Among all the new exciting developments in the health nutrition market, fish oil remains one of the top supplements of all times with its importance only growing while new applications are being discovered and tested. This month we’ll be looking at the important role the EPA and DHA Omega 3 fatty acids play in maintaining good health.
Following the lull of winter months, our bodies need an extra boost to get back into peak performance. While the shorter days, low temperatures and lack of sunshine can certainly affect our moods, they can also have an impact on our physical and mental performance. Some nutrients, more than others, have been proven to support our bodies in performing at full capacity and boosting our brain function and one of them is certainly Fish Oil.
One of the ultimate top sellers in the world of health supplements, Fish oil capsules are an effective and science-backed way of boosting memory and brain power, while at the same time delivering a plethora of benefits for other bodily functions and organs.
EPA & DHA Fatty Acids Explained
Fish oil supplements deliver both naturally occurring EPA and DHA in each capsule, which means there is no need to purchase separate DHA and EPA supplements to obtain the full spectrum of omega 3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA are both highly unsaturated fats and vital nutrients, which play a very important role in the function of our bodies. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are two converted types of omega 3 essential fatty acids, that humans are unable to synthesise, so they must be ingested either via food or supplementation.
Although EPA and DHA have individual roles to play and are often responsible for different processes in the body, their positive impact on health increases when consumed together. The EPA is used to keep in check the inflammation, which can occur all over the body – in the joints, muscles, skin, gut and even in the brain. DHA on the other hand, is considered to be a building block of the brain, eye and heart.
Fish Oil For Brain Support
Fish oil has an incredible effect on the brain and is believed to impact memory and overall cognitive function. Research has shown that about 40% of the fatty acids in brain cell membranes are DHA. In addition to that, those fatty acids affect fundamental brain processes – they reduce oxidative stress, increase blood flow to the brain, balance neurotransmitters’ levels or even help stimulate the production of new neurons.
In other words, fish oil is packed full of nutrients that the brain needs. When the brain is starved of these nutrients, a person might become prone to fatigue, poor memory, mood swings or even depression. Conversely, with a regular supply of these nutrients to the brain, they are likely to boost the memory and overall mental performance.
Other Benefits of Omega 3 Supplementation
Hundreds of studies suggest that Omega-3s may provide some benefits to dealing with a wide range of diseases such as asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, and some autoimmune diseases like for example rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, supplementation with EPA and DHA is claimed to improve cognitive function, help with memory and concentration. Many of these studies examining the benefits of Omega 3 intake, do not prove a direct cause and effect, but they undoubtedly suggest there is a strong association between eating fatty acids in fish and reducing the risks of certain health conditions.
In addition to that, there is a number of proven health benefits that were approved by EU to be used as label claims, providing the correct dosage information are displayed. DHA has been proven to contribute to maintaining normal brain functions and is recommended to pregnant women as it helps with brain and vision development in the foetus and breastfed infants. Moreover, DHA in combination with EPA can help with cardiovascular concerns as it helps to maintain correct blood pressure and cholesterol levels and in general contributes to normal heart function.
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At HTC Health we supply a wide array of Fish Oil supplements, which vary in their EPA/DHA content. For more information on our Omega 3 range or for a free instant quote, contact our sales team now on 01923 652 529 or email email@example.com.
*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials.