Understanding the omega-3 facts
Your body depends on you to take care of it – to exercise regularly, to get plenty of sleep, to hydrate and to eat nutritious foods. If you don’t think fat is part of a healthy diet – you’re mistaken.
The skinny on fats
Not all fat is bad. In fact, there are several good fats that your body needs to support overall health, especially the health of your heart, brain and eyes. One of these categories of good fats is omega-3s and specifically EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3s. Learn more about healthy fats.
Cells rely on omega-3s to help build cell membranes that ensure smooth signaling and communication between cells, aiding in the control of thousands of bodily functions.
As part of a healthy lifestyle, omega-3s may help you maintain healthy blood pressure, support healthy triglyceride levels and manage your risk of heart disease.
The omega-3 DHA makes up a large percent of the brain and helps support brain health during all stages of life.
DHA is a major structural fat in the retina of your eye and plays an important role in visual development and function throughout life.
Supported by science
There are thousands of published scientific studies showing the benefit of omega-3s, and specifically EPA and DHA, on human health.
In 2002, the American Heart Association recognized the importance of eating fish twice a week for those without heart disease and recommends at least 1 gram of EPA +DHA for those with established coronary artery disease (CAD).