EPA/DHA Essentials Information, USes, Dosage & Recommendations
What Is It?
Pure Encapsulations EPA/DHA products provide pure, microfiltered fish oil concentrate for cardiovascular and joint health.*
Uses For EPA/DHA fish oil
Promotes Heart Health: EPA and DHA from fish oil encourage cardiovascular health by supporting triglyceride and lipid metabolism, maintaining healthy blood flow and promoting healthy platelet function. A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study involving 223 individuals, indicated that fish oil supplementation promotes arterial function. In addition, studies indicate these oils help maintain blood vessel integrity. One study also suggests EPA may moderate protein kinase C, supporting arterial smooth muscle cells.*
Supports Joint Health:
Fish oil is also important for optimal joint function. It moderates prostaglandin and leukotriene production, supporting healthy connective tissue. It also plays a role in moderating neutrophil activity, supporting joint comfort. A double blind, placebo controlled, prospective study involving 66 subjects revealed fish oils modulates immune mediator activity as well as provides support for joint flexibility.*
What Is The Source?
Pure Encapsulations EPA/DHA products are molecularly distilled and microfiltered. They are sourced mainly from sardines and anchovies off the coast of Chile or Norway. They have been tested for contaminants including heavy metals, dioxans and furans, PCBs, peroxides and anisidine.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 2 capsules (or 1 or more teaspoons of liquid) per day, with meals.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
Fish oils may cause burping, gastrointestinal upset or indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal bloating. It has a mild blood thinning effect and may influence glucose metabolism in some individuals, typically at larger levels. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Fish oils may react with blood thinning medications. Consult your physician for more information.
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