Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have clinically proven health benefits for a number of health conditions. Discover more about the impact of these fatty acids during pregnancy for both mother and baby's growing requirements, plus the benefits for all the family for heart, eye and brain health.
The key Omega 3 fatty acid components are EPA and DHA, which have clinically proven health benefits for a number of health conditions. There are different types of Omega 3 Fatty Acids but two are proven to provide health benefits. The European Food Standards Agency (EFSA) recommends that you consume 250mg of EPA and DHA a day to maintain general health and wellbeing. This equates to approximately two portions of poached, baked or grilled oily fish each week. For people who do not like fish, Omega 3 supplement capsules provide an excellent alternative.
PureMax is a seal of quality, which gives confidence in your nutritional purchase. The PureMax values guarantee responsible sourcing and supply, high purity and potency, high quality and proven scientific benefits, an added bonus is a purified concentrate that gives you all the goodness of fish but without the taste and smell.
PureMax capsules contain only fish oil of the highest purity standards, so you don’t have to worry about marine pollutants. The labels on supplement bottles will tell you how much EPA and DHA they contain, so make sure you choose a supplement with high levels of these key fatty acids.
The health benefits of Omega 3 are well recognised and the PureMax brand provides consumers with the confidence that the fish oil that delivers the Omega 3 content is of a very high-quality. PureMax technology can selectively concentrate the beneficial fatty acids EPA and DHA contained in fish oil and remove contaminants, like dioxins or mercury, which are highly undesirable in food and dietary supplement products. PureMax technology can also control and minimise the presence of oxidative impurities, which are normally responsible for the unpleasant odour and after-taste often associated with Omega 3 fish oil products.
PureMax fish oils are manufactured under a stringent quality system in a UK-based production plant which operates in accordance with pharmaceutical standards. This means that every single batch is tested against all the specification parameters, providing full confidence to consumers in the quality and purity of the Omega 3 fish oil.
DHA is vital to the maintenance of normal brain function and a deficiency in the diet is associated with deficits in learning ability.
Studies have demonstrated that DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function. Other researchers have shown the use of DHA in helping to support both the cognitive development of children and the treatment for behavioural disorders.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has established their specific daily recommended dosage for normal brain function and the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg DHA.
Prenatal and baby health
During pregnancy, consuming a balanced diet containing enough nutrients is very important. Learn more about how omega 3 fatty acids can help to maintain the wellbeing of a mum-to-be and support a baby's growth and development.
Studies have shown that DHA intake contributes to the normal visual and brain development of the foetus and infants up to 12 months of age. Wider research also demonstrates the benefits for preterm births, birth weight and child allergies.
Different authorities worldwide (EFSA, ISSFAL, FAO/WHO) have established specific daily recommendations. The average recommendation is a daily dosage of 350mg EPA/DHA, of which at least 200-300 mg should be DHA.
Omega 3 fatty acids not only play an important role in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the general population; they also lower the risk of fatal heart attacks or sudden death in those who already have a history of heart disease.
Studies have shown that EPA contributes to the normal function of the heart as well as the maintenance of normal blood pressure and triglyceride concentrations. Other research also demonstrated the benefits of EPA in the treatment and prevention of various heart conditions.
Different authorities worldwide (EFSA, FAO, the American Heart Association, the Australian Heart Foundation) have established their specific daily recommendation for people suffering from heart disease, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. The recommendation is a daily dosage of 1 gram to 4 grams of EPA + DHA, depending on different conditions.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids are important at all stages and ages, from developing vision in babies to keeping your eyes working well as you age.
Studies have shown that DHA intake contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. Other research has shown that the use of DHA-rich fish oil can be effective in the treatment of various eye conditions.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has established their specific daily recommended dosage of DHA for the maintenance of normal vision and the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA.
Discover more about the benefits of DHA for eye health from the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA (GOED).
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