Ortho Molecular OrthoMega 820 Fish Oil Capsules - 180 ct
Ortho Molecular's Orthomega formula is new and improved. Each capsule provides high potency 820 milligrams of highly purified EPA/DHA per softgel as natural triglycerides, the preferred form with superior absorption, to rapidly increase cellular Omega 3 levels in the body. 180 capsules.
Orthomega 820 is manufactured in a pharmaceutical licensed plant using fish oil processed in the same harbor where the cold water, nutrient-rich fish are harvested. This incredibly short Òcatch to capsuleÓ time produces the freshest fish oil available and the lowest oxidation levels in the industry. This exclusive fish oil is purified, vacuum distilled, and independently tested to ensure heavy metals, pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are removed to undetectable levels. This results in ultra-pure fish oil with substantially low digestive issues and burp back complaints.
Extensive research has shown that EPA and DHA from fish oil enhance cardiovascular health, promote better brain function, and support healthy skin, joints & connective tissues.
Omega- 3 fatty acids are essential cornerstones of human nutrition. They are deemed ÔessentialÕ because we need them for proper health-much like certain vitamins and minerals but cannot produce them on our own. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation.
Omega-3 fatty acids are required for a number of body functions, from proper blood flow to brain development; these long chain fatty acids are integral components of tissues and organ systems throughout the body, including the heart, skin, joints, eyes and immune system.
In nature, omega 3s occur as Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA), found mostly in plants, and CLINICAL APPLICATIONS as long chain EPA and DHA, which primarily originate from cold-water fish. The body is able to slowly convert the shorter chain ALA to the more active long chain, EPA and DHA. However, many people lack the enzymes delta-5 and delta- 6 desaturase necessary to make the conversion, making a higher dietary intake of EPA and DHA necessary. In addition, major changes in Western diet over the last century have led to a decrease in the general consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, and a dramatic increase in the dietary ratio of omega-6: omega-3.
Since omega-3 fatty acids are known to benefit cardiovascular health, support healthy brain function and cognition, and have also been proven to maintain a healthy inflammatory response, achieving the proper balance of omega-3s has become an important health strategy, requiring supplementation for most people. The American Heart Association recommends that those concerned about blood lipids take up to 4 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day.