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Key Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids  derived mainly  from concentrated natural fish oil containing EPA and DHA.

The benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids:

1. Aids, assists or helps in the maintenance or improvement of general well-being.
2. May help reduce joint inflammation associated with arthritis.
3. Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain healthy joints
4. Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain healthy cardiovascular function
5. Fatty acids are key components of the brain and eye.
6. DHA is important in the growth and development of the foetal brain during pregnancy.

There are many brands of fish oil supplements in the market today. Just make sure you purchase one that is pure (free of mercury) and has the highest concentration of EPA and DHA in the fish oil.

EPA and DHA are two important Omega-3 essential fatty acids, meaning that they cannot be made by human body and have to be acquired from diet.

Most dietary source of EPA and DHA are from fish or seafood.  It has been recommended that people eat 1-2 fish meal every week.  This may not provide sufficient quantities of dietary Omega 3 EFA.  Therefore supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids is an excellent way to ensure that your diet includes a concentrated balance of EPA and DHA.

Some brands of fish oil are fortified with Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) and Tocopherols to prevent oxidation of the omega-3 fatty acids.   Emerging evidences have suggested many protective health benefits of vitamin D in addition to its role for building strong bones.  As vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, fish oil supplement provides an ideal delivery medium for vitamin D, to ensure sufficient daily intake of vitamin D.

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