By Susan Brown
It is important to have the proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids in the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation while most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. The typical American diet, considered to have the lowest intake of omega 3’s amongst all developed countries, tends to contain 14 – 25 times more omega-6’s than omega-3 fatty acids. Many nutritionally oriented physicians consider this to be way out of balance, leading to deleterious effects.
Most people associate omega-3’s with cardiovascular health, but their benefits go far beyond the heart. Chronic inflammatory conditions are often exacerbated by poor nutrition. EPA and DHA provide relief by supporting healthy inflammatory levels. Extensive research has documented the health benefits of EPA and DHA which include not only a healthy heart, but also brain and cognitive function, joint mobility, eye health, pregnancy and lactation, healthy skin and hair, optimal fat metabolism and a normally functioning immune response.
Two soft gels of ProOmega Lemon 1000mg provides the following amounts of EPA, DHA and other essential fatty acids:
- Calories 18
- Calories from fat 18
- Total Fat 2.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Trans Fat 0 g
- Total Omega-3s 1280 mg
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 650 mg
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 450 mg
- Other Omega-3s 180 mg
- Oleic Acid (Omega-9) 56 mg
Other ingredients: Purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, natural lemon oil), natural lemon flavor, d-alpha tocopherol, rosemary extract (a natural preservative).
No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial flavors or colors.