FUNCTIONS Typical diets in developed countries deliver large amounts of saturated fatty acids and the polyunsaturated omega-6 linoleic and arachidonic acids and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Throughout evolution, humans were accustomed to diets providing roughly equal amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. However, during the last 200 years, the ratio of dietary omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids increased from about 1:1 to 20- 25:1. Leading health professionals now recommend a ratio between 4:1 and 10:1.
A healthy balance of dietary omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids appears to be a prerequisite for normal immune function. Dietary linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) is a precursor to arachidonic acid (20:4) which in turn is a precursor for pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4, and platelet aggregating thromboxane A2. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA provide a natural counterbalance, because they serve as precursors for the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, and decrease the formation of prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane A2.
Among other factors, sufficient dietary levels of EPA, DHA or other omega-3 fatty acids are also important in the regulation of normal blood lipoprotein and cholesterol levels.
INDICATIONS Salmon Oil may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to supplement their diet with essential fatty acids.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 2 softgels daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Amount Per ServingCalories ...10Calories from Fat ...10Total Fat ...1gCholesterol ...5mg Salmon Oil...1000mg *Providing:Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)...120 mg Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) ...80mg