How Fish Oil 1000 Works
Fish Oil 1000 provides ample amounts of EPA, DHA, and other omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are imperative for optimal health and wellness. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered “essential” because your body doesn’t produce them endogenously. In other words, you need to consume these particular fatty acids from food and/or nutritional supplements.
The major providers of EPA and DHA in the human diet are fish. Unfortunately, eating large amounts of fish is a growing health concern due to noxious heavy metals and environmental toxins that tend to accumulate in marine ecosystems.
For simplicity and practicality, many people choose Fish Oil 1000 to meet their daily EPA and DHA requirements without having to worry about eating a large amount of fish or ingesting potentially harmful contaminants.
Physiologically, EPA and DHA are found in many parts of the human body, especially in cell membranes, making them integral components of membrane phospholipids. In so doing, research suggests that EPA and DHA can promote healthy gene and protein expression, support membrane protein activity, and serve as a reservoir for many biologically important molecules. 3 DHA and EPA are also necessary precursors of several metabolites that promote and support general well-being. 4
Support for Healthy Cardiovascular & Immune Function
Research consistently shows that DHA and EPA are some of the strongest natural promoters of a healthy cardiovascular system and supporters of healthy immune function and inflammatory biomarkers. 5,6
As we age, our joints are exposed to biomechanical and physiological stress through things like exercise and daily activity. As joints and cartilage lose integrity, your body naturally produces more inflammatory biomarkers (which can lead to joint discomfort). Research suggests that supplementing with EPA and DHA may help attenuate joint discomfort and support joint health. 8
Skin Health & Vitality
The DHA and EPA in fish oil are postulated to be the primary anti-inflammatory nutrients for skin tissue.9 Research shows that regular use of a fish oil supplement promotes healthy signaling cascades in the skin.10 DHA and EPA also appear to support healthy oxidative stress in skin tissue. 11
EPA and DHA supplementation has been shown to significantly promote cognitive health. 12 DHA and EPA are integral components of neuron membrane phospholipids, thereby supporting cognitive function.
What Makes Fish Oil 1000 Better Than Other Fish Oil Supplements?
Fish oil and omega-3 supplements are not all created equal. Many omega-3 fish oil products provide a seemingly large amount of fish oil, but the source is low-quality and has negligible amounts of EPA and DHA (making the product less effective).
DHA and EPA are ultimately what will determine the benefits you experience from using a fish oil supplement. This is why Fish Oil 1000 provides nearly five times the potency of EPA and DHA than typical fish oil supplements per serving, ensuring you get an evidence-based amount of these crucial omega-3s.
How Much Fish Oil Should I Be Getting?
Research suggests that a combined intake of EPA and DHA between 1000-3000 mg per day (in a 3:2 ratio of EPA:DHA) is effective to support health and longevity. 13 This comes out to 1-2 servings of Fish Oil 1000 daily.
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