VegEPA Capsules 3 for 2 at NavHealth / SuperfoodUK - £23.90 Free delivery
VegEPA Capsules 3 for 2 at NavHealth / SuperfoodUK - £23.90 Free delivery

VegEPA Capsules 3 for 2 at NavHealth / SuperfoodUK - £23.90 Free delivery

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NavHealth / SuperfoodUK are selling 3 x VegEPA (60 capsules per pot) for £23.90 including delivery, they are normally £11.95 for one. These capsules are really good for your brain!! We give them to our 7 year old son and it has really helped his concerntration and general ability to learn things. Highly recommended!!

Offer runs out on 15th July or until stocks last so not long left on offer

Their site does say......Products sold on this site are not intended for the treatment, prevention and cure of any medical conditions. Never exceed recommended intake unless professionally advised. Keep out of reach of children.

Here is some info about the tablets.....

Leading scientists and doctors are increasingly concluding that long-chain fatty acids may help both psychiatric disorders, including depression, ADHD, schizophrenia and dementia, and physical disorders, including cardiovascular disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy.

VegEPA is a patented formulation of completely natural long-chain omega fatty acids.

It contains a unique ratio of:

ultra-pure EPA (the omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid) derived from fish oil - the only source of long-chain omega-3 fats. Using a molecular distillation process the EPA is extracted from fish oil - and hence ultra-purified - removing all unwanted substances and impurities including DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Whilst this omega-3 fatty acid is vital for health, EPA is converted naturally by the body into DHA so it is unnecessary to take DHA in supplement form. (Some studies have demonstrated that DHA in supplement form inhibits the beneficial effects of EPA.)
cold-pressed, non-raffinated, virgin evening primrose oil (containing the omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid). The EPO in VegEPA is derived from the cold-pressing of evening primrose seeds. When EPO is unprocessed and unrefined it is a rich source of botanical triterpenes - hormone-like substances which play an important role in immune function.

EPA plays a vital role in the structure, development and functioning of the brain. It can benefit sufferers of an array of mental and physical illnesses as well as preventing many potential health problems.
EPO is renowned for oiling the joints, and nourishing the skin, hair and nails. A rich source of the omega-6 GLA, EPOs importance in the structure of cell membrances and hence effective cell signalling cannot be over-emphasised.
Each VegEPA capsule contains:
280 mg ultra-pure EPA (omega-3) from marine fish oil
100 mg organic virgin evening primrose oil (containing omega-6)
1 mg vitamin E (anti-oxidant)

The outer capsule shell contains fish gelatine.

How to Take VegEPA
Ultra-pure EPA can benefit sufferers of an array of mental and physical illnesses and plays a vital role in the structure, development and functioning of the brain. To maintain overall health and well-being, it is advisable to take two VegEPA capsules everyday. These should be taken with food in the morning and at night.

To maintain a balanced state of mind or to combat sustained fatigue, leading researchers suggest it is necessary to take between one and two grams of ultra-pure EPA everyday, together with between 400 and 800 mg of virgin evening primrose oil (EPO). This can be achieved by taking between four and eight VegEPA capsules on a daily basis.

Children under the age of ten should take one capsule daily (unless recommended to take an increased dose by a doctor.) Women who are pregnant should consult a doctor before taking VegEPA. Those on prescribed medication may also wish to seek medical advice before taking VegEPA .

Research shows that EPA, as found in VegEPA, contributes to the maintenance of the circulatory system by thinning the blood. This is a desirable effect but those already taking medication to thin the blood should consult a doctor before taking VegEPA. It takes up to three months for the bad fats in the brain to be replaced by the EPA (the good fat). VegEPA therefore needs to be taken daily for up to three months for the full effects to become apparent.

For those who experience difficulty when trying to swallow capsules, the contents of VegEPA can be mixed in a drink or blended with a food such as yoghurt. For small children, the contents can be rubbed into the skin.


Bit confusing.....thought they were veggie EPA as per the name! Bleurgh....mushed up fish bits!

