Omega-3 Fatty Acids



What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that your body can’t produce in sufficient quantities by itself. The main Omega-3 fatty acids from fish are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).


What are the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids from fish?



The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in fish can support a healthy heart.



The Omega-3 fatty acid DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision.



There is a high concentration of DHA in the brain and this appears to be important for the normal functioning of the brain.

The main sources of Omega-3 fatty acids are different species of oily fish.
The UK Government recommends that a healthy diet should contain at least two portions of fish per week, with one of these being oily fish. Many people do not achieve this level of fish intake. As such, Omega-3 supplements can be used to ‘top up’ levels to those recommended by health experts. The term “Omega-3” is often associated with cod liver oil products because cod liver oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids can also be found in vegetable oils such as flaxseed oil and walnut oil. These provide the Omega-3 fatty acid alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA).
Omega-3 fatty acids are ‘essential’ nutrients. However, the body cannot produce its own Omega-3 fatty acids. As such, everybody needs Omega-3 fatty acids in their lives and everybody is a candidate for Omega-3 supplements. Omega-3 supplements are particularly suitable for:
* People who don’t like the taste of fish and so are unlikely to get their recommended intake from their normal diet.
* Those who might enjoy eating fish, but limiting the consumption of fish because of the potential pollution of this nutrition.
* Anyone who is interested in maintaining his or her heart, brain and vision health, and who could also benefit from a regimented intake of Omega-3 food supplements.

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