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Bioconcepts Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg

60 Soft Gel Capsules

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Bioconcepts Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg contains a high-strength formulation of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA ensuring it is an effective supplement to help support brain, heart & joint health. The levels of EPA and DHA within Omega 3 Fish Oil provide sufficient amounts to your diet to enhance your overall emotional and physical wellbeing.

Bioconcepts Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg provides essential nutrients EPA & DHA to help promote emotional & physical wellbeing, helps to support healthy heart & brain function, helps to promote emotional & physical wellbeing and helps to support joint health - and is especially beneficial to conditions caused by an inflammatory response within the body such as rheumatoid arthritis.


What is in Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg?

Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is unable to be made in the body and therefore must be achieved through a healthy, balanced diet. Because of this,polyunsaturated fatty acids are otherwise known as essential fatty acids.The most plentiful source of Omega 3 is within oily fish.

Two of the most important Omega 3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. There has been growing research on their beneficial effect on learning, concentration, as well as heart health and joints in adults and infant development.


Why take Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg?

Omega 3 provides concentrated levels of the two essential fatty acids, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). This formulation is especially rich in DHA, which is one of the most important building blocks of the brain that plays a key role in brain development and may help to improve your concentration levels.

Take Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg if you want to support healthy heart & brain function, promote emotional & physical wellbeing, help alleviate symptoms of depression, support joint health. 


How does Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg work? The science behind the secret...

The term "fatty" refers to the fact that omega-3 fatty acids are naturally broken down from fats, like fish oil in the case of EPA and DHA (two of the most important Omega 3 Fatty acids). Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be essential fatty acids as your body needs them to survive, yet the body does not make them. Thus, a daily supplement of EPA and DHA should to be taken to ensure your body has enough EPA and DHA. 

Specific anti-inflammatory hormones, 'Eicosenoids', come from EPA. These properties make EPA beneficial in the prevention of cardiovascular ailments, the maintenance of healthy joints and the prevention of various forms of joint problems. This is because free radicals cause damage to these cells activating an inflammatory response. By hindering the inflammatory response, EPA principally, helps maintain the health of the heart, brain and joints.

DHA is more easily absorbed in the body and used in greater amounts than EPA. Good brain function is dependent upon adequate amounts of DHA, which makes up 40% of the fatty acids in the membranes of brain cells.

Brain function may be omega-3's most vital and essential structural benefit. The cell membrane of neurons is 20% omega-3 fatty acids. As electrical signals jump from one neuron to another, they must first pass through these cell membranes. DHA is thought to make the membranes more elastic, allowing a channel to change shape and open up within them. Only DHA is flexible enough to completely perform this function.

The brain depends on DHA and EPA to create and modify neural structures. This adaptive nature of the brain is known as "plasticity". A deficiency of DHA or EPA acids reduces the adaptability of the brain. It is believed that reduced plasticity may be one significant factor in the development of depression.


Is it right for me?

Omega-3 fatty acids have been scientifically shown to help to support healthy heart and brain function, help alleviate symptoms of depression and help inhibit the cell inflammatory response within the body that cause pain in certain auto-immune diseases or infections. Omega 3 1000mg is an all-natural formulation of omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA and thus may help support heart, brain and joint health. Always consult your GP before taking any supplement.


Recent Studies:

EPA, DHA and the Heart

According to research published in "Circulation" by the American Heart Association, conducted by Penny M. Kris-Etherton et al, consuming omega-3 fatty acids can lower triglyceride levels by 25 to 30%. Triglycerides are another type of fat found in the blood that store unused calories to provide the body with energy later. High levels of triglycerides play a part to causing atherosclerosis, a process categorised by thickening of the blood vessel walls that causes the vessels to become hard and leads to cardiovascular disease.

Penny M. Kris-Etherton also concluded that Omega-3 fatty acids may also directly affect the heart. A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of arrhythmias--irregular heartbeat. Although the mechanism of action is still unknown, scientists hypothesise that the fatty acids may help stabilise the muscular wall of the heart, the 'myocardium'. Reducing the risk of arrhythmia decreases the risk of sudden cardiac failure.

Omega-3 fatty acids, a specialized type of polyunsaturated fat, show promise in reducing risk factors and preventing the onset of cardiovascular diseases "Carl J. Lavie et al, Journal of American College of Cardiology, 2009."

