Balance Plus for Heart and Immune Support
Balance Plus from Douglas Laboratories combines nutritionally important, synergistically acting fatty acids to support cardiovascular health.
Balance Plus supports a healthy heart and cardiovascular system with
- Omega-3 fatty acids from cold water marine fish
- Omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) from organic evening primrose oil
- Omega-9 oleic acid from extra virgin olive oil
The modern diet in developed countries typically provides considerable amounts of saturated fatty acids and the polyunsaturated omega-6 linoleic and arachidonic acids but not enough omega-3 and omega-9.
Similar fatty acid imbalances can be the result of consuming very low fat diets.
Diets high omega-6 and low in omega-3 can fatty acids have been shown to promote the formation of the undesired prostaglandins.
A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds derived from fatty acids and have important bodily functions, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue.
Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids, from fish or flax seed oil, enhance the formation of desired prostaglandins.
The omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) from evening primrose oil may also ease the negative actions of excessive dietary linoleic acid.
And GLA and the omega-3 fatty acids appear to act synergistically in balancing normal immune function.
So, a balanced dietary intake of fatty acids seems to be needed to maintain a normal immune response and support the body's normal processes.
The omega-3 fatty acids also have important functions for visual acuity and possibly in maintaining already normal cholesterol levels.
Balance Plus serves as a pure, natural source of nutritionally beneficial fatty acids that are often hard to obtain from the diet.
This formula is rich in omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), GLA, and omega-9 oleic acid, so it may help restore balanced fatty acid nutrition.
Balance Plus also provides those nutrients needed to properly metabolize these fatty acids: niacin, zinc, and vitamins B6, C and E.