most leading fish oils available in the market place, (which contain more EPA
than DHA) the new LifeSource DHA contains 500 mg of DHA and 250 mg of EPA in
each enteric coated softgels. Our DHA is extracted from fish that live in
clean, unpolluted waters. Our method of molecular distillation serves to
eliminate heavy metals and other potential contamination. The fish used to
create this product originate from the cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific
oceans. Our formula is the highest quality available and has gone through an
extensive molecular distillation process to ensure the best possible product.
LifeSource DHA 500 mg is enteric coated, significantly reducing the
"fishy" taste sometimes associated with marine lipid supplements.
Why do our bodies need DHA and EPA?
fatty acid EPA is the direct precursor for the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins
E1 and E3, whereas DHA is of primary importance for the structural integrity of
neuronal membranes. DHA is essential for brain and visual development and is
vital throughout pregnancy to support fetal brain growth and formation of the
retina and visual cortex. Low levels of DHA may adversely influence behavior
and mental performance and have been correlated with changes in disposition,
memory loss, and visual and other neurological conditions.
omega-3 fatty acids keep blood triglycerides in check (high triglycerides are
generally linked with increased risk of heart disease) and may inhibit the
progression of atherosclerosis. Fish oil appears to modestly raise the levels
of HDL (good) cholesterol. Additionally, it may help the heart by
"thinning" the blood and by reducing blood levels of homocysteine.
Blood clots play a major role in heart attacks, and homocysteine is an amino acid
that appears to raise the risk of heart disease.
for the dramatic benefits with respect to heart disease may be related to the
ability of fish oil to reduce inflammation, a process intricately involved in
the progression of atherosclerosis. Researchers believe that the body's
inflammatory response to certain factors, along with a fatty diet, can increase
the amount of plaque in the arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. Studies
indicate that EPA and DHA can act as precursors for the anti-inflammatory
prostaglandins E1 and E3, and decrease the formation of pro-inflammatory
prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane A2. Omega- 3 fatty acids may be able to modify
sodium channels by binding to the channel proteins. This could then prevent
ischemia-induced ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death.
Additional Benefits of DHA and EPA
EPA and DHA,
lower blood pressure, according to an analysis of 31 trials. Trials using over
3 grams per day of omega-3 reported significant reductions in blood pressure.
One double-blind trial reported that DHA had greater effects on blood pressure
than EPA or mixed fish oil supplements.
twice the DHA (500 mg per softgel) as in our regular strength product (250 mg
per softgel). 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).
experience nausea or reflux from other fish oils should find this enteric
coated, odor controlled softgel easier to tolerate.