Bio-Omega 3 contains highly valued EPA and DHA. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are two fatty acids belonging to the Omega-3 family. They differ considerably from alpha linolenic acid (ALA), the Omega-3 fatty acid derived from flax seed oil, canola oil, and other plant sources. Fish provides the only available source of EPA and DHA.
Fish oils have attracted much attention for the health benefits attributed to the essential fats they contain. These fats are known as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Known as omega-3 fatty acids, the essential oils in fish help protect against a range of illnesses, including inflammation, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, mood disorders and some forms of cancer.
The reasons why these fatty substances are so important revolve around their role in cellular membranes. A diet that is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, results in altered cell membranes. Without a healthy membrane, cells lose their ability to hold water, vital nutrients, and electrolytes. They also lose their ability to communicate with other cells and be controlled by regulating hormones. They simply do not function properly. Cell membrane dysfunction is a critical factor in the development of virtually every chronic disease, especially cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.
Reduces Joint Pain & Inflammation. Fish oil has been studied as a treatment for a wide variety of “autoimmune diseases”; conditions where the body’s own immune system attacks itself. Examples of autoimmune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma. In all three conditions, fish oil has been shown to effectively reduce pain and other patterns of inflammation such as those found in joint, muscles and ligaments.
Fish oils play a large role in brain function. Studies have shown that low levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are associated with ADD/ADHD, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies suggest that people who eat large amounts of fatty fish oils may have lower rates of depression, suicidal tendencies and violence. This is because omega-3 fatty acids are thought to affect serotonin levels, a neuro-transmitter that helps to regulate and enhance mood. Fish oils are also extremely beneficial to the
cardiovascular system. Unlike other fats, fish oils can protect against heart disease rather than contribute to its development. Omega-3 fatty acids appear to have the ability to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, prevent blood clots and maintain the elasticity of blood vessels.
Bio-Omega 3 Ingredients:
Fish oil concentrate 1600mg, sardine (Sardina pilchardus), anchovy (Engraulis japonicus), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 1040 mg, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 160 mg.
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