Balance Plus, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a combination of nutritionally important, synergistically acting fatty acids: the omega-3 fatty acids from cold water marine fish (eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA; and docosahexaenoic acid, DHA), the omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) from evening primrose oil, and the omega-9 oleic acid from olive oil. Balance Plus is now offered as a liquid-filled, two piece capsule.
Typical diets in developed countries deliver large amounts of saturated fatty acids and the polyunsaturated omega-6 linoleic and arachidonic acids, but often not enough of the omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids. Similar fatty acid imbalances can be the result of consuming very low fat diets. Diets high in linoleic acid (omega-6) and low in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to promote the formation of the undesired 2-series prostaglandins, thromboxanes and leukotrienes, whereas diets high in omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil, flax seed oil) enhance the formation of desired prostaglandins of the 1 and 3 series. The omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA from evening primrose oil) is thought to downregulate the actions of excessive dietary linoleic acid. GLA and the omega-3 fatty acids appear to act synergistically in balancing normal immune function.
Thus, a balanced dietary intake of all of these fatty acids appears to be necessary to maintain a normal immune response and support the body’s normal inflammatory processes. The omega-3 fatty acids also have important functions for visual acuity and possibly in maintaining already normal blood lipoprotein levels. Balance Plus serves as a pure, natural source of nutritionally beneficial fatty acids that are often hard to obtain from the diet. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) from fish oil, the synergistic GLA from evening primrose oil, and omega-9 oleic acid from olive oil, Balance Plus helps restore balanced fatty acid nutrition. The formula also provides those nutrients that are needed to properly metabolize these fatty acids: niacin, zinc, and vitamins B6, C and E.
Balance Plus may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their intake of nutritionally important fatty acids.
3 capliques contain:
---Calories from Fat 20
Total Fat 2g
---Saturated Fat 0g
---Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
---Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid) 187.5mg (313%DV)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol) 45 IU (150%DV)
Niacin 15mg (75%DV)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 37.5mg (1875%DV)
Zinc (as zinc gluconate) 3mg (20%DV)
Omega-3 fatty acids 625mg
---EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 325mg
---DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 180mg
Omega-6 fatty acids 227mg
---Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) 63mg
Omega-9 fatty acids 241mg
---Oleic Acid 200mg
Other Ingredients: ultra-pure fish oil concentrate (from sardines, anchovies and mackerel), cold-pressed organic evening primrose oil, olive oil, gelatin (capsule from fish, tilapia) and silica.
Contains NO: yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
Adults: As a dietary supplement, adults take 3 caplique capsules daily or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children.
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