February 6, 2016

Epa (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)

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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.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Treating depression, when used with conventional antidepressants.
  • For wound healing, when used with RNA and L-arginine following surgery.
  • Treating borderline personality disorder, a mood disorder.
  • Reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems in people with heart disease.
  • Psoriasis.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • 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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Prostate cancer, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), menstrual disorders, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, lung diseases, lupus, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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