USANA’s BiOmega fish-oil supplement contains a concentrated dose of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to support healthy cellular function throughout the body.
Your cells have a phospholipid bilayer that acts as a gatekeeper—keeping things out or letting them in. Key components of that bilayer, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play a significant role in maintaining our good health at the most basic level. A 1:1 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 is ideal, as they work together to promote health. However, average diets contain significantly more omega-6s. Eating fatty fish and supplementing with BiOmega are effective ways to increase omega-3 levels to help maintain a proper balance and support healthy cellular function.
Omega-3 fatty acids are effective in supporting joint health, as well as healthy neural development and function. Omega-3s also encourage healthy skin. In addition, combining fish oil intake with regular exercise is more supportive than exercise alone for helping reduce body fat and supporting metabolic health.
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of BiOmega provides 1050 mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
The omega-3 long-chain fatty acids are the biosynthetic precursors of eicosanoids, which are hormone-like substances that help retain normal health processes in our bodies.
Fatty acids influence brain development and structural integrity, impacting biochemical efficiency in the brain. Neural phospholipid membranes selectively concentrate DHA in photoreceptors and some cell-signaling sites, while the retina selectively incorporates EPA to support eye fluidity.
Sufficient levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can help maintain skin’s barrier function to keep it looking healthy, and EPA may also help protect skin against the damaging effects of the sun.
EPA and DHA help maintain healthy high-density lipoprotein and triglyceride levels in plasma, which are important for supporting healthy arterial function and blood flow.
Pre- or post-partum women should consume DHA and EPA to support the growth and development of their child. DHA plays a role in the healthy development of the visual system, and it is one of the dominant fats in the nerve cells of fetal and infant brains.