Omega 3 - vital fatty acids for your health
Omega-3 fatty acids, along with omega-6 fatty acids, are polyunsaturated fatty acids and are essential for life. The human organism depends on a regular supply of these essential fatty acids because it cannot produce them itself. The right ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 is crucial for good health. Our Western diet is very rich in omega-6 but low in omega-3, so it is often advisable to use supplements to rebalance the fatty acid imbalance.
The marine omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are among the most active omega-3 fatty acids and are mainly found in fatty cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna, in krill, crustaceans or algae. Plant foods such as flaxseed or walnuts, on the other hand, only contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which must first be converted by the body into EPA and DHA.
The valuable fatty acids EPA and DHA have a significant influence on heart and brain function, cholesterol levels and our eyesight. EPA and DHA are present in every cell membrane of our body, and the production of certain hormones is also influenced by omega-3. EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart and to the maintenance of normal blood pressure as well as normal triglyceride levels (blood fats) in the blood. The intake of DHA by the mother has an influence on normal brain development in the foetus and the breastfed infant.
Taking our high quality Omega 3 capsules makes it easy to meet your daily requirement of essential fatty acids. Our capsules are made from natural fish oil. 1000 mg of fish oil contain the optimal proportion of 50% EPA and 25% DHA.