Cytoplan Lem-O-3 Lemon Flavoured Fish Oil, 2 fish oil liquids and 2 different encapsulated products : 1 high potency and a standard potency capsule. The products are made from the whole body of oily fish and not just fish livers. We do not use fish livers because, although there are known benefits from fish liver oil supplements (particularly cod liver oil) in relation to maintaining joint mobility, there are also disadvantages. Oily fish are often harvested from polluted waters, where heavy metals can accumulate in the liver. Our product provides the benefits of the oily fish and removes the potential disadvantage of the pollutants. The oil in all our products is guaranteed clean, stable and free from heavy metals, mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB's and other contaminants, and we can offer batch certificates of analysis to show the purity of our oils.
The health benefits of oily fish can mainly be attributed to its fatty acid content. There are 2 types of fatty acid: omega 3 and omega 6. The human body needs not only sufficient amounts of each but also a suitable ratio between the two. Oily fish are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and therefore the fall in our consumption of fish has led to a dramatic alteration in the omega 3:omega 6 ratio. Dietary studies have revealed that until the 1850's a 1:1 ratio between the two types of fatty acid was normal in the human diet. That however has shifted to around 1:20 (omega 3:omega 6 ratio). Such a huge imbalance over such a short time (in evolutionary terms) means our bodies are ill-equipped to assimilate an unsuitable fat intake. We therefore need to increase our intake of omega 3 fatty acids to regain the beneficial balance of oils in our diet and reap the health benefits they can give.
Fatty acids are also recognised as having essential roles in normal brain function - how many people were told as a child to eat their fish because it is a "brain food" Science backs up this idea with many published studies linking DHA to normal brain development in the unborn child. Other functions of fatty acids and a suitable ratio of omega 3 and omega oils include the maintenance of eye health, cell membrane integrity, skin health, joint mobility and normal liver function.
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