Health & Wellbeing

How Omega-3 Supplements Benefit Health & Wellbeing

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Omega-3 is a big deal, but do you know what it could do for you? The health benefits of omega-3 can include helping to support heart health, vision, mood and childhood development, to name just a few.

At Every Health, we stock a wide range of omega-3 supplements, including vegan omega-3, to support your specific health needs.

Here’s everything you need to know about omega-3 fatty acids, so you can find the right supplements to support your health.

What is Omega-3?

There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids:

  • ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
  • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)

DHA and EPA are the omega-3s that are typically found in supplements. These are polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acids, and can deliver a range of health benefits, but most people are lacking in them.

Our bodies cannot make all the omega-3 they need by themselves, so we need to make sure we’re eating the right foods or taking supplements to get enough omega-3 to support our health and wellbeing.

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What are the Health Benefits of Omega-3?

  • Supports normal heart function
  • Helps to maintain vision, as well as general eye health
  • Supports bone and joint health by making sure bones get the calcium they need to stay strong
  • DHA provides a mother and baby with support during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Believed to have a positive effect on the mood
  • Plays an important role in early childhood development, in particular for brain and eye development
  • DHA plays an important structural role in the skin, helping to keep it feeling soft, supple and hydrated, subsequently protecting against signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles
  • Nourishes hair to help to keep it strong and thick

Where to Find Omega-3: Diet vs Supplements

Oily fish is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids. Tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring and anchovies are all rich in omega-3, but it’s important to make sure you’re eating fish that’s been sustainably caught.

woman cooking salmon, which is rich in omega-3

However, oily fish isn’t for everyone, and it can contain traces of toxins such as metals depending on how and where it was caught.

Omega-3 fish oil supplements can be a great alternative. Look for brands that use sustainably sourced fish, don’t contribute to the growing problem of overfishing, and value their purity of omega-3, such as MINAMI.

Omega-3 Dietary Supplements

Omega-3 for Fitness

If you’re into your fitness, taking an omega-3 supplement can help to support your cardiovascular, neurological and joint health – which is exactly what Klean Omega softgels are designed to do.

Klean Athlete products are NSF Certified for Sport®, so you can be sure there’s nothing in these supplements that your body doesn’t need.

The Klean Omega formula provides omega-3 fatty acids from clean, pure fish oil in triglyceride form to help support you on your fitness journey.

Omega-3 in Pregnancy

Omega-3 play can play an important role during pregnancy and breastfeeding. EPA and DHA can help to maintain heart health throughout pregnancy, while DHA is also known to help with foetal eye and brain development, and can continue to provide these benefits from your breast milk.

MINAMI MorDHA Prenatal omega-3 fish oil supplements are designed to deliver these benefits – it’s recommended that you take omega-3 from week 12 of your pregnancy onwards.

Omega-3 for Vegans

If you’re vegan but still want to benefit from DHA during pregnancy – or at any other stage – MINAMI also has a VeganDHA supplement, which is made from algae oil, rather than fish oil.

These vegan omega-3 supplements also contain astaxanthin, a carotenoid found in algae, which is a powerful natural antioxidant.

Omega-3 for Children

It’s not just newborns that omega-3 can help, but small children too. From the age of three, children can take MINAMI’s MorDHA Kids 3+ softgels to support their brain and eye development, while MINAMI’s MorEPA Kids 6+ formula is designed for children aged six and above.

MorEPA Kids 6+ contains a specially formulated blend of EPA and DHA, alongside vitamin D to support normal bone growth and development, as well as normal teeth. At the same time, the omega-3 in these easy-to-swallow softgels can help promote children’s concentration and memory, supporting them as they learn more about the world.

Start your omega-3 journey today with Every Health.

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