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Nordic Naturals Pet Cod Liver Oil is a dietary supplement which contains a cod fish liver extract, which is abundant in prohealthy compounds, available in the liquid and accessible form. This formulation is an addition to the main pet’s meals and provides the effective does of omega-3 acids and vitamin A.
This product turns out to be a much better solution than the abundant in omega-3 acids sea fish, because having in mind the current contamination of salt water, there is a risk of heavy metals accumulating in the organisms of quadrupeds.
The composition of the product includes:
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are the most important representatives of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids belong to the group of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Due to their important functions in the organism, they are also called essential fatty acids (EFAs). Omega-3 acids are incorporated into the cell membranes of the organism’s cells, from where they can later be transformed into substances with anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore, they contribute to the inhibition of pain, related to the degeneration of structures undergoing inflammatory. What is more, DHA is a precursor to neurotransmitters, thus participating in the coordination of nervous functions.
Vitamin A is a substance belonging to the group of carotenoids – compounds with a wide regulatory potential. First of all, it is responsible for the proper condition of the skin, fur, eyesight and skeletal system.
Proper nervous functions
One of the largest storages of lipid substances, just after the stores accumulated in adipose tissue, are the structures of the central nervous system. The fatty acids found there play both a building and functional role.
Myelin, being such a substance, is part of the nerve sheaths. It fulfills the function of a kind of electric impulse isolator, because of which they are transmitted without loss of amplitude and with much higher speed. As it has been already mentioned, omega-3 acids in very high concentration are found in the membranes of nerve cells, conditioning their proper structure. In addition, they participate in the synthesis of neurotransmitters – compounds by the help of which communication between different parts of the nervous system occurs.
Due to the abovementioned facts, EPA and DHA acids play an important role in the development of CNS in four-legged friends. Interestingly, research has shown that their optimal supply reduces aggressive behaviors among animals.
Inflammation is associated with the destructive effect of factors secreted by our own organism. Inflammatory diseases also affect quadrupeds. Substances responsible for their development are synthesized from omega-6 acids that originate from cell membranes.
Increase in the EFAs supply in the diet allows for the substitution of pro-inflammatory compound precursors. The prostaglandins produced from them have an inhibitory effect on the development of inflammation. As a result, the feeling of pain as well as the destruction of the tissues undergoing inflammation are limited. This situation was noticed, among others among dogs suffering from inflammatory joint degeneration, among which a slight modification of the diet allowed for a significant improvement in the comfort of life.
Protection of the circulatory system
It is true that high mortality due to diseases of the cardiovascular system affects people rather, it is worth to be aware that quadrupeds also can suffer from similar diseases. In order to limit the development of atherosclerosis of the peripheral arteries, which in the final stage may lead, among others, to myocardial infarction, one should take care of the proper diet.
One of the substances that clearly improve lipid parameters are omega-3 fatty acids. It has been reported that their long-term intake can significantly lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which are the most important factors for the development of atherosclerotic plaque.
Improvement of eyesight condition
Despite the fact that the sight is not the most important sense by which the animal experiences the world, each owner would like to be recognized as long as possible and see the laughing eyes of his pet upon looking at him.
This formulation is a comprehensive support for the functions of the eyesight. The omega-3 acids contained in it, because of the antioxidant properties, eliminate free radicals, created as a result of UV rays reaching the retina. The excess of free radicals, due to the initiation of oxidative stress, may lead to the degeneration of receptor cells, which will result in defects in the field of view.
Vitamin A also exerts a great influence on the processes of proper vision. It participates in the regeneration of the visual pigment – rhodopsin. It is responsible for the proper perception of the environment in the dark, as well as for distinguishing the shapes.
Caring for the appearance of the skin and fur of the pet
Many cosmetics or supplements intended for skin and hair care contain vitamin A or its derivatives. The effect of carotenoids on the condition of the skin and hair of animals is similar. Deficiencies in vitamin A may result in redness and dryness of the pet's skin. What is more, the fur may seem unpleasant in touch, or its excessive loss may occur.
To sum up, Nordic Naturals Pet Cod Liver Oil is an excellent proposition for the owner of quadrupeds, who would like to support the immunological and nervous functions, as well as the condition of eyesight, skin and fur of their pets.
This formulation is intended mainly for dogs and cats, in order to support the nervous and immune functions of their organisms. Its intake may be particularly useful in quadrupeds suffering from chronic inflammation, including degenerative or infectious diseases. What is more, the supplement supports proper vision and allows to maintain the health of the circulatory system of pets.
If the animal suffers from a chronic disease, is to undergo a procedure, or accidentally swallowed the product, the veterinarian should be informed.
