Omega-3s are good fats—polyunsaturated fats—sourced from fish, nuts, and seeds. The body can’t produce these critical nutrients on its own—and getting the research-recommended daily amounts of omega-3s from diet alone can be challenging! Research proves the benefits of taking an omega-3 supplement daily! Omegas are essential nutrients everyone needs! These fatty acids are key structural components of our cell membranes—stabilizing and protecting them from damage. This is especially important because cells in multiple systems are still in development. From fetal development to old age, omega-3s are essential at every stage of life for profound and lasting good health!
The three primary omega-3 fatty acids your body needs are ALA, EPA, and DHA. ALA is the only true essential fatty acid since your body can synthesize EPA and DHA from ALA—but the process is not very efficient, and our ability to synthesize EPA and DHA decreases with age and hormone changes.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid): DHA is essential for brain and eye development. In the brain, 97% of omega-3s are DHA—in the eyes, 60%. DHA is also critical for the healthy development of a baby’s brain, eyes, and nervous system.
EPA (eicosatetraenoic acid): EPA has been clinically proven to reduce inflammation in healthy individuals, improving joint health and supporting heart health.*
DHA and EPA omega-3s can be found in fatty fish, fish oil, algae/seaweed, eggs, and grass-fed beef. But as mentioned above, receiving enough can be challenging! Evidence suggests that the best way to consistently receive your daily dose of essential fatty acids is to supplement.
Daily Omega-3 Support