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What is Omega 3

What is Omega-3?

Omega-3 is short for Omega-3 fatty acids, a form of health-promoting
polyunsaturated fat that’s essential for human life.*

Health Benefits of Omega-3

In a 1970s study of the Inuit (Eskimo) of Greenland, researchers found that even though
they ate a diet very high in fat, the Intuit had far better heart and immune health than
their European counterparts.* The discovery? The fat in the Inuit diets was primarily
from whale, seal, salmon and other cold water seafood — all rich in Omega-3.

Since that first study, many more have been conducted and the
health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids include many of the following:

  • Promotes heart and vascular health*
  • Helps maintain total cholesterol already within the normal range*
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels that are already
    within the normal range*
  • Supports joint health*
  • May benefit cognitive function*

Types of Omega-3

EPAEicosapentaenoic acid — a long chain Omega-3
fatty acid found in cold water fish, algae and krill.
Supports heart health and joint health.
DHADocosahexaenoic acid — a long chain Omega-3
fatty acid found in cold water fish, algae and krill.
Helps support heart health and brain health.*
ALAAlpha linolenic acid - a short-chain Omega-3
fatty acid found in nuts and seeds. May help
promote cardiovascular health.*
 

Good Sources of Omega-3

Our bodies can’t make Omega-3 fatty acids so we have to rely on dietary sources. Cold water seafood like salmon, tuna, halibut and krill are among the best sources, but Omega-3 fatty acids can also be found in some plants and nut oils. At least two servings of cold water fish a week is recommended to get adequate amounts of Omega-3. Most of us don’t eat two servings of fish a month, that’s why it’s so important to take a quality Omega-3 supplement daily.

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