EPA and DHA are long chain 20 carbons or more polyunsaturated fatty acids The

Epa and dha are long chain 20 carbons or more

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EPA and DHA are long-chain (20 carbons or more) polyunsaturated fatty acids The fatty acids enter every cell membrane in the human body, serving as a cell lubricant, while improving flexibility and communication between cells, and aiding cell metabolism and gene expression.
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Pharmacokinetics of Omega-3 Fish Oil Absorption rate of 95% DHA have a high binding capacity with human plasma proteins at 76-82% Elimination of DHA via urine at 52% Half life of EPA is 37 hours and DHA is 46 hours Metabolism: 3 pathways 1. Incorporated into lipoproteins and stored 2. Act as precursors for eicosanoids 3. The majority of fatty acids oxidized for energy
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Side Effects Bleeding Halitosis Hemorrhagic stroke Heartburn Nausea Weight Gain Mild Skin Rash Back pain GI upset
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Contraindications/ Interactions Patients on Anticoagulant and anti-platelet drugs : Fish oil can increase the risk of bleeding. Blood Pressure Medication : Fish oil may increase the effects of the blood pressure medication Shellfish or Fish allergy: May cause an allergic reaction History of Bipolar or Depression: May increase symptoms Diabetics: May have difficulty controlling blood glucose
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  • Omega-3 fatty acid, fish oil, Eicosapentaenoic acid, fish oils,  DHA,  Prevent Cancer

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