Omega-3 Fatty Acid (EPA)

The benefits of some of the best overall Omega-3 fatty acids can help keep your heart healthly but also has other great essential functions to your everyday health.

What is Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)? The EPA portion of the DHA/EPA you see on most common on Omega-3 containers is short for Eicosapentaenoic acid (pronounced i-cos-a-pent-aen-o-ic acid). EPA is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that is consumed naturally for eating oily fish or fish oil – ex., cod liver, salmon, menhaden and sardine. You can also find EPA in various types of edible seaweeds as well as breast milk. EPA is not found directly in fish but is consumed by fish eating algae. Salmon is among the highest fish containing EPA and is found in most dinning menu’s today. Although some of these fish contain low levels of mercury, the Food and Drug Administration has found that consuming several servings of fish each week poses no risk to healthy people and conveys many health benefits.

Most people in the Western world do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diet. When one reaches out to Omega-3 or Fish Oils, the well known use is intended to assist in lowering the risk with heart related diseases, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of blood clots and help improve arteries essentially lowering the risk of heart diseases. Some use in conjunction with Asprin to help treat heart related diseases. Although used to treat heart conditions, this combination can also run the higher risk of bleeding. We recommend speaking to your doctor before using this combination as well as any other dietary supplement.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eicosapentaenoic_acid
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/eicosapentaenoic-acid-000301.htm
http://www.aspirin.com 

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