OMEGA 3 1000mg 300 Capsules
product has been made using natural fish oil collected from the
clean, unpolluted environment of New Zealand - so called the last
remaining paradise on earth. All products have been strictly tested
for quality by Health Farm.
What is DHA?
The fish oil extracted from blue-backed fish is called Omega-3.
This is an unsaturated fatty acid containing high quality EPA
and DHA. DHA is an essential nutrient which is abundant in the
oil of blue-backed fish which feeds on other small fish, and is
also present in seal fat. This unsaturated essential fatty acid
is required by the body from the fetal days and onwards. However,
this essential fatty acid cannot be synthesized from our body,
and hence we need an external supply. We can absorb a small amount
of DHA from alpha-linolenic acid in some plant oils but this is
not enough because we cannot synthesise it.
Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid present in oils extracted
from blue-backed fish and salmon. It contains high level of DHA
and EPA. There are 4 types of lipids: cholesterol, saturated fatty
acids, unsaturated fatty acid and polyunsaturated fatty acid.
It is unhealthy to consume large amounts of certain lipids. However
'Omega-3', which is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, is harmless
to the body, and is actually one of the essential compounds needed
boy the body. Omega-3 is beneficial for those with symptoms of
DHA (Docosa Hexaenoic Acid)
DHA is a type of Omega-3 polyunsaturated acid and is forms an
important part of the brain and the eyes. 60% of the human brain
consists of lipids, and 30% of the cell membrane of neurons in
the brain is made of DHA. The next area abundant in DHA in our
body is the retina of the eye. Therefore, DHA is crucial to the
development of vision and the brain.
DHA increases the fluidity of the cell membranes of neurons in
the brain to increase the efficiency of signal transduction. This
increases memory function and overall learning abilities. DHA
acts to enhance brain development of the premature infants and
also acts to prevent Alzheimer's disease, which is a gradual degeneration
of the brain. DHA acts to reduce fatigue of the eyes and helps
vision recovery. It is usually found in fish and other seafood
and very rare in animals and plants found on the ground.
EPA (Eicosapentaentaenoic Acid)
The benefits of EPA were discovered by the relationship between
the low prevalence of geriatric diseases related to myocardial
Infarction and thrombosis in the Eskimo population and their rich
diet consisting of fish and other sea-animals.
The clotting factors in our blood are usually inactive and are
activated when a blood vessel is damaged or cut. The activated
clotting factors block the opened vessel by forming a blood clot
to reduce blood loss. If this clotting process at an injury-site
of the vessel continues, the thrombus enlarges and can eventually
block the lumen of the vessel, leading to the death of tissues
or organs supplied by that vessel ('Infarction'). If such thrombosis
occurs in the arteries of the brain it is called 'cerebran thrombosis',
and if it occurs in the coronary arteries ('coronary occlusion')
it can lead to myocardial infarction. These can lead to cerebral
hemorrhage or heart attacks.
EPA reduces the level of cholesterol and other neutral lipids
in the blood which resists thrombus formation as well as preventing
geriatric diseases such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis and
myocardial infarction. The Heart Foundation of USA have recommended
consuming tuna or salmon at least twice a week to maintain healthy
Efficacy and Benefits:
*Related to brain development - enhanced memory function, learning
ability and prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
The Omega-3 consumed by the mother is related to the brain development
of the foetus and it is recommended to take regular amounts of
Omega-3 for normal brain development during pregnancy. Omega-3
is an important complex related to brain synapse development and
*Prevention of cancer - It has been found that populations which
consume large amounts of fish have lower occurrence of cancer.
This has been found to be related to the suppression of abnormal
cell growth by Omega-3 (Omega-3 is absorbed into the body system
and is converted to Prostaglandin, which is an anti-cancer compound).
A study by University of California at Los Angeles has shown that
the lower prevalence of breast cancer in mainland Japanese women
compared to American women or Japanese-American women (25~30%
less) is related to the high amount of fish consumption in mainland
*Many mental disorders - a medical journal from UK has proposed
that a lack of unsaturated fatty acids can lead to schizophrenia
and is strongly related to the occurrence of other mental disorders.
*Enhanced circulation/ complications of diabetes - one of the
complications of diabetes is the damage to blood vessels caused
by high blood glucose level. Omega-3 helps to maintain blood vessels
healthy and strong and is beneficial to people suffering from
- because of lack of vegetables in their diet, a high prevalence
of cardiovascular disorders is expected in the Eskimo population.
However a high level of fish intake reduces their blood-cholesterol
level to maintain it at a normal level.
*Recovery of vision - DHA forms an important part of the retina
of the eye and is responsible for replacement and maintenance
of cell membranes of the retina as well as signal transduction
to the brain. DHA can prevent decrease of vision due to a lack
of this essential compound.
*Maintain vibrant and healthy skin
*Diet - prevents absorption of unnecessary saturated fats into
Take 1-3 capsules a day at regularly.