Omega 3 Fish Oil – Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3 Fish Oil is one of the best sources of Essential Fatty Acids. Among many of the claims for EPA is a positive effect on circulation, poor memory, cardiovascular health, neurological development, eye health and hypertension.
Essential Fatty Acids – or alpha-linolenic acid – is fatty acid which cannot be made by the body, and must either be supplied by your diet or by supplements.
Signs of essential fatty acid deficiency can include a dry scaly rash, decreased growth in children, increased susceptibility to infection, and poor wound healing.
The other important fatty acid is Omega 6 – but this is normally plentiful in our diet. As a result of this, there is often an imbalance of Omega 6 and Omega 3.
Sources of Omega 3 Fish Oil are not as plentiful in our diets, and in most cases need to be supplemented in order to maintain the best balance between the two.
Sadly though, due to heavy metal and other contamination of many species of fish in certain areas, it has become very important to choose a product backed by the highest standards of manufacturing practice – and with the pedigree to prove it!
Some Omega 3 oils are sourced from smaller deep cold water fish like anchovies and deep water salmon in remote parts of the ocean such as in parts of the Southern Ocean off the coast of New Zealand.
All Salmon oil products should go through vigorous filtering and cleansing processes to minimize contamination. Again the watchword is buy quality products, which you know you can trust.
I rate Omega 3 as one of the most important supplements – and certainly the most versatile! Buy the best quality you can afford – your body and your family deserve it! Aim at an intake of high quality – in the region of 1,000 – 2000 mg of Omega 3 Fish Oil per day.