Enerex Wild Omega 3 is a source of EPA and DHA for the maintenance of good health. Omega 3 fatty acids promote the health of the cardiovascular system.
There is growing evidence that increased consumption of fish may be beneficial to health. Recent studies have found an association between consumption of fish oil and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as improvements in other health conditions, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Most current research on the benefits of consuming more fish is directed at the effects derived from Omega 3 fatty acids in many fish species. However, studies of human dietary preferences reveal up to one-half of the population may not like to eat fish. Of those people who do eat fish, many prefer fish only when it is deep-fried, or consume non-fatty fish species, which are poor sources of fish oil. This is one reason fish oil capsules and especially Salmon Oil capsules have become popular as an alternative source of fish oil.
Wild Fish Oil capsules supply concentrations of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docasahexaenoic acid (DHA). The EPA-DHA rich fish oil is presented in soft gelatin capsules. The gelatin provides an oxygen barrier which prevents the development of toxic lipid peroxides (e.g. malon-dialdehyde).
The fish oils come from cold water ocean fish. The encapsulated product contains fish oil, not fish liver oil. This distinction is important since fish liver oils contain fat-soluble vitamins A and D, which if taken excessively, have the slight potential of being toxic.
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) is the precursor of the Series 3 Prostaglandins, hormone-like regulating substances which protect the body from deleterious effects (sticky platelets, high blood pressure, inflammation, water retention, lowered immune function) brought about by Series 2 Prostaglandins, which are made from Arachidonic Acid (AA) an Omega 6 fatty acid derived from excess consumption of animal products.
EPA prevents Series 2 Prostaglandins from being made.
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is important for the normal functions of brain and nerves, vision and hearing, adrenal function, sperm formation and thromboses and lower blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels.