Epa (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
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- How does Epa (eicosapentaenoic Acid) work?
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- Dosing considerations for Epa (eicosapentaenoic Acid).
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.
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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