Strong evidence exists that omega-3 fatty acids have various health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) are considered essential because they cannot be manufactured by the body and so must be ingested from dietary sources. Omega-3s are a class of polyunsaturated fats found in a variety of fatty fish (including salmon and tuna) as well as flaxseeds, walnuts, and canola oil. In fish, omega-3s occur as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), while in plants omega-3s occur as alpha linolenic acid. Unfortunately, alpha-linolenic acid is poorly converted into the EPA and DHA in the body, so these sources of omega-3s don’t provide the same benefits are omega-3s from other sources. Omega-3s are partly responsible for proper immune functioning, regulation of inflammation (through support of prostaglandin E3 production), lipoprotein metabolism, brain function, and mood regulation.
Each Product Contains
Each softgel contains:
Fish oil concentrate (lemon flavor) 1,000 mg
Provides (compound weight):
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 330 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 250 mg
Suggested Daily Use
Suggested daily use is 1 to 6 softgels of High Omega-3s (EPA/DHA) per day.
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