Pregnancy and childhood development, cardiovascular disease (including cholesterol, triglycerides,
blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke), Mental health, Improve memory, learning and intelligence.
Good for the eye function, preventing and healing maculopathy diseases and dry eyes.
- 1000 mg
- 100 softgel
- take 1 capsule twice at day.
DHA/EPA - Omega 3
EPA and DHA fatty acid make up two of the most important acids required by the body. Both acids are part of Omega-3 fatty acids. Most people do not get adequate Omega-3 in their daily diet. Studies show that intake of EPA and DHA fatty acids can benefit health conditions like heart disease, high cholesterol levels, depression levels and rheumatoid arthritis, among several others. Although both these fatty acids work together to benefit the body, there are some basic differences between the two.
DHA Fatty Acid
The omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is known for its importance for healthy brain function and cardioprotection. Ongoing research continues to substantiate these claims and find additional benefits of DHA supplementation.
Just this past year, scientists attributed the following benefits to DHA:
Proper response to sensory stimuli: A new study published in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience examined the relationship between omega-3 fatty acid intake and the nervous system's ability to handle sensory input – a function called sensorimotor gating (Fedorova).
Mice were fed diets containing either ALA only or ALA + EPA + DHA. The mice were evaluated on their responses to a loud noise following a soft tone – in normal sensorimotor gating, the soft tone acts as a warning so that the animal is not startled by the loud noise. The mice fed ALA + EPA + DHA had a 12% increase in brain DHA content and displayed improved sensorimotor gating – they responded more calmly to the loud noise.1 Inadequate sensorimotor gating is central to human disorders like schizophrenia and ADHD - children with ADHD have reduced DHA levels2, and DHA has been shown to improve the symptoms of ADHD.
Cognitive development in infants: DHA makes up 90% of the omega-3 fatty acid content of the brain, and is a major component of brain cell membranes. Since DHA is crucial during development of the brain, adequate DHA intake is important for pregnant and nursing women. Previous studies documenting improved cognitive skills in breastfed infants have attributed this to the DHA content of breast milk. A new study has confirmed these observations. Infants were fed formula with or without supplemental DHA – when they reached 9 months of age, the babies given DHA scored higher on a problem solving test.
Keeping arteries clear: The oxidized form of LDL cholesterol contributes to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. DHA supplementation in healthy, middle-aged men had antioxidant effects on LDL.
Reducing inflammation: Men who took DHA supplements for 6-12 weeks decreased the concentrations of several inflammatory markers in their blood by approximately 20%.6-7
Cancer protection: DHA and EPA induced programmed cell death in colon cancer cells8 and prostate cancer cells9, and DHA supplementation reduced tumor size in a mouse model of cancer.
Slowing the aging process: It had already been shown that heart disease patients with higher intakes of DHA and EPA survived longer. A new study has found that higher intake of these omega-3 fatty acids was associated with slower rate of telomere shortening, which is a DNA-level sign of aging.
Calcium absorption is facilitated by an acidic environment, which is why calcium citrate is the best of the many types of calcium supplements. Because it does not require additional amounts of acid from the stomach to be absorbed, calcium citrate can be taken anytime during the day. It provides a low dose of calcium per pill, however, which means that a relatively large number of pills must be taken, depending on how much calcium you need.
Most of the body’s calcium is located in the teeth and bones. Lesser amounts are found in nerve cells, blood, tissues and fluids.
EPA Fatty Acids
This Omega-3 fatty acid is better known as Eicosapentaenoic acid. In the chemical structure, it is a carboxylic acid that has five cis double bonds and a 20-carbon chain. EPA fatty acids can be gained by consuming oily fish or fish oil from salmon, mackerel, cod liver, sardine, herring and menhaden.
Benefits of EPA Fatty Acids
Studies of EPA on the body have shown significant changes in various medical conditions. Most of these conditions are related to lower inflammation. EPA fatty acid has beneficial potential, especially in schizophrenia. Numerous studies show a great reduction in symptom scales that are used to measure severity of schizophrenic symptoms. Research also suggests that EPA can improve patients’ response to chemotherapy. This is possible by adjusting the production of eicosanoid in the body. EPA can also reduce the probability of developing particular kinds of cancer, which includes multiple myeloma. Recent studies have shown that it can reduce depression and suicidal behavior.
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