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Bit confusing.....thought they were veggie EPA as per the name! … Bit confusing.....thought they were veggie EPA as per the name! Bleurgh....mushed up fish bits!

They are called VegEPA so I can't put anything different as the title :thumbsup:
doesnt taste fishy, I can assure you my 7 year old wouldn't take them if they tasted yukky!!

In the pharmaceutical industry there are people called “drug reps“, who travel around doctors trying to “educate” them about their products. They actively foster an ignorance of scientific methodology, and much of what you get taught in medical school is about how to spot their complex fluffs. Luckily, when pill peddlers market directly at consumers, the fluffs are much simpler.

In the media this week - by which I mean in the half of the British news media who weren’t trashing that dodgy global warming documentary - a company making VegEPA was wiping the floor thanks to an amazing study. Basant Puri, a GMC-registered doctor from Imperial College London, performed the research. “The results of this study were astonishing,” he said. “After taking VegEPA daily for just three months, the children showed an increase in reading age of well over a year.” Prof Puri, who is on the patent as the inventor of VegEPA, also scanned the four children’s brains. “The results were astonishing,” he said: “It was as if these were the brains of children three years older.”

Now oddly, this research was funded by TV company Endemol - home of Gillian McKeith - for a Channel Five documentary for last Thursday. As I read it, the media now love these “pill solves complex social problem” stories so much that they’re willing to pay for the research to base them on.

The show was mysteriously pulled by Five at the last minute after “points were raised”, but it hit the front page of the Daily Mail, with a headline: “Pill that can boost young brain by three years”, and got proper space in the Sun, the Evening Standard, the Times (by a science correspondent no less), the Metro, ITV, the BBC, the Scotsman, and more. The coverage was what you might call “uncritical”.

But let’s approach these VegEPA promotional pieces like you would a story from a drug rep. There was no placebo, no control group, it was “before and after”, and with only four children, whose entire diet and lifestyle was changed. These are old tricks for big pharma, but too foxy for science journalists to spot, apparently.

Next, you might think about whether the population being examined in the study is the same as the population you are “treating”: in this case, perhaps, your child. On the standard growth charts - which I have in front of me - the four children in this study are not simply overweight, they are in the highest possible weight category on the charts, beyond the heaviest one in 200 of the population for their age. They are very unusual children with, you might guess, exceptional diets.

The same issue comes up all the time with misleading drug trials. As any doctor would ask: does the population in the trial reflect the population you treat? The answer here is probably not.

Then you might look at the outcomes measured. Behavioural outcomes, in a study of four children, with no control, and lots of extra attention for the subjects - including TV cameras pointing at them - are meaningless. “One boy who previously scorned books and was hooked on TV developed a love of reading and declared he was ‘bored’ with television” said the Daily Mail. I bet he did.

But the action, surely, is in this brain imaging data? “The most striking finding emerged from the brain scans, which all suggested they had denser nerve fibres,” said the Mail. This is what you call a “surrogate outcome”: they feel all sciencey, drug reps love them, and conjurers would call it a misdirection.

The scan measured something called NAA in the brain. It’s been noticed, in other research, that as you grow, especially as a foetus or a neonate, you show more NAA in your brain. To call that a marker of brain development, that you measure and then make a sales claim on, is a very big leap. It is not a reliable or valid predictor of intelligence, or behaviour, or anything meaningful. It is a speculative research finding.

This individual pill is a sideshow. There is a far greater issue at stake here, beyond even the misrepresentation of the scientific method by the media: the nation’s children are being systematically re-educated to believe that they need to take pills every day to lead a normal, happy, productive life. Pill peddlers of all varieties, supplements and pharmaceutical, must be rubbing their hands with glee.

Sorry, article was from badsciene.net printed in The Guardian

HaHa....sorry, wasn't criticising the post....just me being a bit quick to assume they were veggie versions of the usual fish stuff.

Endemol isn’t “home to Gillian McKeith” - You Are What You Eat is made by Celador, an entirely different media behemoth.

