Apollo’s Hegemony Fish Oil is a dietary supplement containing fish oil, a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The preparation supports the normal functioning of the circulatory system, improves the health of the brain, reduces inflammation, and helps to enhance the overall health of the organism.
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) must be regularly supplied with food, as the human organism does not have enzymatic systems that would allow their synthesis. Omega-3 fatty acids are compounds of the EFA group, whose common feature is the location of the unsaturated bind in the molecule – the third to last carbon atom. Omega-3 EFAs include α-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic (DHA).
EPA and DHA are active compounds formed out of ALA. The conversion of ALA takes place in the organism thanks to the activity of elongases and desaturases mainly in liver cells; however, the efficiency of that reaction is not very high. Moreover, the same enzymes participate in the pro-inflammatory conversions or omega-6 fatty acids, which compete with omega-3. High consumption of products rich with omega-6 fatty acids additionally limits the effectiveness of ALA conversion to EPA and DHA.
The best source of EPA and DHA is fish oil. Supplementing EPA and DHA makes it possible to skip enzymatic transformations and enables the direct use of the fatty acids by the organism.
EPA and DHA are precursors of the synthesis of eicosanoids – prostaglandins, prostacyclins, leukotrienes, thromboxanes, and lipoxins. They are topically active autacoids with a wide range of effects on the organism. The products of EPA and DHA metabolism reduce the production of pro-inflammatory factors, such as IL-1 and TNF-α, and exhibit antiaggregant and anticoagulant properties. They reduce blood triglyceride levels and arterial blood pressure.
Omega-3 fatty acids support faster post-workout muscle regeneration. It has been demonstrated that taking omega-3 after an intensive training helps to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and helps to reduce inflammatory markers. Heavy physical effort leads to muscle protein micro-damage and, consequently, an inflammatory reaction. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fatty acids can speed up muscle regeneration and restore their top functionality.
Omega-3 supplementation prevents the development of circulatory system diseases. The anticoagulant properties of EPA and DHA reduce the risk of intravascular coagulation. It is possible thanks to a few factors, one of them being the inhibition of the production of thromboxane A2 and the platelet-activating factor. Moreover, EPA and DHA optimise blood lipid levels. They reduce the concentration of triglycerides and exert an anti-inflammatory effect, which is highly desirable in terms of the prevention and therapy of cardiovascular system diseases, such as coronary heart disease or atherosclerosis.
Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids helps to restore normal body mass in overweight people. Tests have revealed that obese people have low omega-3 levels. Supplementing the diet with EPA and DHA helped to reduce the feeling of hunger, increase satiety and speed up metabolism, which had a positive effect on body mass reduction. Overweight and obesity can lead to the development of the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, or circulatory system diseases. EPA and DHA can, therefore, prevent the development of those diseases.
Docosahexaenoic acid is an element of phospholipids in cell membranes in the entire organism. It is the main structural element of cell membranes in the cerebral cortex and retinal photosensitive cells, responsible for the ability to see at night and perceive colours. DHA has been shown to stimulate nerve cell growth. Insufficient DHA supply in seniors increases the risk of nervous system disorders and is connected with the development of degenerative diseases.
It is particularly important that pregnant and lactating women and babies receive optimal amounts of EFAs. Significant amounts of DHA can be found in breast milk. The compound has a crucial role in the development of the brain, particularly in foetuses and babies up to 2 years old. DHA deficiencies lead to changes in the composition of cell membranes in the brain and the retina, which can cause disorders in the intellectual and physical development of babies and children.
To sum up, Apollo’s Hegemony Fish Oil is a dietary supplement recommended for people who eat little fish, seniors, pregnant and lactating women, those suffering from autoimmune diseases, as well as in order to enhance cognitive functions, alleviate skin problems, and prevent diseases of affluence.
One of the tools that verify the quality and safety of a dietary supplement and the reliability of information on the label is to test it in an external, certified laboratory.
In the interests of conscious supplementation by our clients, the supplement was subjected to accredited analysis in the independent J.S. Hamilton laboratory to assess fully its quality and check whether the composition declared by the manufacturer is valid.
We present the results of the study below:
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