This product contains EPA which regulates cholesterol to aid circulation, and DHA, a part of the retina as well as the brain, which helps deliver nutrients to the brain. This is a product that is effective in controlling high blood pressure, blood circulation and other cardiovascular disorders.

OMEGA 3 1000mg 300 Capsules

This 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 cardiovascular disorders.

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 cardiovascular system.

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 maintenance.
*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 Japanese women.
*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 diabetes.
*Cholesterol/Cardiovascular disorders/Hypertension/Arteriosclerosis - 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 the body.

Take 1-3 capsules a day at regularly.