The omega-3 fatty acids in Omega-3 Power are critical to building healthy cell membranes, which are crucial for all our cells to work and essential for our brain cells to make the trillions of connections that enable peak cognitive, mood, and behavioral performance.
Are You Omega-3 Deficient?
Most Americans are deficient in omega-3s, getting barely a third of the daily amounts they very likely need for optimum brain and body health. Each serving of Omega-3 Power provides 1,600 mg of DHA, EPA and other omega-3s from ultra-purified, high-quality fish oil – roughly 5 times what you’d find in conventional brands and big box stores!
Omega-3s are Good Fats
A certain amount of dietary fat is necessary for your body to function properly – especially your brain! The nerve cells in the human brain have a lot of cell membranes that require fatty acids, and when you stock your brain with adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from omega-3 fats, you give it the cell membrane building blocks it needs to operate with peak connectivity and processing performance.
The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are fundamental to the structure and functioning of all your cell membranes and particularly for those of your brain cells. A considerable body of research has established that DHA is indispensable for cell membrane structure, while EPA though less abundant is especially important for mood and overall mental balance. Neither can be efficiently made by the body and optimum intakes rely on contributions from the diet.
Omega-3 DHA and EPA Linked to Brain and Body Health At All Ages
Omega-3 DHA and EPA are practically vitamins: they are essential for human life. Omega-3 DHA is essential for the sperm cell to fertilize the egg, and for the heart to begin developing soon after fertilization. The developing fetus rapidly builds up DHA in the brain prior to birth, and studies have found that healthy brain and vision development after birth requires DHA. Cognitive function, mood, behavior, even personality are linked to adequate DHA status. EPA has been found important for attention in children and adults, and generally supports healthy mood. EPA is also converted to substances that help maintain healthy blood vessel linings and have other protective benefits. DHA and probably also EPA influence genes that help control healthy immune functions, antioxidant status, brain nerve cell connectivity, even healthy insulin action. To learn your omega-3 nutritional status, consider having your Omega-3 Index measured (the percentage of DHA plus EPA in your red blood cell membranes).
Pure, Certified and Safe
Sourced from pelagic, short-lived fish species (anchovies, sardines, and mackerel), the fish oil in Omega-3 Power undergoes the most advanced purification process in the supplement industry. The ultra-high quality fish oil that goes into Omega-3 Power is produced in a facility that is licensed to make both pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. This facility is recognized by the FDA and certified for its GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) by the rigorous USP (United States Pharmacopeia), NSF and other agencies. The oil in Omega-3 Power is also recognized by several international organizations as a sustainably managed ingredient.
To ensure purity, Omega-3 Power is tested by independent labs to ensure lack of rancidity and for 450 potential environmental contaminants, including mercury, lead, and other heavy metals; PCBs, PBBs, dioxins, furans; and a diverse range of other organic pollutants.
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Ingredients & Facts
EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid)
Each 2-softgel serving of Omega-3 Power delivers 860 mg of this long-chain omega-3 fatty acid, an important nutrient to brain and body health, that promotes healthy mood and emotional balance, and supports heart health.
DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid)
Each 2-softgel serving of Omega-3 Power delivers 580 mg of this very long-chain omega-3, an essential cell membrane structural building block especially abundant in the brain. It is an important structural component of all human cell membranes. DHA also faciliates nerve cells making functional connections (synapses) and supports healthy memory and overall cognition.
Omega-3 Power is a combination of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential components of a healthy, properly functioning nervous system. Every living cell in the body needs essential fatty acids. They are required for rebuilding and producing new cells. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in fatty fish including sardines, trout, albacore tuna and salmon as well as in vegetable oils including canola and flaxseed oil. Essential fatty acids are found in high concentrations in the brain, and are required for normal development of the brain. Studies suggest that the addition of omega-3 DHA and EPA in the diet has been shown to support cognition, behavior and mood and plays a significant role in decreasing inflammation, improving the structure and fluidity of cell membranes and regulating the cellular electrical activity.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an essential nutrient that functions through cell membranes, in which it is anchored by phospholipid molecules. EPA supports heart health by decreasing blood viscosity and platelet aggregation.1 Low levels of omega 3 fatty acid profiles are frequent in those with psychological disorders2-4 and evidence in the literature supports a role for supplementation in promoting emotional balance and enhancing mood.5,6 EPA has also been demonstrated to support a healthy memory and cognition. In a recent analysis on the effects of 10 randomized controlled trials on omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, improvements in attention, processing speed and immediate recall were observed in subjects with cognitive impairment with no dementia.7
- Terano T, Hirai A, Hamazaki T, et al. Effect of oral administration of highly purified eicosapentaenoic acid on platelet function, blood viscosity and red cell deformability in healthy human subjects. Atherosclerosis. Mar 1983;46(3):321-331.
- Colter AL, Cutler C, Meckling KA. Fatty acid status and behavioural symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adolescents: a case-control study. Nutrition journal. 2008;7:8.
- Buydens-Branchey L, Branchey M, Hibbeln JR. Associations between increases in plasma n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids following supplementation and decreases in anger and anxiety in substance abusers. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. Feb 15 2008;32(2):568-575.
- Baghai TC, Varallo-Bedarida G, Born C, et al. Major depressive disorder is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and low Omega-3 Index. J Clin Psychiatry. Sep 2011;72(9):1242-1247.
- Kidd PM. Omega-3 DHA and EPA for cognition, behavior, and mood: clinical findings and structural-functional synergies with cell membrane phospholipids. Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic. Sep 2007;12(3):207-227.
- Hegarty B, Parker G. Fish oil as a management component for mood disorders - an evolving signal. Current opinion in psychiatry. Jan 2013;26(1):33-40.
- Mazereeuw G, Lanctot KL, Chau SA, Swardfager W, Herrmann N. Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cognitive performance: a meta-analysis. Neurobiol Aging. Jul 2012;33(7):1482 e1417-1429.
DHA is thought to be important in neural function and plays a key role in the structure of synaptic membranes1 and has been shown to improve memory.2
- Wainwright P. Nutrition and behaviour: the role of n-3 fatty acids in cognitive function. Br J Nutr. Apr 2000;83(4):337-339.
- Gamoh S, Hashimoto M, Sugioka K, et al. Chronic administration of docosahexaenoic acid improves reference memory-related learning ability in young rats. Neuroscience. 1999;93(1):237-241.