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Mega EPA/DHA

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Mega EPA/DHA
120 softgels

As people age, systemic inflammation can inflict degenerative effects throughout the body.1-5 A primary cause of this destructive cascade is the production of cell-signaling chemicals known as inflammatory cytokines. Along with these dangerous cytokines, imbalances of hormone-like messengers called prostaglandins and leukotrienes also contribute to inflammatory processes.6-8

The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by the diet and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in cold-water fish (and fish oil), perilla and flaxseed oils, are essential elements of a healthy diet. Fish oils contain the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in the typical Western diet, which is filled with foods containing high amounts of omega-6 fats.23 EPA and DHA can be synthesized in the body from ALA, but EPA and DHA synthesis may be insufficient under certain conditions and for most people that consume Western diets.

While the polyunsaturated fats known as omega-6 fatty acids are essential to life, most Americans and citizens of other Western nations consume far too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and not enough omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In fact, some Western diets consist of 20 parts of omega-6 to only one part of omega-3. For optimum health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:1 and 4:1.25 The severe imbalance that occurs with most people contributes to the development of long-term health problems.

Studies associate the Mediterranean diet — rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids such as that found in olive oil, and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs — with lowered cardiovascular risk and increased life span.26-32 Other studies support omega-3’s importance in cardiovascular health.33,34

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 softgels

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Calories

20

Calories from Fat

20

Total Fat

2 g

Cholesterol

20 mg

Vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols)

4 IU

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)

720 mg†

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)

480 mg†

†Gas Chromatography by A%

Other ingredients: refined fish oil concentrate (anchovy, sardine), gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob color, rosemary extract.

Contains fish (anchovy, sardine).
This product contains NO milk, egg, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Dosage and Use

Take two softgels one to three times daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

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The first time I saw these was in my doctor office .she told me I need to start taking them. I bought my first bottle from the doctor. Which was $30.00. I found them on here for much cheaper. Happy about that....... (Posted on 11/4/13)

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