Our Omega 3 is a dietary supplement that contains 1000 mg of highly concentrated fish oil per capsule, including 455 mg of EPA and 230 mg of DHA, as well as a natural content of vitamin E. It is a potent and concentrated source of pure omega 3 in a transparent capsule.
Our OMEGA 3 is based on fish, including wild Peruvian anchovies from the Pacific Ocean. Anchovies are naturally oily fish, making them rich in essential fatty acids (DHA & EPA).
The importance of omega 3 cannot be understated, and research on omega 3 is well-documented. The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) acknowledges that omega 3, including daily intake of EPA and DHA, provides the following health-promoting properties:
EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart (the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of EPA and DHA).
DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function (the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA).
DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal vision (the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg of DHA).
DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure (the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3000 mg of DHA and EPA, and the additional daily intake must not exceed 5 g of DHA and EPA combined).
We recommend 5 capsules per day, preferably taken together with our VITAMAX multivitamin.
Omega 3 is polyunsaturated fatty acids and is categorized as an "essential" fatty acid, which means that your body cannot produce it itself, which is why you need it from your diet.
Within omega 3, there are 3 types of fatty acids: EPA, DHA & ALA
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The reason why fish often are related to omega 3 is due to their natural high level and direct source of DHA and EPA. It is one of the most intense sources in terms of the amount of fat. This means you need a "smaller" amount of fish to reach the recommended doses of EPA and DHA.
However, not all fish are rich in omega 3. Hence omega 3 is a fatty acid, it requires a fatty fish - and most fish are lean. If you want to secure the recommended amounts of omega 3 (EPA & DHA), it requires you eating fatty fish on a weekly basis eg salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies and sardines.
Plants, seeds and nuts are plant-based sources to omega 3, but they do not contain EPA and DHA, like fish do. They are rich in ALA, which is a precursor to DHA and EPA.
This means that when you consume ALA, your body will automatically convert ALA to EPA and DHA - amazing, right? It is estimated that 10-20% of your ingested source of ALA is converted to DHA / EPA. This however means that you need to consume more of the plant-based fatty acid before you reach the recommended levels of DHA / EPA on a weekly / daily basis.
Algae are different from other plant-based omega 3 sources - they contain a direct source of DHA and EPA. How much depends on the type of algae, but there are many good supplements based on algae, that can cover the daily needs of DHA and EPA.
It is important to examine the ingredients and be aware of any allergies or sensitivities before consuming the product. An overview of the ingredients can be found in the Supplementary Facts tab.
Important: Dietary supplements are not intended for medical use and should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store in a dry, cool place and avoid direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of small children. Do not exceed the recommended dosage instructions.
I have for a couple of weeks, tried your new Omega 3. I have so far only been taken Flaxseed Oil because I do not like the fish aftertaste that I have experienced with other fish oils. This one does not, so I'm game.
Maria, DJ & Stylist, 2021