What is EPA and DHA used for?
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acidsthat are abundant in fish and shellfish, as well as some algae. And whilst we can make EPA and DHA in our body from the conversion of the Alpha-Linolenic Acid, (the parent fatty acid of the Omega-3 family), nutritionists believe that this process may not always be very efficient. Increasingly few people consume oily fish regularly and so a supplement that provides pre-formed EPA and DHA may be useful to help develop and function optimally in every stage of life.
What are the benefits of having omega 3?
Omega-3's are also effective general anti-inflammatories, useful for joint problems, lupus and psoriasis. Studies indicate that people with rheumatoid arthritis experience less joint swelling and stiffness, and may even be able to manage on lower doses of anti-inflammatory drugs, when they take fish oil supplements. In a study of people with Crohn's disease (a painful type of inflammatory bowel disease), 69% of those taking enteric-coated fish oil supplements (about 3 grams of fish oils a day) experienced no symptoms of their illness, compared with just 28% of those receiving a placebo. In addition omega-3's may play a role in mental health: some nutritionists believe that there is a correlation between the increasing incidence of depression in Australia and the declining consumption of fish, and preliminary studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the severity of schizophrenia by about 25%, and also help to correct dyslexia in children.
How do Lamberts Cod Liver Oil 1000mg Capsules benefit my body?
In terms of the EPA and DHA content Lamberts Cod Liver Oil 1000mg Capsules are one of the strongest cod liver oils available, offering the added benefits of vitamins A. D and E. This is therefore a useful supplement for anyone who may be at risk of vitamin D deficiency resulting from little exposure to sunlight.