What is EPA?
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), and a precursor to DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) . EPA has numerous antiatherosclerotic effects including vasodilation, antiplatelet aggregation, and anti-inflammation.
What is the impact of nutrition?
To function well and stay healthy the Body requires healthy Drinks & Beverages and foods every day. The right balance is essential. A balanced diet contains at least the three basic building blocks for the body - proteins, carbohydrates and fats - in the right proportions for optimal health. For example, EPA and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) are vital to Heart Health.
The availability of building materials - like fatty acids - in the body mainly depends on what we take in through our food. Our bodies can make some fatty acids out of others. But that is not the case for omega-3 and omega-6 - hence their name, ‘essential fatty acids’. So we are completely dependent on our nutrition for the quantity of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that is available in our cells.
Why is it so important to have a healthy omega 3 index?
A healthy balance between omega-6 and omega-3 is very important for the make-up of fats in the body’s cells, and for their optimal function. Research has shown that the intake of omega 3 fatty acids is lower than the intake of other types. Our western diet is rich in omega 6, but low in essential omega 3 fatty acids. This means that the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 in our cells is out of balance. Minami Nutrition PlusEPA Capsules contain omega-3 and no ‘filling’ or unneeded omega-6 fatty acids, so they optimise the ratio of omega 6 to omega 3.
How long can I take EPA for?
Since EPA is an essential nutrient, you can take it for as long as you want.