EPA is a fatty acid and an oil found in cold-water fish and krill. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective compound. Numerous human studies show that EPA is highly effective for the treatment of Depression, Schizophrenia and Huntington’s disease-a serious neuro-degenerative condition. It also holds great promise in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, mood disorders, bi-polar disorder and anxiety.
EPA also has the ability to make blood more fluid and blood vessels more elastic and open. It does this by inhibiting platelets, the structures that make blood clot, and by inhibiting the growth of blood vessel walls. These qualities prevent the closure of arteries thus helping prevent cardiovascular complications such as heart attacks and strokes. Due to its anti-inflammatory component EPA may also be effective for a number of inflammatory conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and even cancer. In reality, almost all diseases have inflammation at their core.
So how do we get enough EPA? Simple: either by eating a lot of cold water fish (i.e., salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies) or by taking supplements. But diet alone will not give you the exceptionally high content of EPA found in Ultra EPA —1000mg per capsule! You would have to salmon alone all day long to match this amount. Ultra EPA has a low DHA level (a component of brain matter) but that is because it is tailored as an anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective product for brain and cardiovascular health. The formulators of Ultra EPA have also added rosemary oil which has been shown in numerous studies to improve memory and brain health in general.
This product is great for anyone with neurological or cardiovascular symptoms, for those with predisposition to these conditions (including family history) and for people with pain and inflammatory conditions. It is also highly recommended for the prevention of neurological and cardiovascular diseases in healthy individuals and for the general maintenance of good health.
For more information on EPA, DHA, fish oils, and the difference between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, please see my extended article on this topic here at Vitarock.com.
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