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Life Extension Super Max Epa 12 oz Liquid
MMH ID: 26442; Brand: Life Extension; Model No: 00048


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As people age, chronic systemic inflammation can inflict degenerative effects throughout the body. A primary cause of this destructive cascade is the production of cell-signaling chemicals known as inflammatory cytokines. Along with these dangerous cytokines, imbalances of hormone-like messengers called prostaglandins also contribute to chronic inflammatory processes.

The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid, in the omega-6 family and linolenic acid, in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by the diet and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in cold-water fish (and fish oil), and perilla and flaxseed oils, can be part of a healthy diet. Omega-3 oils contain the essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in the typical Western diet that includes high amounts of omega-6 fats.

Omega-6 fatty acids are well supplied in the diet by meat and vegetable oils. However, not all omega-6 fatty acids are of equal value. Gamma linolenic acid (GLA), found in evening primrose oil, borage oil, and black currant oil is an important fatty acid that plays a beneficial role in healthy prostaglandin formation. What you eat also contributes to the production of inflammatory cytokines. Eating foods cooked at high temperature can cause the formation of advanced glycation end (AGE) products. Glycation is the binding of a protein molecule to a glucose molecule that results in the formation of damaged protein structures. As the damaged proteins accumulate, they activate the production of inflammatory cytokines. Presently there is no way to reverse the effects of glycation.

MaxEPA is a blend of fish oils in liquid form, which provides a concentrated source of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). A pure, special blend of natural lecithin and apple pectin is used to help mechanically (not chemically) reduce and disperse (emulsify) the natural oil globules of MaxEPA into millions of tiny droplets making the fatty acids EPA and DHA more readily available to the digestive system for better absorption.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving

Calories

60

Calories from fat

45

Fat

5 g

Saturated fat

1 g

Cholesterol

235 mg

Total carbohydrate

5 g

Vitamin E

5 IU

EPA

1000 mg

DHA

670 mg

Other ingredients: glycerin, cod liver oil, lecithin, tragacanth, gum resin, mint flavor, apple pectin.

Dosage and Use

One tablespoon daily is suggested.

This product is best utilized if taken with meals

Do not take with fiber supplements.

Product should be refrigerated.

Caution

Those taking anticoagulant drugs like Coumadin® (warfarin) should inform their doctor that they are taking GLA, EPA, or DHA supplements, as the physician may want to adjust the dose of anticoagulant medication based on tests that measure coagulation factors such as template bleeding time.

Since GLA, EPA, and DHA interfere with blood clotting, those who suffer from any type of hemorrhagic disease related to excessive bleeding or blood vessel leakage should consult their physician before supplementing these fatty acids.

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