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.