Omega-3 fats come in different forms:Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) – This fatty acid helps reduce inflammation and improves mood by producing chemicals called eicosanoids.Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – A fatty acid that is crucial for normal brain...
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) – This fatty acid helps reduce inflammation and improves mood by producing chemicals called eicosanoids. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – A fatty acid that is crucial for normal brain function and development. It makes up to 8% of brain weight. Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) – The body mainly uses this 18-carbon fatty acid for energy.
What’s the difference between the different Omega fats? Though omega-3, 6 and 9 are all unsaturated acids with many health benefits, they are all different from each other with respect to the position of their chemical structures – double bonds – and therefore, also differ in their properties and health benefits.
Omega-3 and 6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids – “Poly”, which means many and “unsaturated” indicating double bonds. Omega-3 refers to the position of the final double bond in the chemical structure and it is three carbon atoms from the “omega” molecular chain.
Omega-6 is different from omega-3 as the last double bond is six carbon atoms from the omega end of the fatty acid molecule.
Omega-9 are monounsaturated fatty acids which means that they have only one double bond. It is located nine carbon atoms from the omega end of the fatty acid molecule.
While Omega-3 and 6 cannot be made by our body and are called essential fats, omega-9 can be produced by our body.
Some key benefits:
Forms a vital part of cell membranes
Supports mental health
Improves heart health
Supports health weight management
Shown to reduce inflammation
Supports infant brain development
Promotes brain health
Shown to reduce nerve pain
Supports bone health
Shown to decrease blood pressure
Shown to lower heart disease risk
Shown to help alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
Shown to reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Acts as a substitute in case of low levels of Omega 3 and 6.
Other ingredients: Bovine Gelatin, Glycerine, Aqua, DL-Alpha Tocopherol (Soya).
This product is not suitable for Vegans or Vegetarians