Patient One Omega 800 supplies highly purified and concentrated essential Omega-3 fatty acids in their superior triglyceride form, in an evidenced-backed ratio of 430 mg EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and 290 mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), plus a proprietary antioxidant blend.
Certified pharmaceutical grade fish oil sourced from Norwegian cold water fish (anchovy, sardine, mackerel), Omega 800 is molecularly distilled and manufacturer-tested as well as third-party tested for a full range of contaminants and environmental pollutants, including heavy metals, pesticides, dioxins and PCBs. Omega 800 softgels are naturally flavored for a pleasant lemon/lime taste.
Fish oils are rich sources of Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are the two most studied fish oils. Most notably recognized for their beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, Omega-3s have also been shown in studies to be beneficial for brain health, blood pressure support, inflammation modulation, joint health and eye comfort.
The "Triglyceride" Form Absorption Advantage
The many health benefits of Omega-3s can only be derived if your body absorbs the fatty acids. Although scientific research demonstrates the triglyceride form as the superior delivery mode of fish oil, very few fish oil concentrates in the marketplace are available in this form because of the higher production costs. Most fish oils contain the “ethyl ester" form of fatty acid, synthetic Omega-3 molecules, shown to be less effective in delivering essential fatty acids to the body during digestion and metabolism. Omega 800 supplies fish oil concentrate in the preferred re-esterified triglyceride form to optimize its effectiveness.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid):
The majority of Omega-3’s beneficial activities can be traced back to two health-supporting functions in the body—promoting healthy cell membranes and production of eicosanoids.
DHA is an essential component of the phospholipids in human cell membranes, particularly those found in the brain and retina. In clinical studies, Omega-3 fatty acids have demonstrated potential to help maintain healthy triglyceride levels. Additionally, a strong correlation has been shown between fish oil consumption and the ability to maintain healthy levels of C-reactive protein. Fish oils have also been studied for their beneficial role in the maintenance of normal blood flow, as they support normal fibrinogen levels (blood clotting), which contributes to normal platelet activity.
DHA and EPA have various mechanisms of action to help support normal cholesterol and triglyceride levels, help maintain normal blood flow and pressure, and promote normal platelet activity. DHA and EPA help maintain normal triglyceride levels by promoting normal lipogenesis and supporting normal fatty acid oxidation in the liver. DHA and EPA promote the normal transcription of genes coding for lipogenesis enzymes and promote the normal transportation of the regulatory enzymes of fatty acid oxidation.
EPA is a precursor to eicosanoids (TXA3 and LTB5) and an inhibitor of arachidonic acid synthesis of thromboxane A2, which helps to promote normal platelet activity and normal vasodilation. These effects demonstrate EPA’s potential ability to help maintain normal blood pressure and support normal blood clotting. Fish oil may also contribute to the normal production of prostacyclin, a prostaglandin that also promotes normal vasodilation and supports normal platelet activity.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids compete metabolically with each other. Omega-6 fatty acids—found in abundance in the typical Western diet—may inhibit the incorporation of Omega-3 fatty acids into tissue lipids. Omega-3s may inhibit the conversion of many Omega-6s into arachidonic acid, often associated with poor heart health. Consuming DHA and EPA Omega-3s appears to help increase these fatty acids while reducing levels of Omega-6 fatty acids to help restore proper lipid balance and support cardiovascular health.