Omega-3s are termed essential fatty acids because they are critical for good health. However, the body cannot make them on its own. For this reason, Omega-3s must be obtained from food, particularly oily fish such as salmon.

Choosing the most effective Omega-3s, such as those found in oil-rich fish (EPA and DHA), provides these fatty acids in the most effective form.

More and more manufacturers are adding Omega-3 to everyday products to help people boost intake of this vital health-enhancing essential fatty acid. These foods can be a great way of topping up your intake of Omega-3. However, oil-rich fish such as salmon remains one of the richest sources of Omega-3 by far.

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The most heavily researched area is heart health, but lots of other parts of the body benefit too. Increasingly, there is evidence of how the long chain Omega 3 fatty acids help to develop and maintain our eyesight; how they help with conditions such as schizophrenia, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); and even protect against sunburn, strokes and some types of cancers, as well as having positive effects on the immune system and mitigating the symptoms of arthritis.

Long-chain Omega-3s can maintain your and your family’s health, at every stage of life, from pregnant women to babies, through adulthood and into the senior years.

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