Blackmores Fish Oil 1000 is a natural source of marine omega-3 fatty acids. This is an ideal dietary supplement to take if you can't manage to eat the recommended 2-3 serves of fish a week. To ensure you can take Blackmores Fish Oil 1000 with confidence, Blackmores only uses quality fish oil without added artificial surfactants to disguise fishy odours. Tested for pesticide residue.
Fish oil is a source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are incorporated into every cell membrane in the body, in the form of compounds called phospholipids. Cell membranes play the vital role of regulating what goes into, and what comes out of each cell. The integrity and fluidity of the cell membrane is determined by the type of phospholipid that is available for the body to use. Cell membranes made up mainly of phospholipids derived from the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids are more fluid and function better than cell membranes made up of saturated fat or trans- fatty acids. A cell membrane working at optimal levels retains vital nutrients and electrolytes, has the ability to communicate with other cells and is responsive to hormones.
Omega-3 fatty acids are also important components of substances known as prostaglandins and leukotrienes.
Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are important in immune function. Fish oils have a positive action because prostaglandins and leukotrienes from omega-3 fatty acids have less negative activity than prostaglandins and leukotrienes derived from other types of fatty acids.