To help maintain a healthy heart.
Recommended Intake: 1 capsule daily, to be taken during a meal.
Essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), vital to the normal functioning of the body, belong to several different chemical families. The fat in fish contains so called omega-3 PUFAs (also known as n-3 PUFAs), which differ from omega-6 PUFAs found in vegetable oils. Omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs have different roles in body metabolism. Fish oils contain about 50 different fatty acids, and are the main source of the omega-3 essential PUFAs eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA levels are very low (or absent) in domesticated land animals. The habitat in which the fish grow has a major influence on their fatty acid composition. The fish obtain omega-3 PUFAs by eating plankton, which in turn contain more omega-3 PUFAs the colder the sea water (cold water fish also have a higher fat content). Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel have the highest levels of omega-3 PUFAs. Farmed fish fed commercial fish food contain lower levels of omega-3 PUFAs.
Omega-3 PUFAs present in fish oil help maintain healthy cardiovascular function (i.e. normal aggregation of blood platelets, formation of thrombi, and healthy blood triglyceride levels and blood pressure). Omega-3 PUFAs are important for maintaining a helthy immune system and normal inflammatory response. Omega-3 PUFAs are required for the normal development and function of the brain.
Pharma Nord, a privately owned limited company, is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of preventive dietary supplements and herbal remedies. It was founded in 1982 by the two current owners, Eli Wallin and Sven Moesgaard. The underlying idea of Pharma Nord was to compensate for the shortcomings of modern diet by means of dietary supplements with high a bio-availability and a documented effect.
The company develops, manufactures and markets scientifically well founded dietary supplements, herbal remedies and medical drugs based on optimal bio-availability, safety and documentation. Pharma Nord’s research database contains more than 8,000 scientific studies - including a large number of studies conducted with Pharma Nord’s own preparations. The database is the cornerstone of the entire product development. With its production facilities and company head quarters located in Denmark, Pharma Nord has a large operational field.
A cornerstone of Pharma Nord's philosophy is that all products must provide optimal bio-availability and physiological effect. This is only possible by making sure that both the raw materials selected and the production methods employed are adjusted to the manufacturing of superior quality. The result of this strategy is a range of products that has distinguished itself as a market leader in independent consumer tests and scientific studies. Over the years, Pharma Nord has established a comprehensive international network of scientists in areas such as cardiology, oncology, odontology, surgery, dietary technology and several others. This collaboration, and the ongoing dialogue with researchers, is an extremely important tool for the development of our products.