna and Cod. The heart foundation recommends 2 – 3 serves of oily fish per week to meet the recommended intake.

ALA is found in plant sources such as Flaxseeds, walnuts, chia seeds and hemp seeds. ALA is converted in the body to EPA and DHA. Plant-sources of ALA make a great option for those following a vegetarian diet. It’s worth noting however that ALA is not converted very efficiently by the body which is why fish-based sources of Omega-3 are generally recommended, and in lower dosages.

Melrose have a range of fish and plant-based omega-3 rich oils to complement your diet. Our premium oils are sourced ethically and with the highest quality standards in place. All of our fish oils are third party tested for heavy metals and toxins and are purified resulting in a light texture and appearance. Each fish oil is lightly flavoured with no fishy taste.

Which Omega is for me?

Fish Oil Health & Heart

Suitable for general health and wellbeing and to support cardiovascular health

Organic Flaxseed Oil

The highest source of plant-based omega-3, great for vegans and vegetarians

High Strength Fish Oil

Our highest strength fish oil. 1 tsp is equivalent to more
than 9 standard fish oil capsules

Fish Oil + Vitamin D Joint & Bone

With additional vitamin D, this oil is great for those looking to support optimal bone and joint health

Cod Liver Oil Health & Vision

High in vitamin A, Cod liver oil is great for supporting eye health alongside general health and wellbeing

Organic Evening Primrose Oil

A plant-based oil rich in Omega-6, this is an excellent choice for women looking support their hormonal and skin health

How to take Omega Oils?

We love finding new ways to incorporate omega-rich flaxseed oil into our every day. Already a regular addition drizzled over our salads and pastas, we’re excited to try it on our breakfast with this inspiration from ‘She’s on the Money’ host Victoria Devine.

Melrose Omega oil story

Melrose was established in Melbourne during the late 70’s and fast became Australia’s leading healthy organic oil manufacturer.

Our founder, a chemist working in the pharmaceutical industry, saw preventive medicine as the future and soon realised the modern diet was deficient in omega-3s. Specifically, he set out to address the imbalanced omega-3:6 ratio.

Upon discovering the richest plant-based source, flaxseed oil, Melrose became ‘first in flax’ with the first bottles sold in 1984, pioneering the use of daily health oils in Australia.

In the early 90’s, Melrose began producing cod liver oil. This later extended to liquid fish oil upon the request of a renowned rheumatologist who, needing a superior dosage form, prescribed it for arthritis patients.

Today Melrose offers a comprehensive range including both plant-based and ocean-derived omega oils to support general health and wellbeing.

Royal Adelaide Hospital

For every sale of Melrose Fish Oil Health & Heart and Melrose Fish Oil + Vitamin D Joint & Bone, we provide funds to the Adelaide Hospital Research Fund to support arthritis research.

To date, Melrose have contributed $1.3 Million to the fund, furthering our mission to support healthier Australians, every day.

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