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DHA & EPA

EPA - Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is used in cellular processes within the body. Most people's diets today do not include substantial amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. The main dietary sources of EPA are cold water fish such as salmon. Consequently, fish oil supplements are a good source of EPA. Increasing the amount of EPA in the body has shown to be beneficial for preventing or dealing with high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Medical Indications and Benefits

* Cardiovascular Health - Clinical studies indicate that omega-3 fatty acids may help to improve cardiovascular health and may prevent the accumulation of plaque (cholesterol and fat) on the walls of the arteries. Fish oil supplementation may help reduce high blood pressure in people with diabetes.

* Autoimmune Diseases - The omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA, may modify the immune response and help when used in connection with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

* Growth and Development - Nutrition experts have issued recommendations for appropriate intake of each type of omega-3 fatty acid in infant formulas and diets.

* Additional Benefits - Omega-3 fatty acids, including those found in EPA, may also have positive effects on lung and kidney diseases, Type II diabetes, obesity, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, burns, anorexia nervosa, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and early stages of colorectal cancer.

Dosage

EPA is typically available in fish oil in combination with DHA. The usual ratio of EPA to DHA in these preparations is about 1:5. Fish oil preparations are available with higher ratios up to about 3. There is an ethyl ester form of EPA. The adequate daily intake of EPA for adults should be at least 220 mg/day. Fish oil supplements: 3,000 to 4,000 mg standardised fish oils per day. This amount corresponds to 2 to 3 servings of fatty fish per week.


DHA - Docosahexaenoic Acid

Docahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is a major component of fish oil. DHA is a vital component of the phospholipids of human cellular membranes, especially those in the brain and retina. It is necessary for optimal neural development and visual acuity. DHA is the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in human breast milk. DHA occurs naturally in the form of triacylglycerols (TAGs).

Supplemental DHA may lower triglyceride levels and in some, may elevate HDL-cholesterol levels. DHA is vital for normal brain development for the foetus and infant and for the maintenance of normal brain function throughout life. Supplemental DHA may have anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating activities.

Medical Indications for DHA

* High Blood Pressure. DHA has been shown to decrease levels of blood triglycerides. High triglycerides levels have been linked to heart disease in many studies. DHA alone appears to be just as effective a supplement as fish oil.

* Congenital Disease. DHA may be indicated for pregnant women and nursing mothers, for those with peroxisomal disorders (such as Zellweger's syndrome), for cystic fibrosis sufferers, for those with attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and possibly those with cognitive impairment and dementia (including Alzheimer's disease).

Dosage and Administration

Since cod liver oil contains large amounts of both vitamin A and vitamin D, pregnant women or women who could become pregnant should check with a doctor before taking cod liver oil as a supplement. Adults should make sure the total amount of vitamin A and vitamin D from cod liver oil and other supplements does not exceed 25,000 IU (7,500 mcg) per day for vitamin A (15,000 IU per day for those over age 65) and 800 IU per day for vitamin D unless otherwise recommended by a doctor.

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