Nature's Own Fish Oil High Potency Capsules EPA/DHA 60's

Nature's Own Fish Oil High Potency Capsules EPA/DHA 60's

60 capsules
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Our HIGH POTENCY FISH OIL CAPSULES give you 550mg EPA/DHA per 1000mg capsule. This is a much higher level of actives than most capsules will give you. 1 a day will suffice the needs of most people although some of you might like to take 2 a day. 1 x 1000mg New High Potency Fish Oil capsule gives you the equivalent DHA/EPA normally contained in 2,000mg of oil.

As science investigates Omega 3 essential fatty acids, their importance to our health becomes more and more apparent. It is now evident that all aspects of our health are influenced by our intake of these precious nutrients, whatever our age. That is why they are now added to baby foods and why the Government recommends we eat oily fish at least twice a week.
Both omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are classified as "essential" for health and indeed we need both in an intake ratio of about 1:1. Human evolution happened at a time when food availability was entirely different. In particular there was a vast difference in the balance of fatty acids that were consumed. Our ancestors ate diets that consisted of about equal quantities of omega 6 to omega 3. This is probably why omega 3 has such an important role in human physiology. At that time the meat that was eaten was free range, eggs came from free-range birds, coastal communities had free access to fish and more outside leaves of plants were eaten (rich sources of omega 3) while very few grains were eaten (rich sources of omega 6).

With the advent of agriculture, the feeding of livestock on grains, the reduction in fish eating and latterly the wide availability of convenience foods which feature grain and seed oils, the ratio of these two fatty acids in the diet has swung dramatically in favour of omega 6 and reduced the amount of omega 3. The ratio has gone from 1:1 up to 15-20:1 omega 6 to omega 3. Human health is struggling as a result and clear links have been found to a wide range of mental and physical conditions as a result of this change. Ideally everyone should have a minimum of 2 - 3 grams omega 3 per day (2,000 - 3,000mg/day). It seems that not many people achieve this level, especially if they eat little oily fish.
When we ingest omega 3 our body breaks the fatty acids down to 2 other fatty acids - Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and these are the components our body uses for essential activity. Flax and other seed oils contain omega 3, whilst fish oil contains the preformed DHA and EPA in a form directly usable by our bodies. Doctors and nutritionists are noticing that some people are unable to efficiently breakdown omega 3 into the useful DHA and EPA components, which is why many people are now advised to supplement with clean, stable whole body fish oils.

WILL FISH OIL MAKE ME FAT? No! 2 grams of omega 3 would only contain 18 calories. Almost all omega 3 ingested is used for essential body processes and does not get laid down as fat. Moreover, it is understood that shortage of omega 3 tends to make the body hold on to other fat, and so prevents its breakdown for metabolic use.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF DHA/EPA DHA and EPA are used in the membranes in every body tissue where their presence has both a stabilising and anti-inflammatory effect on the tissue. These nutrients are particularly known for their benefits in the following organs and tissues:

Brain: The brain is largely composed of lipids (fats), a large part of which is EPA and DHA. DHA is particularly important for youngsters as it is essential for the healthy development of brain and eye tissue. Shortage of both DHA and EPA has been linked to developmental and behavioural disorders in children, and supplementation of both in sufferers has shown spectacular improvement in both these areas.
Heart: The omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil help to prevent heart disease through a variety of actions. They:
  • Prevent arrhythmias
  • Help form heart protective hormones
  • Have anti-inflammatory properties
  • Inhibit inflammatory potentiators
  • Are anti-thrombotic
  • Have ability to lower blood fats
  • Inhibit plaque formation in the blood
  • Reduce cholesterol
Even total mortality has been improved in several studies in which the omega-3 fatty acid was increased. In one study, men who consumed salmon twice a week had a 70% less likelihood of cardiac arrest than those who ate less or no fish at all.
Lungs: DHA and EPA help the body to form anti-inflammatory hormones which help to prevent allergic reactions and reduce the incidence of inflammatory respiratory disease.

Skin: Sufficient intake of essential fatty acids, EPA/DHA and some of the essential omega 6 fatty acids too help to keep our skin supple, youthful and prevent dryness, premature ageing and line formation.

Fertility: DHA and EPA support the health of the reproductive system (ovaries and uterus) as well as encouraging healthy sperm production.
Joints: The anti inflammatory action of DHA and EPA is very helpful to those with arthritis and any joint problems.

Circulation: Essential fatty acids, particularly DHA and EPA, help to keep blood flowing and make it less sticky. Oily fish do not freeze in frozen seas due to the "anti-freeze"-like effect of these essential fatty acids and the same mechanism helps to keep our blood from clotting too readily. 
Both cod liver oil and whole body fish oil contain good levels of EPA and DHA. However, sadly many of our oceans are now polluted and these pollutants collect in the livers of oily fish. Hence there is always likely to be a greater risk of pollutants in fish liver oils than in whole body fish oils. All fish oil products sold by Nature's Own are absolutely clean, stable and have no trace of any of the ocean pollutants, heavy metals etc. (Detection is now possible in parts per million.) 
Fatty Acid Min content
EPA 330
DHA 220