The modern diet has seen a drastic reduction in the intake of omega-3 fatty acids, compounded by a significantly greater intake of omega-6 fatty acids. This is problematic as many of our tissues rely on fatty acids for proper synthesis and communication. If the appropriate fatty acids are not available, the implications for overall health are serious. Ultimately, a relative deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to a pro-inflammatory state and increase the risk of chronic disease.
The active compounds responsible for the widespread benefits of fish oil supplementation have been identified as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Although both are important for various aspects of human health, EPA is generally regarded as the anti-inflammatory fatty acid while DHA is more responsible for neurodevelopment and nerve protection.
EPA and DHA have been clinically studied in a variety of health conditions. For example, supplementation with these omega-3 fatty acids have been found to be beneficial for maintaining cardiovascular health, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmunity, cognition, mood, skin health and atopic concerns, to name just a few clinical indications. Simply put, EPA and DHA should be considered for any systemic inflammatory condition.
One challenge that arises with omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is poor compliance. Most supplements require many capsules or teaspoons per day to achieve an evidence-based dose of EPA and DHA. Cyto·Matrix’s Peak·EPA solves this problem by providing 700mg of EPA and 350mg of DHA in a single softgel. These omega-3 fatty acids, sourced from wild deep sea fish, are found in the well-researched ethyl ester form, allowing for evidence-based, extremely concentrated and cost-effective delivery.
Peak·EPA is molecularly distilled, ensuring purity and removal of harmful compounds such as heavy metals and organophosphates. Vitamin E is added to the formula to protect against and prevent oxidation.
|Fish Oil (anchovies, sardines, salmon)* *From wild deep sea fish, molecularly distilled||1400mg|
|EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)||700mg|
|DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)||350mg|
Unit of Measure above: Each softgel
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Vitamin E, natural citrus (lime) essential oil, glycerine, purified water. Capsule: gelatin.
Indications: Source of EPA and DHA for the maintenance of good health. Helps support cognitive health and promote healthy mood balance. Helps support the development of brain, eyes and nerves in children up to 12 years of age. Helps maintain cardiovascular health and reduce serum triglycerides. In conjunction with conventional therapy, helps to reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
Directions for Use: Adults - 2 softgels, 1-2 times per day. For rheumatoid arthritis - 1 softgel, 3 times per day. For mood balancing - 1 softgel, 2 times per day. Adolescents (14-18 years) - 1 softgel, 1-2 time(s) per day. Children (9-13 years) - 1 softgel, 1 time per day.
The excellent clinical results that are achieved with our products, combined with our honest and ethical approach, has earned Cyto-Matrix the trust of many of the most scrutinizing Canadian healthcare practitioners. We are appreciative and honoured that new clients of Cyto-Matrix quickly become loyal clients and are open to building a lasting relationship with us.
Do not use if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use if you have high blood pressure, bipolar disorder or bipolar spectrum disorder.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you have any pre-existing condition or symptoms. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use of this product if you are taking any prescription medications including antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills or if you have any medical condition including an autoimmune disorder, an acute infection, or if you are following a low protein diet. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Discontinue 2 weeks prior to any scheduled surgery.
Side Effect Risks
Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist, worsen or you develop any reactions which may include: allergy or intolerance, or digestive irritation (bloating, diarrhea, nausea,).Keep out of reach of children. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
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