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Supports natural anti-inflammatory processes
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
Rich in SDA omega-3
Synthesises up to 5 times more EPA than ALA in flaxseed or hempseed oil
Potent anti-inflammatory action
Supports cardiovascular function
Promotes conversion to long-chain fats
Echiomega Echium Seed Oil delivers superior health benefits over the commonly available vegetarian omega oil preparations. Echium Seed Oilis the richest plant source of the omega-3 fatty acid stearidonic acid (SDA), which is naturally converted by the body to the important long-chain omega-3 fatty acid EPA typically found in fish. Echiomega may therefore offer support for cardiovascular health and eye function, maintaining anti-inflammatory and immune response, and promoting healthy skin. Echium seed oil is also rich in omega-6 GLA and omega-9 oleic acid, offering synergistic health benefits. Research suggests that long-chain fatty acids derived from SDA and GLA may help to maintain cardiovascular health, support brain and eye function, aid concentration and learning, retain joint flexibility and maintain emotional wellbeing. Echium oil is the ideal nutritional supplement for those who are vegetarian, vegan or allergic to fish, to help boost the levels of the important omega fats in the diet.
Adults and children aged twelve years and over should take 2-4 capsules daily.
Children aged two to twelve years should take 1-2 capsules daily.
It is not advisable to exceed the above dose unless advised by a healthcare practitioner. Take Echiomega with food for optimum absorption.
Echiomega contains approximately 73% polyunsaturated fatty acids, of which 26% are omega-6 and 47% omega-3. This optimal omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 1:1.8 makes it an ideal oil for nutraceutical application. Echiomega is also the highest commercially available source of SDA, a unique omega-3 fatty acid that has known benefits for immune function and for regulating inflammatory pathways. Furthermore, as the direct precursor to EPA, SDA can synthesise up to 5 times more EPA than ALA alone, making Echium Seed Oil a superior alternative to other plant-derived oils such as flaxseed or hempseed oil. EPA is a very important fatty acid that plays an integral role in the proper functioning and structure of the brain. EPA may improve the cardiovascular system by reducing the stickiness of platelets in the blood and by lowering blood pressure. It is also converted into prostaglandins (hormone-like substances which control many bodily functions) and leukotrienes (important for the correct functioning of the immune system) which regulate inflammation and pain, and also help to maintain healthy joints. The fatty acid GLA is vital for the structure of the brain – it ensures that cell membranes are permeable, thus contributing to efficient brain function. GLA is the precursor to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), which is converted into prostaglandins that regulate inflammation, pain, blood clotting and fluid balance. Furthermore, oils that contain both SDA and GLA raise EPA levels significantly better than oils that contain SDA alone. Oleic acid, usually associated with the ‘Mediterranean diet’, has been shown to slow the development of heart disease by lowering total cholesterol levels and raising levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol), whilst lowering low-density lipoproteins (LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol).
If taking any medication, especially blood-thinning medication, seek professional medical advice before taking this product. Pregnant or lactating women should consult their doctor before taking any food supplement. This product should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet.