Fish Oil is one of the best sources for these "Good Fats" the Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's). It is important to choose one that has high quality, purity and stability. A good tasting, EPA/DHA, Omega 3, 6, 9, lemon flavored, fish oil, that is molecularly distilled to remove dioxins, PCBs and other possible toxic material, to ensure purity and quality. It is especially important to take fish oil to obtain EPA/DHA.
What are EPA/DHA?
EPA and DHA are n-3 fatty acids which stand for docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid. These n-3 fatty acids are Omega 3 fat, which are found in cold water fish. EPA and DHA are highly unsaturated fat because they contain 6 and 5 double bonds on their long structural chain. These polyunsaturated fats play a very important role with the function of our bodies.
EPA and DHA are vital nutrients and may be taken to maintain healthy function of the brain and retina. DHA is a building block of tissue in the brain and retina of the eye. It helps with forming neural transmitters, such as phosphatidylserine, which is important for brain function. DHA is found in the retina of the eye and taking DHA may be necessary for maintaining healthy levels of DHA for normal eye function.
EPA and DHA are converted into hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which help regulate cell activity and healthy cardiovascular function.
Human Growth and Intellectual Development
DHA plays a very important role during fetal development, early infancy, and old age. High concentrations of DHA are found in the brain and increases 300-500% in an infant's brain during the last trimester of pregnancy. Adding DHA to a pregnant mothers diet may be beneficial for the fetus's brain development. Elderly people should also take EPA DHA, because as we get older, our bodies form less DHA and EPA, which may cause less mental focus and cognitive function. Taking EPA DHA may also help with mental abnormalities, such as Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. So everyone can benefit from taking EPA and DHA.
EPA and DHA has also been shown to be a great source of energy, and to help insulate the body against heat loss, prevent skin from drying and flaking, and cushion tissues and organs.
Without EFAs, deficiency symptoms will develop. Signs of EFA deficiency can include eczema and other skin disorders, hair loss, organ damage, impaired reproductive function, increased triglyceride and cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure and neurological dysfunction.
Where Can I Get These Oils?
Your local health food store will cary many variations of this, or you can get our high quality options here:Daily EFA - has fish oil
Omega Oils - has fish oil
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