Fish oils are the main sources of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Omega-3s are very important as the body can’t produce these and only obtains them from the diet. Cold water fish such as herring, kipper, mackerel, pilchard, salmon, sardine, and trout are rich sources of these omega-3s.
As the brain is made up of around 10% fat, a diet that is low in omega-3s may affect the fatty acid
composition of cells in the brain which may alter their function.
EPA and DHA have anti-inflammatory activity by reducing the synthesis of prostaglandins and inflammatory cytokines.
DHA is a vital component of the membranes in cells, especially those in the brain and retina (the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye which senses light and transmits impulses through the optic nerve to the brain – corresponds to the film in a camera). As such, DHA is necessary for normal brain development and for the maintenance of normal brain function throughout life. DHA is preferred by the brain to any other fatty acid.
Due to its anti-inflammatory action, Omega-3s have also shown significant benefits in relation to joint stiffness and swelling caused by rheumatism and arthritis. In a recent study, participants taking fish oil supplements daily for 12 weeks or more noticed that they were experiencing less morning stiffness and joint pain. Improvements increased even more after 18 to 24 weeks of taking fish oil supplements, with the benefits lasting for up to 8 weeks after the supplements were stopped.
Omega-3 has also been recognised in assisting with the relief of headache, chronic fatigue
Syndrome and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Each capsule contains
Natural Fish Oil 1g (1000mg)
Delivering Omega-3 marine triglycerides
300 mg as:
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 180mg
Docosahexaenoic (DHA) 120mg
No added gluten, starch, yeast, sugar, milk derivatives, salt, artificial colour, flavour or preservatives.