The oil found in the flesh of the fish has been proven to be of such great benefit in so many different conditions it can almost be called a wonder worker. There is a very sound scientific basis for all of these benefits.
Fish Oil contains two special substances which are Omega - 3 fatty acids, they are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The body uses EPA and DHA to form a special group of chemicals called prostoglandins. Prostaglandins are of two types, one type creates problems and the other type corrects them. The type which is derived from fish oils is the beneficial type. This good prostaglandin reduces inflammation on the inside of the arteries, reduces the tendency of platelets and red blood cells to stick and clump and clot, therefore reducing the formation of plaque, strokes and heart attacks. It was the ability of fish oil to reduce heart attacks among people who eat a lot of fish which caught the attention of the medical world.
Studies have shown that for many people, supplements of EPA and DHA from fish oil lowered their blood pressure, their triglycerides, their total cholesterol and the dangerous VLDL form of cholesterol. Not only does this greatly reduce the risk of heart disease, it also seems to reduce the amount of fat being deposited on the body. Yes, one study has shown fish oil supplements definitely help your body burn off unwanted fat.
There’s more! Another study has shown that marine lipids reduce, and in some cases eliminated migraine headaches. Several studies have found these oils reduce the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. Other studies have shown them to clear up or substantially improve such wide ranging conditions as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, lupus and asthma.
One capsule of Marine Lipids contain the following nutrient value:
Natural Fish Oil Concentrate ……………. 1,200 mg.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) …………… 180 mg.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) ………… 120 mg.
Protected by natural Vitamin E (d-alphatocopherol).
The Institute offers the following suggestion in the use of this product. One capsule with meals three times per day for nutritional maintenance. Three capsules with meals three times per day for the short term (2 months), and two capsules three times per day with meals for the long term where indicated for health problems associated with a possible deficiency of EPA and DHA, or take as directed by your physician.