Omega-3 90 softgels
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are considered "essential" because they are needed throughout the human life cycle, cannot be produced in the human body, and therefore must be provided through the diet or supplementation.
The most important omega-3 fatty acids in nutrition are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
EFAs aid in the maintenance of cell membrane fluidity and stability, development and function of brain and nerve tissue, oxygen transfer and energy production, immune functions, and conversion into compounds involved in all body functions including local hormones that govern inflammatory responses.
Several recognized scientific studies have demonstrated that Omega-3 FAs are important in numerous signaling pathways. Most notably, EPA is a precursor of certain prostaglandins and leukotrienes, molecules that are involved in mediating healthy inflammatory responses, and lung function. Therefore, these two classes of signaling molecules are critical for the maintenance of cardiovascular health, immune system function, and joint comfort.
Because Omega-3 FAs have been shown to be important in cell membrane biochemistry, they play a critical role in information processing in the brain. This particular function of DHA is especially significant with respect to its role in the maintenance of a positive mental state, balanced mood, proper memory, and neurological function.*
Long suspected as an aid in cardiovascular health, the efficacy of Omega-3 fatty acids is being confirmed through world-wide research. After a study of Greenland Eskimos, it was discovered that, although they consumed a comparably high amount of fat in their diet, the population experienced a low incidence of coronary heart disease. Their diet, it was discovered, contained a significant proportion of marine fats, specifically long chain, highly unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).
So-called “primitive” diets have much higher levels of EPA and DHA than modern diets. As a result, some researchers and doctors believe that most people who eat a typical western diet are likely to be consuming less-than-optimal amounts of EPA and DHA. To a very limited extent, omega-3 fatty acids from vegetable sources, such as flaxseed oil, can convert to EPA.
At least four studies have reported a reduced blood level of omega-3 fatty acids in people with depression.
People with rheumatoid arthritis have been found to have decreased levels of omega-3 fatty acids, such as are found in fish oil, in their joint fluid and blood.
The health benefits of fish oil for people with Crohn’s disease have been reported.
Serving Size: 3 softgels
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving:
2200mg Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA 1110mg, DHA 900mg, additional 190mg)
Other ingredients: gelatin capsule, natural lemon flavor, Proprietary antioxidant blend (consisting of rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate, and natural tocopherols from soy)
Directions: Take 3 softgels per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Refrigerate after opening to ensure maximum potency
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*The statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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