EPA, DHA and the Brain

A study titled 'Eicosapentaenoic acid in treatment-resistant depression associated with symptom remission, structural brain changes and reduced neuronal phospholipid turnover' published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, Oct 2001, researchers Puri et al used MRI to corroborate clinical improvements. A patient with treatment resistant depression was given a daily dose of 4 g pure EPA, and after one month there were significant improvements, including a co-morbid social phobia. After nine months the patient was reportedly symptom free.

Bremner JD et al conducted a study titled 'Reduced volume of orbitofrontal cortex in major depression' published in Biological Psychiatry, Feb 2002 with similar results.


In The Press:

Eating fish can make you smarter

Health Article: The Telegraph 2011

Scientists discovered that eating food rich in omega-3 boosted blood flow to the brain and improved its performance during mental tasks.The findings could have implications for treating dementia.

The health benefits of omega-3, found in oily fish, are already well known. New research now claims it can also improve reaction times, as well as reducing levels of tiredness in the brain after performing tough tasks.And the British researchers say the findings could be particularly important for older people, with a diet rich in omega-3 having the potential to stave off dementia.

They conducted two studies to investigate the effects of oily fish. Volunteers were given fish-oil supplements rich in DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid. Results of one showed that taking omega-3 supplements during mental tasks boosted blood flow to active areas of the brain.

Another study looked at the impact of giving two fish-oil supplements to a group of volunteers aged 18-35 over three months.Results, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, showed little difference in blood flow to the brain, but faster reaction times and lower levels of tiredness after being given a task to complete.

Researchers now want to conduct a study in people aged 50-70 to see how taking fish-oil supplements could affect their memories, mental performance and blood flow to the brain.

Study author Dr Philippa Jackson said: "These findings could have implications for mental function later on in life…This is because evidence suggests regularly eating oily fish or taking omega-3 supplements may prevent cognitive decline and dementia, and increased blood flow to the brain may be a mechanism by which this occurs…If we can pinpoint both the behavioural and brain blood flow effects of this fatty acid in older healthy people, then the benefits for those with mental degenerative conditions associated with normal aging could be that much greater."

Fish oil 'could save 10,000 lives a year' by preventing heart failure deaths

Health Article: Daily Mail 2010

Giving fish oil capsules to patients with a heart condition could save 10,000 lives a year claim doctors.

A review revealed omega-3 supplements prevented the deaths of almost one in ten patients with heart failure. Regular use also prevented around 8 per cent of hospital admissions caused by symptoms such as breathlessness and fluid retention. The benefits reached a peak two years after taking the capsules.

British cardiologists say international guidelines are now being rewritten to advise that heart failure patients take a daily dose. Around 700,000 Britons suffer from heart failure, 68,000 new cases are diagnosed each year and it is thought to kill 100,000 a year. Survival rates are worse than for breast and prostate cancer. The review is published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine.Altogether 7,000 heart failure patients taking part in a larger Italian study were monitored over four and a half years. There was a fall of 9 per cent in the death rate of those taking purified fish oil, and an 8 per cent fall in hospitalisation rates.

Review author Professor Martin Cowie, speaking at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Stockholm yesterday, said that if 500,000 patients took supplements regularly around 10,000 lives a year might eventually be saved. And he expected ESC guidelines to recommend their use in heart failure in the 'near future'.

In the UK the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, recommends supplements on the NHS to prevent a second heart attack. Professor Cowie, of Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital, said he believed the latest evidence would convince NICE that heart patients should also get them.

Omega-3 fatty acids are natural polyunsaturates found in oily fish, soya beans, rapeseed oil, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. The fats are important throughout adult life for mental wellbeing but in particular help heart patients - and those with arthritis - by blocking the body's response to inflammation, cutting blood fats, reducing the chances of a blood clot and blocking dangerous heart rhythms.

For further information about Omega 3 Supplements click on the following links:

Health benefits of Omega 3

Omega 3 & heart health

Should I be taking Omega 3?

What is Omega 3 & where to find it?

How to take Bioconcepts Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg:

  • Take 1 capsule per day. 

Each Bioconcepts Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg Capsule contains:

EPA 180mg, DHA 120mg, Vitamin E synthetic 6.7mg (10IU), Gelatin, Glycerol, Residual Water. Free from Salt, Starch, Wheat, Maize, Gluten, Lactose, Yeast, Dairy products, Artificial Preservatives Dyes or Colours.

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