Pharmepa RESTORE (rTG EPA 90 % 1000 mg) is the highest strength and most bioavailable EPA-only omega-3 fish oil supplement available without prescription. This supplement is designed to balance the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio and address omega-3 deficiency. Pharmepa RESTORE delivers a loading dose of 1000 mg omega-3 EPA with two easy-to-swallow capsules and is ideal for individuals who have not previously supplemented with EPA and those who have taken a break from omega-3 supplementation (or as recommended by a healthcare professional). Pharmepa MAINTAIN introduces DHA and omega-6 GLA and is recommended for long-term balance.
Omega-3 and omega-6 imbalances occur because diets tend to be low in oily fish but high in grains, processed carbohydrates and vegetable oils. Taking EPA in doses in excess of 1000 mg helps to restore the appropriate balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, while the rTG form of omega-3 delivers higher levels of EPA into cells, faster. This supplement is ideal for those who have never taken, or taken a break from, omega-3 supplements with high levels of EPA.
Pharmepa RESTORE is designed for split dosing to optimise absorption. When daily omega-3 doses are in excess of 750 mg, valuable omega-3 fatty acids may be used for energy rather than assimilated into cells, since the body has a limited capacity for absorbing fats. We therefore recommend split dosing, morning and evening. Each capsule of Pharmepa RESTORE delivers 500 mg of EPA; for optimum absorption we advise taking capsules morning and evening with meals. Capsules are small and easy to swallow (typically half the size of most fish oils).
Pure EPA is ideal for restoring an optimal omega-6 / omega-3 ratio and addressing omega-3 deficiency. Research suggests that EPA-only omega-3 plays an important role in supporting optimum brain function, including attention, concentration and emotional wellbeing. Over 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers published over the last decade show therapeutic benefits from EPA-only formulas, with strong evidence for EPA in mood disorders.
Superior re-esterified triglyceride form
The rTG form of EPA in Pharmepa RESTORE offers unrivalled strength and concentration with even greater bioavailability. This means the EPA is easier for the body to digest and results in superior distribution throughout the body. Studies show that the bioavailability and absorption benefits of rTG forms of omega-3 increase the omega-3 index faster and more effectively than any other form of omega-3. rTG EPA is therefore ideal for therapeutic use. Furthermore, the chemical structure of rTG is also extremely stable (protected against oxidation).
rTG omega-3 is produced by converting the fatty acids to ethyl-ester form to isolate EPA or EPA and DHA as the active ingredients; the oil is then purified using molecular distillation to produce super concentrated pure EPA. Once EPA has been purified to 90% concentration, the ethyl-EPA molecules are restructured back to the natural triglyceride form for superior absorption in the body.
Directions for use
- Adults and children aged twelve years and over should take 1-2 capsules daily
- Children aged four to twelve years should take 1 capsule daily
It is not advisable to exceed the above dose unless advised by a healthcare practitioner. For optimum absorption, Pharmepa RESTORE should preferably be taken with food.
EPA is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid with several important roles in the body. Pure EPA helps to support a healthy brain by maintaining cell signalling and it is also converted by the body into eicosanoids – substances which support a healthy heart, the inflammatory response and normal immune function.
Research indicates that the ratio of EPA to DHA within a pure fish oil supplement directly influences the effectiveness of a therapeutic regime due to direct competition between these two fatty acids. Indeed, numerous studies are now indicating that significant benefits are observed when EPA is in excess of DHA, or where DHA is removed.
If taking any medication, seek professional medical advice before taking this product. EPA omega-3 thins the blood, which is a desirable effect for the circulatory system. If, however, you are taking any medication that thins the blood, do not take pure EPA fish oil without prior medical advice. Pregnant or lactating women should consult their doctor before taking any food supplement. This product should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet. Allergen information: contains fish.
Ingredients: rTG-EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) concentrate from marine fish oil; capsule shell (fish gelatine, vegetable glycerol); antioxidant: vitamin E.
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* 84% of EU RDA