is a high concentration omega-3 formulation with a specially developed
EPA:DHA ratio providing maximum therapeutic benefits . The unique and
powerful feature of NutraSea"hp" is its 3:1 EPA to DHA ratio
which was developed to provide greater therapeutic action.
The NutraSea "hp" advantage:
The Inflammation - Disease Connection
is necessary in the body's healing process, current research has linked
over-expression of the inflammatory pathway to the development and propagation
of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis, depression, immune
system disorders, and cancer. Inflammation in the body is a result of
the production of "Group 2 eicosonoids" including PGE2, LTB4,
IL-1, and TNF. This special class of eicosonoids is produced via the enzymatic
oxidation of the omega-6 fatty acid AA. Since omega-6 fatty acids are
a necessary substrate for the production of "Group 2 eicosonoids",
inflammation is highly dependent on the amount of omega-6 in the body.
Contrary to omega-6 fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role
in attenuating the inflammatory process. The omega-3 fatty acid EPA can
be oxidized into "Group 3 eicosonoids" which possess anti-inflammatory
properties. Since eicosonoids are short lived chemicals it is important
that the body receive a steady supply of EPA to fight inflammation. EPA
and DHA also fight chronic over-expression of the inflammatory pathway
through a process called competitive inhibition. Every cellular membrane
has limited space available for the deposition of fatty acids. A diet
high in omega-6 will result in greater amounts of AA in the cellular membrane
and therefore increased production of inflammatory "Group 2 eicosonoids".
Increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet results in more
omega-3 (EPA & DHA) being deposited in the cellular membrane thereby
reducing the amount of omega-6. A reduction in the amount of available
AA within the cellular membrane results in decreased production of the
inflammatory "Group 2 eicosonoids".
EPA, DHA, and Neurological Function
The body's neurological
system is a complex system of electrical transmissions that rely heavily
on an adequate supply of omega-3 fatty acids. Both EPA and DHA play important
yet different roles in proper functioning of nerve impulses. Although
not entirely understood, it is thought that DHA plays predominantly a
structural role while EPA plays more of a functional role. A healthy brain
and neurological system rely on a life long supply of DHA in the diet.
A deficiency in DHA has been linked to numerous neurological disorders
including depression, bipolar, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and ADHD. Current
research has also shown that adequate DHA levels may not be sufficient
to combat neurological diseases and that increased EPA intake may play
an important therapeutic role. EPA's benefit in neurological function
is believed to be due to its role in cell signaling as well as its ability
to suppress the inflammatory compounds PGE2, histamine, and IL-1ß.
Research has linked the over-expression of these inflammatory compounds
as a pathological factor in altering brain and neurological function.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is NutraSea pharmaceutical grade?
The most important criterion for quality is that the fish oil surpasses all the standards set forth by the CRN (Council for Responsible Nutrition). These internationally accepted standards are the most stringent in the industry and only the highest quality fish oils meet these standards. NutraSea surpasses all CRN standards for quality and purity.
NutraSea molecular distilled?
NutraSea third party tested?
the oil cold pressed?
NutraSea come from wild or farmed fish?
is from fish – does it taste fishy?
does my oil become cloudy after it’s been in the fridge for a while?
NutraSea safe to consume during pregnancy?
is the difference between EPA and DHA?
NutraSea is a fat – will I gain weight from taking it?
Is a product with a higher omega-3 concentration better?
I currently get my omega-3s from flax seed – how does this compare
to fish oil?
Can I cook with NutraSea?
Will the small amount of cholesterol in NutraSea affect my blood cholesterol
If the body needs omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9, shouldn’t I take
a supplement that contains all three?
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