There are many Omega 3 fats-based products on the market. They may occur individually, combined with other fatty acids, plants or consist of different percentage of EPA, DHA, ALA, AL. How do we recognize good Omega-3 fat-based products? Omega 3 fats-based products are in great demand and awareness of their health benefits is increasing. However, we can suggest them also to those not specifically looking for them. How do we recognize this people? What should we pay attention to in Omega 3 products? The basic constituent of Omega 3 fats-based products is fish oil, the starting point of our answer. We are aware of the importance of fish quality, which for fish oil means control on fish species used, provenance, fish farming methods and manufacturing processes. Fish can accumulate many substances, such as mercury, in their flesh. This leads to health damages that must be prevented. The bigger the fish, the greater the amount of toxic substances accumulated. Small sized fish such as anchovies and sardines are excellent fish oil sources. The provenance of the selected fish is important too, as controlled waters are safer when it comes to pollution. Yet, environmentally sustainable fish farming activities respecting FAO guidelines may represent an added value to the fish product while respecting the environment and the water fauna Let’s now talk about Omega 3-fats in fish oil: EPA and DHA. The titrations of these two fatty acids certify the quality of the product. But why are these fats to be found in fish? Plants provide the essential Omega 3 fat ALA. Animals and men cannot produce this fat on their own, so they introduce it in their body as food where it is then processed into EPA and DHA. Therefore, fish contain the last two already processed fatty acids. To reach the right Omega 3 concentration, fish oil passes through molecular distillation and purification. These processes concentrate fatty acids and eliminate possible heavy metals and harming substances. Fish oil can therefore be an excellent source of EPA and DHA, although it does not provide a sufficient amount of ALA. However, the essential Omega 3 ALA can be mainly found in plants. The presence of ALA plant-based Omega 3 in a dietary supplement provides our body with this essential fatty acid without renouncing to EPA and DHA. Plants with a particularly high concentration of essential fatty acids such as flax and chia can be used to formulate Omega 3 dietary supplements for vegans. As EPA and DHA are animal-based fatty acids, it is not possible to find them in dietary supplements for vegans; however, the introduction of ALA fatty acids will provide the body with a good quantity of EPA and DHA. Who should take them? Omega 3 are vital to our body. Starting from the essential ALA, EPA and DHA our body synthetizes many molecules such as leukotrienes and coagulating agents that are vital to us to carry out our daily tasks, to survive and to our wellbeing. The benefits provided by these molecules change according to the quantity introduced. 2 g of ALA daily help to stabilize blood cholesterol levels. It’s enough to introduce 250 mg of EPA and DHA daily to keep the heart healthy. 250 mg of DHA are good for vision and cerebral functions too. 2 g of EPA and DHA daily help to stabilize the level of triglycerides in the blood, while 3 g contribute to maintain normal blood pressure. Heart, eyes, and brain are the most benefited organs from the positive impact of Omega 3 on health. These organs are vital for everybody at any age, therefore, keeping Omega 3 levels at the right amount is important for everybody. Do not forget that Omega 3 do not have any side effects and that anybody can benefit from these valuable fatty acids. Essentials… to our body Since Omega 3 are so much relevant to our lives, it is evident that the correct intake of these fatty acids is necessary at every age. Some of these may be introduced through the daily diet; however, western diets are high in Omega-6-fatty-acids. To restore the right balance between the two categories, the regular consumption of Omega 3 becomes critical. The new product labelled Naturando, OMEGA 3 supplies the body with 900 mg of fish oil per capsule and contains 35% of EPA and 25% of DHA. These high values allow to introduce 630 mg of EPA and 450 mg DHA (by consuming two capsules daily). Moreover, the product contains gold-of-pleasure-oil, which is an ALA, an important plant-based source of essential Omega 3. This provides the body with the basic element to autonomously synthetize the other Omega 3 fatty acids. Having said that Omega 3 are necessary to us all, we have also seen that the main source is fish oil, which immediately excludes those following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Paying attention to the need of this people and to those hating the taste of fish oil and therefore cannot swallow it, Naturando has created OME
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