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Omega 3 EPA And The Body
As well as EPA being very good for helping to balance mood it has other well documented effects on body, these included:-
• Blood thinning properties • Decrease risk of heart attack • Decrease growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque • Slightly lower blood pressure
There is also some limited scientific evidence to show that high grade EPA has helped people suffering from:-
• Bipolar disorder • PMS • Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME • Huntington’s disease • Fibromyalgia • Obsessive compulsive disorder • Schizophrenia • ADHD • ADD
Although more research needs to be done in these areas, current evidence looks very promising.
EPA Versus DHA
Omega 3 fish oil contains another omega 3 nutrient called DHA, there is a currently a controversial argument as to which omega 3 nutrient is more beneficial in dealing with depression and related disorders. This Argument is born from doctors who have used high grade Epa , Horribin, Puri and Peet They claim that higher ratio of Epa to Dha more effective results have been, just recently Dr Andrew Stoll has also come out in support of this theory.
EPA From Food
Any good doctor or nutritionist will tell you that best way to get any nutrient is to eat a very balanced diet of correct amount of carbohydrates , protein and omega essential fatty acids. In case of Omega 3 epa this would be in form of fish, unfortunately due to high concentration levels of epa needed to obtain a therapeutic dose you would have to consume a large amount of oily fish daily and sadly due to pollution levels found in our oceans today this is not advisable.
Omega 3 Epa can also be found in high doses in certain fish oil supplements, when choosing a fish oil supplement you should choose only fish oil of highest quality it should also have as high an EPA to DHA ratio as possible,for maximum therapeutic effect.
The large majority of scientific trails using high grade Omega 3 Ethyl Epa point towards this natural oil being very beneficial for many conditions. The argument about DHA rages on and probably will until some solid scientific evidence is presented to us .In mean time a product with a high EPA to DHA ratio is considered more beneficial by some leading UK doctors.
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