The researchers found that an average daily intake of 250 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid
and docosahexaenoic acid, which can be gained from eating just one 3-oz portion of farmed salmon or one 6-oz portion of wild salmon per week, was sufficient for optimum protection against heart attacks.
In the 1950s, more research was carried out into the essential fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid
(EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) contained in cod liver oil and other oily fish, and they were found to benefit many aspects of the human body
In a major departure, the AHA also said, for the first time, that a recommended nutrient could alternatively be consumed as a supplement-in this case, that would most commonly mean 1-g fish oil capsules that contain 180 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid
and 120 mg of docosahexaenoic acid.
Two other forms of omega-3, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA), are found primarily in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and tuna.
So scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Philadelphia have engineered a fishless alternative: bioreactors that grow fungi rich in one of fish oil's most beneficial constituents, eicosapentaenoic acid
Catabasis' approach dramatically enhances the therapeutic potential of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA), two essential fatty acids found in fish oil, by improving the delivery, potency and efficacy.
Twenty-four patients (aged 18-56 years) with drug-resistant epilepsy were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, high-dose fish oil (3 capsules twice a day; 2,160 mg per day of eicosapentaenoic acid
[EPA] + docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]), low-dose fish oil (3 capsules per day; 1,080 mg per day of EPA + DHA), or placebo (corn oil) for 10 weeks.
Experts believe, based on numerous gold-standard research studies, that Eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3s support heart, brain and eye health.
The results of a meta-analysis published online in the American Journal of Hypertension add evidence to a blood pressure-reducing effect for the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Washington, May 2 ( ANI ): Researchers have shown that the combination of statins and eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA), an omega-3 fatty acid, may potentially reduce cardiovascular risk.
(EPA) was strongly linked to lower risk of nonfatal heart attack, and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) was most strongly associated with lower risk of dying from a stroke.
Nordic Naturals, Watsonville, CA, has launched EPA Elite, which provides 1600 mg of the omega 3 eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) in each serving, EPA Elite provides high intensity, therapeutic support for healthy triglyceride levels and heart health, while promoting key anti-inflammatory pathways, according to the company.
Among omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) may also offer a benefit for mental health.
By contrast, eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) has anti-inflammatory properties and an ability to reduce fat stores and maintain lean muscle.
These advances have been made possible by continuing scientific research, and investment in studies is ongoing to broaden understanding about the varying benefits of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), compared with eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) and [alpha]-linolenic acid (ALA).