Essential Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

Chemically speaking, Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids, which have their first double bond in position three of their molecule. From a more practical point of view, they are a group of fatty acids that are essential for our bodies to have to live.

Unfortunately, our bodies are not capable of producing Omega-3 fatty acids on their own. Thus, we depend on diet and supplementation to get the necessary Omega-3 fatty acids into our bodies. The most important Omega-3 fatty acids based on clinical data and over 22000 published clinical trials, are EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), as well as DPA (Docosapentaenoic Acid). These Omega-3 fatty acids are most abundantly found in oily fish such as sardine, anchovy, salmon & mackerel. Omega-3s oils can also be found from other marine sources such algae.

The Health Benefits of Omega-3 EPA & DHA

Together EPA & DHA play a critical role in our cell development, growth and maintenance. Scientist are increasingly aware of the importance the balance of Omega-3s and Omega-6s have in health. Low consumption of Omega-3 and high consumption of Omega-6 are linked to health status.

Omega-3 EPA & DHA are necessary for several important body functions, such as:

  • Essential building blocks for our brain, eyes and nerves
  • Building cell membranes in our brain
  • Immune system support
  • Support normal blood lipid profiles
  • Supports normal brain function

More than 20,000 clinical studies showing positive health benefits have been conducted on Omega-3 EPA & DHA. Many of these studies indicate that these vital nutrients may be of importance by themselves or in combination with other nutrients to support normal body functions:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Immune system functions
  • Normal neural development and function

Omega-3 Fish Oil, Purity and Concentration

The purity of Omega-3 fish oil is not only measured in the concentration of the individual fatty acid, but in several categories that determine overall quality. The KD Pharma measures purity using a combination of the following parameters:

  • Concentration of individual fatty acids, such as EPA, DHA, DPA
  • Contaminate levels such as heavy metals, PCB's or pesticides
  • Product oxidation
  • Polymer content

In order for a KD Pharma oil to be considered KD-Pür® it needs to achieve a high level of standard in each parameter. Twenty -five years of experience in separation technology has provided KD Pharma with the knowledge necessary to ensure batch-to-batch consistency. The KD-Pür® standard is what has made KD Pharma the Omega-3 Solution Experts for over two decades.