Omega 3 Fatty Acids
EPA- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is used for cystic fibrosis, intrauterine growth retardation, treating depression, pregnancy-induced hypertension in high-risk pregnancies, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), coronary artery disease, schizophrenia, personality disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.
In combination, EPA is used with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in fish oil preparations for a variety of conditions, including preventing and reversing heart disease, decreasing ectopic ventricular beats, asthma, cancer, dysmenorrhea, menopause, hay fever, lung diseases, lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, and IgA nephropathy. They are also used in combination for migraine headache prophylaxis in adolescents, atopic dermatitis, Behcet’s syndrome, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, psoriasis, Raynaud’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. EPA is also used in combination with RNA and L-arginine in the perioperative period to reduce infections, improve wound healing, and shorten recovery time.