Omega-3 fatty acids are one of four basic fats that the body derives from foods.
While many of the other fats are harmful, Omega-3s benefit the body and are especially good for the heart.
Consumption of the omega 3 fatty acids found in Omega-3 Hi EPA—EPA and DHA—may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
The body uses omega-3 EFAs as one of the primary components of cell membranes.
Omega-3 fatty acids also may help maintain blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range. When there is a shortage of omega-3s, the body uses saturated fat to construct the cell membrane, resulting in less elastic membranes.
Omega-3s are also beneficial to the structural system and to the skin.
Omega-3 Hi EPA softgels contain approximately 1000 mg fish oil, with a ratio of 33:16 EPA to DHA (380 mg EPA, 190 mg DHA) per softgel.
It also contains lemon to significantly reduce the aftertaste from fish oil and to reduce gas.
Take 1 softgel with a meal three times daily.
Fish oil's omega-3 fatty acids help change the way the body uses fat: Instead of storing it, the body burns fat as fuel. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007, Australian researchers found that both fish oil and exercise independently reduced body fat.
But if you combine Super Omega 3 and exercise -the study subjects walked briskly three times a week for 45 minutes and consumed 1.9 grams of fish oil daily- then it is even more effective.
Fish oil also seems to stop some kinds of fat cravings, says Julia Ross, director of Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, Calif.
According to The Cleveland Clinic
How do omega-3 Fatty Acids help improve my health?
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids can improve your cardiovascular health. Most of this research involves EPA + DHA, but ALA can also help improve your health. Benefits of including omega-3 fatty acids in your diet include:
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Reduced risk of death if you have cardiovascular disease.
- Reduced risk of sudden cardiac death caused by an abnormal heart rhythm.
- Reduced risk of blood clots because omega-3 fatty acids help prevent blood platelets from clumping together.
- Keeping the lining of the arteries smooth and free of damage that can lead to thick, hard arteries. This helps keep plaque from forming in the arteries.
- Lowering triglyceride levels by slowing the rate they form in the liver. High levels of triglycerides in the blood increase the risk of heart disease.
- Less inflammation. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is thought to involve your body's inflammatory response. Omega-3 fatty acids slow production of substances that are released during the inflammatory response.
Omega-3 fatty acids may also:
- Raise levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL/"good" cholesterol).
- Lower blood pressure. People who eat fish tend to have lower blood pressure than those who don't.