More than 30.000 scientific studies have already shown the positive impact of omega-3s on cardiovascular health, brain health, eye health, joint health, lowering LDL cholesterol or even mood improvement. Scientific research in this area goes further as we suspect other positive health benefits
Omega 3 is a generic term covering multiple polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from different origins and that can contain different fatty acid proportions and profiles. “3” refers to the position of the first double bond in the fatty acid molecule chain. The principal molecules of this group are the longer chains Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and shorter chains Alpha Linolenic acid (ALA) are all omega 3s.
Your brain or the retina of your eyes for example, are particularly rich in some of these fatty acids. These acids are considered essential because they are necessary for a normal body function, which is why it is important to obtain sufficient levels of Omega 3s from the food we eat. Most diets worldwide contain adequate levels of ALA, but are generally deficient in EPA and DHA, with the exception of some limited coastal areas of the globe.