Fish Oil GP - Research Brief

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Indication: cardiovascular disease prophylaxis, high cholesterol level, impaired blood vessel elasticity, impaired liver and gallbladder functions, dry skin, for overall health improvement.

Actions: delivers polyunsaturated fatty acids, essential for good health, supports the cardiovascular system, lowers triglyceride levels, helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, prevents plaque formation on the blood vessel walls, improves elasticity, improves blood circulation, lowers lithogenicity of bile, essential for the normal brain function, improves the body’s immune respons.

Ingredients (per 1 softgel):

Vitamin E (as dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate) - 1 IU, Fish  Oil - 1000.0 mg, Eicosapentaenoic Acid - 180.0 mg, Docosahexaenoic Acid - 120.0 mg.

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Fish Oil GP - Research Brief:

Nowadays, when the obesity became the most widespread health problem, we are trying to avoid fat from our daily diet. But we are forgetting the very important point: there are good fats and there are bad fats. Artificially produced trans-fatty acids are bad in any amount and saturated fats from animal products should be kept at bay.

The best fats or oils rather, since they are liquid at room temperature, are those that contain the essential fatty acids so named because without them we cannot survive. Essential fatty acids are polyunsaturated and grouped into two families, the omega-6 EFAs and the omega-3 EFAs. Seemingly minor differences in their molecular structure make the two EFA families act very differently in the body. While the metabolic products of omega-6 acids promote inflammation, blood clotting, and tumor growth, the omega-3 acids act entirely opposite. Although we do need both omega-3s and omega-6s it is becoming increasingly clear that an excess of omega-6 fatty acids can have unhealthy consequences. Many scientists believe that a major reason for the high incidence of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, premature aging, and some forms of cancer is the profound imbalance between our intake of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. 

Our ancestors evolved on a diet with a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 of about 1:1. Huge changes in our dietary habits over the last few centuries has changed this ratio to something closer to 20:1 and this means trouble for our health. (1, 2, 3)

The main sources of omega-6 fats are vegetable oils such as corn oil and soy oil that contain a high proportion of linoleic acid. Omega-3 fats are found in flaxseed oil, walnut oil, marine plankton and fatty fish.
The main component of flaxseed and walnut oils is alpha-linolenic acid while the predominant fatty acids found in fatty fish are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid are extremely beneficial to the human body.  (1,2)

It is calculated that 85% of Western population experiences the deficit of omega-3 fatty acid in their diet, and consumes too much omega-6 fats. According to the scientists the right ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 should be 3:2. (10)

Recommended by specialists the daily dose of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid is from 600 to 1,000 mg. One capsule of Fish Oil GP by Santegra® contains 1,000 mg of fish oil – 180 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 120 mg docosahexaenoic acid, the suggested by manufacturer daily dose is 3 capsules.