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Omega 3

What are the benefits?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of unsaturated fatty acids needed for the formation of prostaglandins and other similar substances in the body. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances with an important role in joint health and many other areas. Omega-3 fish oil is rich in two particular omega-3 fatty acids – eicosapentaenoic acid (known as EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

EPA and DHA are needed to help regulate blood pressure, help balance levels of fats in the blood, and for the maintenance of cell membranes. EPA also helps preserve an easy flow of blood though our bodies by helping to maintain a normal degree of ‘stickiness’ in blood platelets. Omega-3 fish oil may therefore help maintain a healthy heart and circulation. DHA is needed for the development and maintenance of brain and eye function.

What are the natural food sources?

Omega-3 fish oil is mostly found in fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon, herrings, sardines, anchovies and albacore tuna.

How much do you need?

There is no recommended daily allowance for omega-3 fish oil.

Are you taking too much?

Taking several grams of fish oil may cause gastrointestinal upset and burping with a “fishy” smell.

Are there any interactions?

People with certain medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes and some blood disorders, should check with their doctor before taking fish oil supplements. Some prescription medicines may be affected by fish oils

Omega-3 Fish Oil can be found in the following products:

Cardioace 30 Capsules, Omega-H3 30 Capsules, Neurozan 30 Capsules, Jointace 30 Capsules.

The levels of vitamins and minerals contained within all Vitabiotics products are within the safe levels published by the Health Food Manufacturers Association and elsewhere. Note - this material is provided for information purposes only. While Vitabiotics has taken steps to ensure it is as factual as possible, we cannot provide any guarantee on the reliability of all information contained herein or the reliability of facts obtained from other information sources.