As we’ve come to learn, not all fat is bad fat (far from it). There’s one form in particular that can help revolutionise your health, and that’s omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fats come in three main forms: DHA, EPA and ALA. EPA and DHA are found primarily in certain types of fish (like salmon and mackerel), while ALA is from plant sources like nuts and seeds. Most of the benefits have been found in EPA and DHA, so it’s best to focus on getting enough of these two.
Omega-3s are called essential fats because your body needs them to function. However they also offer a host of added health benefits. This is because omega-3 fatty acid is the body’s natural anti-inflammatory, working to reduce the inflammatory process that leads to many chronic conditions.
Getting enough of the right omega-3s can help lower triglyceride (blood fat) levels, descreasing the risk of heart disease. They can curb stiffness and joint pain, elevate mood, improve lung function, aid concentration, help ward off Alzehimer’s and more.
While eating a diet high in fatty fish, walnuts and flax and chia seeds is a great way of ensuring an optimal daily omega-3 intake, there’s also a range of effective, high-quality supplements available to help you get your essential fatty fix.
Wellness Salmon Oil
Containing the important EPA and DHA fatty acids combined with vitamin E, Wellness Warehouse Salmon Oil promotes cardiovascular health, healps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, improves joint health and supports immune, brain and nervous function.
This convenient and comprehensive option includes krill oil for brain and jointsupport, fish oil to fight inflammation, boost mood and improve skin condition, and flaxseed oil for immune support and allergy prevention.
Metagenics OmegaGenics DHA Children
Let the little ones get their daily DHA and EPA fix the fun way with these fruity flavoured softgels.
Absolute Organix Omega Pure Vegan DHA
For those who don’t eat fish but still want to get their essential fatty acids, this 100% vegan supplement contains DHA extracted from micro-algae.