VegEPA is a patented formulation of completely natural long-chain omega fatty acids. It contains a unique ratio of ultra-pure EPA (the omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid) and cold-pressed, non-raffinated, virgin evening primrose oil (containing the omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid). As such, VegEPA combines the benefits that both these natural substances bring to the body.
Fatty acids play an important part in the functioning of every living cell in the body. Specifically they may help the body in several ways including: improving the circulatory system, aiding concentration, maintaining a well-balanced state of mind and keeping joints in good condition.
The EPA in VegEPA is derived from fish oil - the only source of long-chain omega-3 fats. This fatty acid forms a vital part of the diet as it enables the body to produce many substances that are necessary for health and well-being. EPA also plays a vital role in the structure, development and functioning of the brain. It can benefit sufferers of an array of mental and physical illnesses as well as preventing many potential health problems.
The EPO in VegEPA is derived from the cold-pressing of evening primrose seeds. When EPO is unprocessed and unrefined it is a rich source of botanical triterpenes - hormone-like substances which play an important role in immune function. EPO is renowned for oiling the joints, and nourishing the skin, hair and nails. A rich source of the omega-6 GLA, EPO’s importance in the structure of cell membrances and hence effective cell signalling cannot be over-emphasised.
Adults - 2 to 4 capsules daily. Children below 12 years should take 1 capsule daily.