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慢性疲勞綜合症
ME/CFS

Until recently M.E., also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, has been very difficult to treat. However, using a combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, Professor Basant K. Puri has treated patients with remarkable results.

In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A Natural Way to Treat M.E., Professor Puri states: "One of the key components needed to treat chronic fatigue syndrome is a combination of ultra-pure EPA (free of any DHA) and virgin evening primrose oil".

Omega product contains the patented combination of highly purified EPA (without DHA, which is another type of fatty acid that is believed, in supplement form, to inhibit the benefits of EPA) and virgin evening primrose oil (EPO).

Definitions of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex illness, for which there are many definitions. This reflects diverse opinion over the causes and treatments for this debilitating condition. While some doctors and scientists dismiss CFS/ME as being "all in the mind", research has now revealed clear physical changes in the brains of M.E. sufferers. Typical symptoms may include:

- Persistent fatigue over a period of at least six months
- Impaired memory and concentration
- Sore throat
- Tender neck and underarm lymph nodes
- Muscle and joint pain
- Headaches
- Non-restorative sleep
- Decreased libido
- Weight changes

How Fatty Acids Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential for the proper functioning of and communication between cells in the body and brain.

In a study on CFS, leading medical researcher and consultant at Hammersmith Hospital, Professor Puri, used state-of-the-art brain scanning techniques and found that patients with CFS had excessively high levels of choline in their brains. The body uses a combination of choline and fatty acids to create the brain?s phospholipids, which are crucial for communication between cells. The excess levels of choline indicated that the phospholipids were not being formed properly because the patients were deficient in long-chain fatty acids. Trials using ultra-pure EPA have shown that sufferers respond well to supplementation with this long-chain fat. Professor Puri is currently successfully using omega product to treat patients with CFS.

Some medical researchers believe that viral infection can be a factor in the onset of Chronic Fatigue syndrome. One effect of several viruses is that they can prevent cells from manufacturing these important omega-3 (such as EPA) and omega-6 fatty acids. Indeed in a study by Professor Peter Behan, Professor Wilhemina Behan and Professor David Horrobin, the blood fatty acid levels of participants with CFS was lower than those participants in the normal group.

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