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Omega-3 is a Natural Anti-inflammatory without the side effects.

Animal experiments and clinical studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and, therefore, might be useful in the management of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Unlike NSAIDs, they haven't been shown to have harmful side effects or drug interactions*.

There have been a number of clinical trials assessing the benefits of dietary supplementation with fish oils in several inflammatory and autoimmune diseases in humans, including:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • major depression
  • aging
  • cancer
  • Asthma
  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • Crohn's disease,
  • ulcerative colitis,
  • psoriasis,
  • lupus erythematosus,
  • multiple sclerosis and
  • migraine headaches.

Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid While all omega-3 fats possess immune-boosting qualities, omega-3 fats from fish oil (EPA and DHA) are more biologically potent than omega-3 fat ALA which is found in plant sources such as flax seeds.

Many of the placebo-controlled trials of fish oil in chronic inflammatory diseases reveal significant benefit, including decreased disease activity and a lowered use of anti-inflammatory drugs.

What is Omega 3?

Omega-3 is the name given to a family of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The parent omega-3 ALA is described as 'essential' as, like vitamins, it must be obtained from diet.

However, from the point of view of human nutrition, the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA - are considered much more valuable as these are the forms the body requires. In theory, humans are able to synthesise EPA and DHA from dietary ALA, but in practice this process is inefficient. Scientists have therefore concluded that EPA and DHA should be obtained from diet. Oil-rich fish and supplements such as fish oil are the richest and most readily available sources. Other sources such as fortified everyday foods like bread, eggs and fruit juices becoming available in a minor way.

Omega-3 synthesis

Alpha-linolenic acid ALA (18:3)
Eicosapentaenoic acid EPA (20:5)
Docosahexaenoic acid DHA (22:6)

Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role as structural membrane lipids, particularly in nerve tissue and the retina and are precursors to eicosanoids - highly reactive substances such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes that act locally to influence a wide range of functions in cells and tissues.

So should I be eating more fish?

Sadly, though, eating most fresh fish, whether from the ocean, lakes and streams, or farm-raised, is no longer recommended.

If you has asked us that question 50 years we would have had say yes. But the levels of pollution in our oceans are now reaching critical levels resulting in unsatisfactory levels of contamination covering most of the fish we eat.

In general terms the bigger the fish, the more likely the amount of toxins and PCBs. Why is this? Because little fish is eaten by bigger fish who in turn is eaten by even bigger fish and the toxins accumulate along the way.

Mercury levels in almost all fish have now hit dangerously high levels across the world, and the risk of this mercury to your health now outweighs the fish's omega-3 benefits. However, because fish would otherwise be immensely healthy, the importance of Pharmaceutical Grade fish oil has been elevated to a "Must Have" for any person seeking to live a long and healthy life. Pharmaceutical grade Fish Oil has been selected from small fish who have the lowest levels of contaminants and the oil is then refined to reduce or virtually eliminate any toxins present.

Recommended Dosage General Usage

We cannot urge you strongly enough to add Pharmaceutical Omega 3 to your daily diet if you want to prevent disease and increase both the length and quality of your life.

For general needs we'd suggest a dosage of around 1g of Omega 3 EPA/DHA per day for adults and 0.5g for children. A 2 oz portion of oily fish (e.g salmon, canned sardines, canned herring) contains about 1g of Omega 3.

  • We have a wide range of pharmaceutical grade fish oils to choose from. For specific advice on choosing the right one for you, please contact us

For Adults

To get about 1g of Omega 3 EPA/DHA you need to take:

  • 2 x Omax3 capsules provides 1500mg of Omega 3 EPA/DHA
  • 2 x MorEPA Smartfat capsules provides over 1000mg of Omega 3 EPA/DHA
  • Browse our entire range

For Children

To get about 500mg (0.5g) of Omega 3 EPA/DHA you need to take:

  • half a teaspoon of Biocare's OmegaCare® is a liquid fish oil concentrate flavoured with natural orange oil.
  • One teaspoon of Omega Berry (Pure Fish Oil with Prebiotics, Tropical Fruit & Berry Concentrates)
  • 2 x MorEPA Mini capsules
  • Browse our entire range of Omega 3 products for children.

*If you are on medication or undergoing medical treatment (especially blood thinning drugs) you should seek advice from your doctor before commencement of any supplement programme.

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