Omega 3 (Fish Oil)-A high quality molecularly distilled fish oil supplement, rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Free of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. Provides cardiovascular enhancing benefits in addition to anti-inflammatory benefits. Enhanced with lemon oil to eliminate any fishy taste. Available in regular and extra strength.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanaeoic acid (DHA) are omega 3 fatty acids (O3FA). O3FA supplements are mostly derived from coldwater species of fish like salmon, sardines, herring, and mackerel; as well as from a few vegetarian sources, such as flax seed oil. There are many therapeutic applications for O3FA, primarily due to its cardiovascularenhancing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Research has shown that O3FA cardiovascular benefits include reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, modifying cholesterol levels (i.e., increasing “good” HDL cholesterol, while decreasing “bad” LDL cholesterol), decreasing triglycerides, and decreasing high blood pressure. O3FA have also been shown to block the production of certain inflammatory chemicals in our body. Consequently, studies have demonstrated the ability of O3FA to reduce inflammation in such disorders as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and Lupus.
In addition, O3FA have shown to reduce the symptoms of other disorders including angina, migraine headaches, psoriasis, and tinnitus. Most fish oil supplements come in a mixture of 18% EPA and 12% DHA. Therefore, in 1000 mg of fish oil there would be 180 mg EPA and 120 mg of DHA. However, it makes more sense to seek out more concentrated preparations, which will minimize the amount of fish oil you must consume, and help prevent the dreaded fish burp.
Look for something in the 375 mg EPA and 250 mg DHA range, providing 625 mg of total omega 3 fatty acids. The doses recommended in the following conditions are based on the use of a supplement providing 625 mg of total omega 3 fatty acids.