What is Omega 3 Fish Oil Extract?
Omega 3 Fish Oil Extract contains a concentrated 30% extract of omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) from fish oil. Each daily dose (2x 1000mg capsules) supplies 548mg of the two primary omega 3 EFA’s, in optimal ratios, namely: Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) – 328mg and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – 220mg.
What are Omega 3 essential fatty acids and why are they so important?
Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s) are crucial for the normal growth and development of all cells in the body, especially the brain. They are also essential for heart health. Along with the Omega 6 EFA’s, they are also known as “good” fats. They cannot be manufactured naturally in the body so you need to obtain EFA’s from your diet, or by supplementation. The two food sources that are the richest in Omega 3 EFA’s are fish (contained in the oil of the fish), and Flaxseed (contained in the oil of the flaxseed). Although our diet supplies more than enough Omega 6 EFA’s (too much in fact), unfortunately, it does not supply ideal amounts of Omega 3’s. Therefore, it is important for general health to supplement with Omega 3 EFA’s.
What are the health benefits Omega 3 Fish oil Extract?
Heart Health – Research shows that supplementation with EFA’s reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by approximately 30%. This benefit is not observed to the same degree with Flaxseed oil Omega 3 EFA’s.
Brain Health – Omega 3 protect brain neurons and enhance brain function. Omega 3 EFA’s slow down Age-Related Memory Decline (ARMD) and improve concentration in children with ADD/ADHD.
Immune function – Omega 3 are essential for correct immune function, and in particular, helping to protect against many types of Cancers and Auto-immune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis and Lupus.
Inflammation – Omega 3 EFA’s help prevent inflammation as in Rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, asthma and allergies. Insulin resistance: Omega 3 EFA’s enhance the function of insulin and so help prevent diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome which often leads to fatigue, weight gain and heart problems.
Performance and weight loss – Omega 3 EFA’s stimulate the release of energy from fat cells, enhancing weight loss (only when combined with a kilojoule restricted diet and exercise), and increase available energy for endurance and cardiovascular exercise.
PMS and Menopause – Omega 3 EFA’s help reduce the symptoms of menopause and PMS.
Like all Metabole products, our Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules contain NO artificial ingredients.