EPA-DHA 720 by Metagenics
Metagenics EPA-DHA 720 Lemon Flavored - 240 Softgels
Metagenics EPA-DHA 720 provides a full 720 milligrams of omega-3 essential fatty acids per soft gel. Metagenics EPA-DHA 720 is a combination of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) derived from fish oil. EPA and DHA are omga-3 fatty acids that your body needs, but cannot make on its own, which is why they are called ‘essential.’ You must obtain them from diet or supplementation.
Both EPA and DHA compete against an inflammatory compound called arachidonic acid (AA) for space in cell membranes. If you have more EPA and DHA in your system, the chances will be reduced for AA to make its way into your cells. Omega-3 fatty acids have also been studied for their role in preventing heart disease.
Omega-3 vs. Omega-6
Both omega-3 (including EPA and DHA) and omega-6 are essential fatty acids, but omega-6 has been known to cause inflammation. Research suggests that the appropriate balance should be 1:1, meaning that for every omega-3 fatty acid, you should consume an omega-6 fatty acid. Even a 1:4 ratio is within the acceptable range (one omega-3 for every 4 omega-6). The reason so many people need to supplement today is because the standard American diet provides anywhere between a 1:10 and 1:20 ratio. Since we know that omega-6 fatty acids can cause inflammation, this ratio is dangerously inflammatory. Inflammation is not necessarily bad, as it is an important part of the healing process, but excess inflammation can cause tissue damage and lead to disease. Many experts have even linked the type of inflammation caused by excessive omega-6 fatty acids with atherosclerosis (or a clogging of the arteries). On the other hand, omega-3 fatty acids prevent platelets from sticking to the walls of your arteries, reducing your chances for abnormal clotting and plaque formation. Healthy levels of EPA and DHA have also been shown to support the immune, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
While you’re trying to balance your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, you should try to avoid or reduce your intake of foods that are exceptionally rich in omeg-6 fatty acids, such as avocados, whole grains, nuts and seeds in addition to processed foods and vegetable oils. As long as your diet is built on an imbalanced ratio of fatty acids, you will benefit from omega-3 supplementation in the form of DHA and EPA.
The Metagenics Advantage
This supplement by Metagenics was designed to help people get their omega-3 to omega-6 ratios back in check, as evidence has shown this can reduce your risk for atherosclerosis and other inflammatory conditions. In addition to the DHA and EPA content, this supplement contains a unique antioxidant blend, which includes vitamin E and ascorbyl palmitate (a fat-soluble form of vitamin C), both vitamins that are powerful at preventing lipid oxidation. Rosemary is included to stabilize the oil, so it maintains freshness for a longer period of time.
What makes Metagenics different from most nutritional supplement companies?
A lot of things make us stand above other companies-a focus on patient health, quality manufacturing, ingredient testing, safety reviews, clinical testing, scientific research, unique formulas, and more.
Chronic Illness Solutions: Helping Patients Return to Good Health
Today, chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have become so common that most people don't remember what it's like to be in excellent health. And if they're not feeling their best, they can't be their best.
In truth, many chronic health conditions are preventable. They're the result of years of poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and prolonged exposure to stress. And leading health organizations now tell us that by returning to a healthier lifestyle-by getting the right nutrients, becoming active, and learning to manage the stressors in life-many of these conditions can be prevented, managed, or even reversed.
The solution seems so simple, and yet, the incidence of chronic illness is continuing to rise at an alarming rate. At Metagenics, they're aiming to change all that.
Addressing Chronic Illness with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
Metagenics' groundbreaking therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) programs have helped tens of thousands of chronic illness sufferers all over the world regain their health-so they can once again enjoy their lives to the fullest. Not quick, short term fixes, these programs work because they're focused on helping people develop healthy, life-long habits that they can easily incorporate into their busy schedules. Metagenics' TLC programs are available only from specially trained licensed health care professionals-the people qualified to recommend and tailor a regimen that's unique to each individual's needs.
Patient Success Depends on Provider Success
Let's face it. Most doctors' offices have neither the time nor the expertise to provide the individualized lifestyle counseling that's necessary to effect real change. In designing Metagenics' TLC program, Metagenics asked health care providers to tell them what it would take to implement TLC successfully in their practice. The answer was teamwork-getting support staff involved, enlisting practice extenders and ensuring smooth office flow. Today, providers who implement Metagenics' TLC programs overwhelmingly report that they're busier and more successful than ever in helping patients achieve their desired health outcomes.
Addressing the Root Cause of Illness through Science-Based Nutrition
Back in 1983, Metagenics had a big idea: the right nutrition could help people realize their best health possible by positively influencing what makes them unique-their genes. Metagenics called it realizing "genetic potential" for good health. Today, it's known as the science of nutrigenomics-the study of food as one of the most important environmental modifiers of gene expression in determining health and disease patterns. Through Metagenics' substantial and ongoing commitment to nutrigenomic research, they've been able to identify natural compounds with powerful therapeutic applications, to be used in their science-based TLC programs, medical foods, and nutraceuticals.
Setting the Standard in Research, Quality & Innovation
Knowing that professionals rely on Metagenics to make people feel better isn't something they take lightly. It's the reason Metagenics leads the industry in research, professional education, and quality manufacturing. But they're also brave enough to search for the next big thing to make an even greater impact on health. The result? An impressive list of patented formulas and ingredients, and a revolutionary product development process to help make natural approaches even safer and more effective. Whether you're a patient or a health care provider, be your best with Metagenics.
Patient Health-It's Their Greatest Concern
They've built a reputation on nutraceuticals and medical foods that meet the high expectations of health care professionals worldwide. But what they care about most is serving the best interests of the patients who use their products and services with a goal of improving health and reversing chronic illness.
The Industry Leader in Quality & Efficacy
Metagenics doesn't compromise on safety, efficacy, or quality-to make sure that they deliver the best results possible. Time after time. Bottle after bottle. They carefully monitor all products to assure purity and safety, from formulation and ingredient selection all the way to the final product.
Research & Innovation Ahead of the Curve
Metagenics offers more than just products. Their strong focus on research keeps them on the leading edge of the current evolution in personalized medicine. Their in-house team of highly regarded clinicians and scientists is actively developing breakthroughs in nutrient modulation of gene expression to help them create even more effective health care solutions.
Educational Programs with Renowned Experts
Metagenics offers more educational support for health care professionals than anyone else in their field- keeping them in touch with the latest research and nutritional approaches to help manage today's most common illnesses. With our renowned in-house experts, including Dr. Jeffrey Bland and many other opinion leaders, they provide education through seminars, workshops, webinars, symposiums, and other venues.
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Take 2 softgels up to three times daily with food or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
If nursing or pregnant or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.