Obtained from fish, Ultra EPA fish oil supplement is an excellent source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Ultra EPA provides the body with a direct source of EPA and DHA fatty acids. EPA helps maintain healthy circulation and supports the inflammatory response systems, while DHA supports normal brain and nerve function. Our Ultra EPA formula is a valuable addition to any well-balanced nutrition program.
What are Essential Fatty Acids?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are the main structural components of the body’s cell membranes. Therefore, a balanced intake of fatty acids is necessary for healthy cell function. EFAs cannot be synthesized by the body and must be provided through diet and supplementation. There are two primary types of EFAs – Omega 3 and Omega 6. These fatty acids are the precursors of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid that the body converts to hormone-like substances called prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins play an active role in the body’s inflammation response processes and promote healthy cell development. Essential fatty acids are critical to four primary body functions: energy production, maintaining body temperature, insulating nerves, and cushioning and protecting body tissues. Prostaglandins are powerful health "gladiators" cascading through the body performing a wide range of vital health functions.
Prostaglandins perform a crucial role by promoting healthy blood flow to and from the heart, supporting blood vessels. Prostaglandins also promote a healthy immune system and inflammatory response by maintaining the release of lymphokines, a substance known to activate immune system cells.
Certified Contaminant Free
Some consumers have exercised caution in consuming fish and fish oil supplements due to valid concerns over industrial pollution of the environment and the contamination of fish with toxic substances and heavy metals such as mercury. The Natural Fish Oil Concentrate used in this softgel is manufactured under strict quality control standards. It is tested to be free of potentially harmful levels of contaminants (i.e. mercury, heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins, and other contaminants).