Epa (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
What other names is Epa (eicosapentaenoic Acid) known by?
Acide Eicosapentaénoïque, Acide Éthyle-Eicosapentaénoïque, Acide Gras Essentiel, Acide Gras d'Huile de Poisson, Acide Gras N-3, Acide Gras Omega, Acide Gras Oméga 3, Acide Gras Polyinsaturé, Acide Gras W3, Acido Eicosapentaenoico, EPA, E-EPA, Eicosapentanoic Acid, Essential Fatty Acid, Ethyl Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Ethyl-Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Ethyl-EPA, Fish Oil Fatty Acid, N-3 Fatty Acid, Omega Fatty Acid, Omega 3, Oméga 3, Omega-3, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid, PUFA, W-3 Fatty Acid.
What is Epa (eicosapentaenoic Acid)?
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) is a fatty acid found in the flesh of cold water fish, including mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, salmon, cod liver, whale blubber, or seal blubber.
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- Treatment of type 2 diabetes.
- Treating symptoms of cystic fibrosis.
- Pregnancy-related high blood pressure (eclampsia).
- High blood pressure.
- Treating asthma.
- Relieving hayfever symptoms including wheezing, cough, and nasal symptoms.
- Preventing an eye disease called AMD (age-related macular degeneration), when EPA is consumed as part of the diet.
- Reducing growths in the uterus.
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