Just grab yourself some Krill Oil from myprotein.co.uk that'll sort your brains out, superb stuff, not many people really heard of it either :thumbsup:

badscience.net is just as sensationalist as the newspapers themselves!

A more unbiased, less knee-jerk reaction is this:


A few published, properly controlled trials have shown benefits for children in the areas reported here (reading and spelling, attention and behaviour).


* Richardson, A.J. Omega-3 fatty acids in ADHD and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Int Rev Psychiat, 2006, 18(2) 155-172.
* Richardson, A.J. and Montgomery, P. The Oxford-Durham Study: a randomized controlled trial of dietary supplementation with fatty acids in children with developmental coordinaton disorder. Paediatrics 2005, 115(5), 1360-1366

Fish oils are in real danger of getting a bad name owing to the number of unsubstantiated 'trials' that the press keep reporting with lurid headlines. See the ”Bad Science website - which has devoted much of the last few months to exposing some of these as nothing more than product advertisements, starting with:

* 09 Sep 2006 - The Guardian - It's business, and it's fishy. ("When is a trial not a trial?").

This is a real shame - because the omega-3 fatty acids from fish and seafood (EPA and DHA) really are essential nutrients for brain development and function, and yet they are lacking from many children's (and adults') diets - especially if these consist mainly of processed 'fast foods'.

The existing scientific evidence shows that the omega-3 from fish oils (either with or without the omega-6 from evening primrose oil as apparently used here) can help behaviour, learning and mood in at least some children and adults: e.g. see the recent review instigated by the American Psychiatric Association:

* Freeman et al 2006. Omega-3 fatty acids: evidence basis for treatment and future research in psychiatry.

Seriously overweight children might be among those who can benefit from an increased intake of essential fatty acids. And the changes in brain biochemistry described here are also of potential interest (although these are very indirect as a measure of 'brain development'). But what we need now are more properly controlled trials - not more media hype. If such trials could include brain imaging measures as reported here, then all the better. But a placebo-control group is simply essential. Without this - and until any such studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals - newspaper headines like this one are completely unjustified.

i suffer from m.e. or chronic fatigue syndrome (the english title). i tend to get it about once every 3 years and takes ages to get back to normal i've tried all sorts of drugs and homeopathic remedies to no avail. then some one at work said there son suffered from it and said the only thing that seems to make any difference is epa capsules. so i rushed (well strolled very slowley) to the nearest chemist and bought some fish oil capsules with the highest amount of epa in them. i tried them for a month with no difference. so i thought i'd check on the internet about epa and there was information saying that i needed concentrated ultra epa which i got from the internet. these exact pills. they said they'd take about a month to notice a difference but within 2 weeks i was feeling a lot better. i dont know wether its a placebo effect but as i've tried everything else i doubt it. so i dont know about the manufacturer inventor or shareholders of these capsules but i'd recomend giving them a try if they dont work your down 23 quid. i've spent a lot more than that on other remidies wish i'd heard of these before.

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Part of me wonders, why do I bother posting things like this?

The other part thinks, I posted it because I have a little boy who is very clever but finds it hard to concentrate so we tried these capsules and they work FOR HIM which we are really pleased about and I decided "why not share" what I have found in my experience and also a "deal" which is what this site is predominantly about.

We lead a lifestyle which is as chemical free as possible, our son does not have artificial ingredients in his food/drink, we use natural toothpaste/soaps etc and eat as much organic and free range food as we can. His favourite pastimes are playing outside and swimming (this is pre and post taking these capsules) so he certainly is not a child who sits in front of the television or computers all the time. My child is not being "re-educated to believe that they need to take pills every day to lead a normal, happy, productive life." He understands fully that leading a normal, happy and productive life comes from many different avenues such as the food you eat, exercise, learning new things, being loved, respecting others etc etc and certainly not from a tablet alone.

I respect everyone is entitled to an opinion, however I was posting this from my own evidence of a child who has been helped, I am not a "drug pusher", just a parent who is happy to have found something which may help others.

Offer has been extended to 21st July so not expired.
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