What is Bio-Marine Plus (Omega-3)?
Essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), vital to the normal functioning of the body, belong to several different chemical families.
The fat in fish contains so called omega-3 PUFAs (also known as n-3 PUFAs), which differ from omega-6 PUFAs found in vegetable oils.
Omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs have different roles in body metabolism. Fish oils contain about 50 different fatty acids, and are the main source of the omega-3 essential PUFAs eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA).
EPA and DHA levels are very low (or absent) in domesticated land animals. The habitat in which the fish grow has a major influence on their fatty acid composition.
The Origin of Omega-3
The fish obtain omega-3 PUFAs by eating plankton, which in turn contain more omega-3 PUFAs the colder the sea water (cold water fish also have a higher fat content).
Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel have the highest levels of omega-3 PUFAs. Farmed fish fed commercial fish food contain lower levels of omega-3 PUFAs.
What does Bio-Marine Plus do?
Omega-3 PUFAs present in fish oil can help maintain healthy cardiovascular function (i.e. normal aggregation of blood platelets, formation of thrombi, and healthy blood triglyceride levels and blood pressure).
Omega-3 PUFAs are important for maintaining a healthy immune system and normal inflammatory response. Omega-3 PUFAs are also required for the normal development and function of the brain.
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