Omega-3 fatty acids are considered “essential” because they are needed throughout the human life cycle, cannot be produced in the human body, and therefore must be provided through the diet. While many other fats are harmful, Omega-3s benefit the body and are especially good for the heart. Nutriex Omega 3/Fish Oil is a source of two fatty acids EPA and DHA. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Omega-3s are a natural blood thinner and is good for the heart because it increases blood circulation and may prevent blood clotting in the heart and brain. It may clean out arterial plaque reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2005 stated “Treatment with Omega-3s reduces the risk of cardiac mortality in intervention trials better and safer than statin drugs”. Omega-3s are also beneficial to the structural system and to the skin and can help reduce inflammation.
A healthy diet should include a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Unfortunately, many Western diets include too many fried, fatty foods that contain unhealthy levels of Omega-6 fatty acids. In addition, many diets do not include the frequent consumption of fish leading to an unhealthy fatty acid ratio grossly in favor of Omega-6 as high as 30:1 by estimates.
Highly concentrated (2 capsules contain 700 mg EPA, 500 mg DHA) with no fishy taste.