Nordic Naturals is a company established in 1995. Its beginnings were characterised by a smaller range of products limited solely to fish oil; these days, there is a much wider range of health-enhancing dietary supplements offered by the company. The founder of the company is a Norwegian Joar Opheim, who started Nordic Naturals in response to the low quality of products with fish oil available at that time.
Products of this brand are given the Friend of the Sea certificate, which guarantees that the fish oil is obtained from environmentally friendly, responsibly managed sources. Preparations offered by this company are also thoroughly tested in terms of purity.
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|per portion (5 ml)||amount||%DV|
|Vitamin A**||230 I.U.||-|
|Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min.)||1150 mg||(25%)|
|Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)*||368 mg||(8%)|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)*||552 mg||(12%)|
|* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.|
|** Contains less than 10% of the daily requirement of vitamin A for dogs.|
Cod liver oil, mixed tocopherols (a preservative).
Vitamin A (retinol) is present in foods of animal origin (fish of the sea, fish, eels, liver, pork and beef, eggs, butter). In the plant products it is present as provitamin A (b-carotene), a powerful antioxidant. The food products containing pro-vitamin A are fruits in yellow and red, including apricots, tomatoes. Necessary in process of building and assimilation of proteins, affects the normal growth of bones and helps the treatment of eye diseases.Iinhibits the excessive action of the thyroid hormone - thyroxine, which simultaneously prevents the deposition of excess vitamin A. Necessary in the sports diet of in the form of food, such as dietary supplements and nutritional supplements.
Vitamin A deficiency causes growth inhibition, flaking and dryness of the skin, impaired night vision (i.e. Night blindness).
Excess of vitamin A leads to calcification of the bones and some soft tissues, and abnormalities in the functioning of glomerulonephritis
Dosage: Specified in IU and it is 5000 IU per day.
Omega-3 (n-3) group of unsaturated fatty acids: short-chain (linolenic acid, belongs to the EFAs [essential fatty acids]) and long-chain (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]). The number 3 indicates That the last double bond in the carbon chain is the third from the end of carbon. Acids from the group of Omega-3 are essential components of cell membranes, they are biological precursors and activators of eicosanoids. EFAs quite abundantly supplied in food, and it can be supplied with food. EPA and DHA (oils, fats marine fish) are Supplied by foods of sea origin (sea fish and seafood). They are developed also in the human body as a result of processes of denaturation and elongation of alpha-linolenic acid , but in an amount insufficient for the full needs of the organism. Therefore,they should be supplied from the outside. With the use of so-called. western diet, supplementation of fatty acids Omega 3 is more desirable (than Omega 6).
Supplementation of fatty acids of Omega 3 is recommended for people who are physically active in order to supplement and to prevent deficiencies in body as well as due to their impact on the body composition and aerobic capacity, and tissue regeneration. In addition, it regulates the systems: circulatory (including heart), nervous, respiratory and locomotor. Formulations containing EPA and DHA are a complement to an effort diet, regardless of the degree of training and exercising.
Dietary fatty acids Omega 3, in principle, are produced in the form of capsules in combination with vitamin E as an antioxidant, available for purchase at: www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage usually we recommended supplements in sports: depending on the supply of diet and intake of Omega 6 it is 1 - 5 g of EPA and DHA / 24 h.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – what is it?
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is a long-chain, polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid. The chain of the fatty acid consists of 20 carbon molecules, and the first bound out of five double bounds is located at the third carbon from the omega end, which is characteristic for omega-3 acids. It is present in large quantities in fish oils, where it is accompanied by docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
EPA is a precursor to prostaglandins and other eicosanoids, which contributes to the reduction in inflammations. It is involved in inhibition of platelets aggregation. It contributes also to the reduction in triglycerides level in blood. EPA block the activity of an enzyme, phospholipase A2, present on cell membranes, which under the influence of stressors can release polyunsaturated fatty acid (from the group of eicosanoids) into the glycerol skeleton. To some extent, EPA can be also converted into 22-carbon DHA. The both acids have positive impact on the condition of the nervous system and cardiovascular health.
Eicosapentaenoic acid contained in dietary supplements with omega-3, which are available in the offer of muscle-zone.pl
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - acid of omega-3 family, unsaturated fatty acids with the last double bond in the chain located on the third carbon atom from the end. Synthesized in the human body to eicosapentaenoic acid, or retrieved from foods of marine origin (fish, particularly salmon). In the medicine it is indicated for the treatment of depression, Alzheimer's ADHD. There has been its positive impact on the insulin metabolism noted as well as on endocrine and cardiovascular systems. When used in appropriate doses, it has a beneficial effect on the composition and appearance of the body. In the the supplementation it is part of formulas containing fish oil, which fill in the gaps of unsaturated fatty acids Omega 3, recommended for people with different physical activity.
Dosage: 200-2000 mg per day
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