Omega 3 is one of the families of healthy fats called essential fatty
acids (EFA). Omega 3 are called “essential” because the body cannot
produce them, so we must acquire them from our diet or gain them
through supplements. The active omega 3 compounds are DHA
(docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). DHA is the
most abundant unsaturated fatty acid in the human brain, it is highly
concentrated in the retina of the eye, and is critical for the structure and
function of cell membranes. EPA performs different functions; it helps
reduce inflammation and is a factor in cardiovascular health. The body
can convert DHA to EPA as needed but the reverse is not true, making
DHA the more valuable of the two active omega 3 compounds. The
primary dietary source of DHA is fatty fish or to a lesser extent, fortified
foods. Eating fish several times per week or taking fish oil in gelatin
capsules or liquid can be challenging.
SISU’s high-potency Vegetarian Omega 3 from algae is a convenient
source providing consistent amounts of omega 3, and is ideal for
people who follow a vegan diet.
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