Natural Factors RxOmega-3 Factors, Extra Strength, 120 softgels
While most North Americans eat too much of the omega-6 oils found in meats and most vegetable oils, they suffer a relative deficiency of the omega-3 oils. This is associated with an increase risk for heart disease and about 60 other conditions, including arthritis, stroke, high blood pressure, skin diseases, and diabetes. Particularly important to good health are the longer chain omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) found in fish, especially cold-water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and halibut. Although the body can convert alpha-linolenic acid, a short-chain omega-3 fatty acid, from flaxseed oil it is much more efficient to get them from fish oils. Furthermore, there is evidence that many people have a difficult time converting alpha-linolenic acid to EPA and DHA.
Why are the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids so important? The answer has to do with the function of these fatty substances in cellular membranes. A diet that is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, results in altered cell membranes. Without a healthy membrane, cells lose their ability to hold water, vital nutrients, and electrolytes. They also lose their ability to communicate with other cells and be controlled by regulating hormones. They simply do not function properly. Cell membrane dysfunction is a critical factor in the development of virtually every chronic disease, especially diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. Not surprisingly, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids have shown tremendous protective effects against all of these diseases.
Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
Promotes beautiful skin
Reduces cholesterol levels
Protects cardiovascular function
For Cognitive Health: 1 softgel 2 times daily with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner.
For Reducing the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis: 5 softgels daily with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of reach of children.
- Because fish oil supplementation may reduce platelet stickiness, it may also increase the risk of bleeding in patients taking anticoagulant drugs like Coumadin® and platelet inhibiting drugs like aspirin and Ticlid®. Consult your health care practitioner prior to use.
Pregnancy and Nursing: Fish oils, but not fish liver oil, are considered safe during pregnancy and lactation. Note: Due to its very high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D, cod liver oil should not be taken by women who are at risk or who already are pregnant.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.
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