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When we see ‘Omega‑3’ splashed across product labelling we immediately feel good, and rightly so. Omega-3s are known as essential fatty acids for a reason! However, there is a world of difference between Omega-3s and it does lead to individuals believing they are getting benefits when they may not be.
The term ‘Omega‑3’ might sound like it belongs in sci-fi movie, but Omega-3s are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The term Omega‑3 describes the structure (for those interested, its due to the presence of a double bond three atoms away from the terminal methyl group. OK, I’ll get back to the lab!). Omega-3s are essential for our health.
Everyone is talking about Omega‑3. They have numerous benefits for the body – in fact ‘essential fatty acids’ is a pretty good description of these essential nutrients. But did you know Omega‑3 also affect the health of your heart? We asked Chris Smith, co-founder of Vegetology, scientist and self-confessed science geek, to tell us all about how Omega‑3 can affect your heart health.
Sitting here in UK and looking out at the wintery conditions, it’s hard to remember the last time I felt that warm glow from sitting out in the sun for a few minutes. We hear about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the increased chance of various ailments during winter, and it’s easy to understand why.
A brief explanation of good fats: PUFA & Omega‑3
Omega‑3 fatty acids are absolutely essential for your Baby. This starts from conception and it is vital that Mum obtains sufficient omega-3s from her diet. Omega‑3 supplement is widely recommended for mums to be, and our Omega‑3 is a perfect option.
Millions of people take fish oil supplements to obtain health benefits due to their Omega‑3 content. There is no question that fish oil does contain beneficial levels of Omega-3s, but firstly is there really as much Omega‑3 as claimed, and secondly what else is in there?