NOW Omega-3 1000mg 180softgel
Helps support cognitive health/brain function. Consumer understanding of the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly in the form of EPA and DHA is rapidly increasing. Fish oils are especially high in the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Research is revealing that EPA and DHA seem to have different physiologic effects than their precursor alpha linolenic acid, a plant-derived omega-3 fatty acid, commonly found in flax oil. This product is specifically designed for those with a low tolerance for fish oils.
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils have anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effects because they compete with arachidonic acid in the cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase pathways. Fish oils inhibit the arachidonic acid synthesis of thromboxane A2, which causes platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction. Fish oils can also cause increased production of prostacyclin, a prostaglandin that causes vasoconstriction and reduces platelet aggregation. Omega-3 fatty acids seem to suppress COX-2 expression and the inflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1 alpha and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. Fish oils are used for cardiovascular conditions, including stroke and heart disease, due to anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effects. EPA and DHA are mainly found in the phospholipid components of the cell membranes. DHA is taken up by the brain in preference to other fatty acids. DHA appears to be a major determinant of membrane fluidity in brain cells, influencing neurotransmission and prostaglandin formation that are vital in the maintenance of normal brain function, including cognition and mood. DHA is vital for normal brain development for the fetus and infant and for the maintenance of normalbrain function throughout life.
Directions:Adult Dosage: Take 2 softgels, 1-3 times daily with meals.
Ingredients (each softgel contains):
Fish Oil (Sardine, Anchovy, Mackerel Oil)………..……….....…1000 mg
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA**)……..…………180 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA**)……………….120 mg
**As the superior naturally occurring triglyceride forms.
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, water, enteric coating),