Fish Oil

(Marine oil, Omega 3)

• Properties

‣ Source of DHA and EPA

‣ Source of polyunsaturated fatty acids

‣ EPA and DHA are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids of the ω-3 family, structural and functional components of cell membranes. They have been associated with the prevention of cardiovascular diseases by reducing triglycerides and blood cholesterol levels, increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Studies indicate that DHA plays an important role in fetal development of the brain and retina, and must be supplemented by diet. It also contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function in adults

‣ Marine oils may naturally contain vitamins A and D