Omega -3, -6 & -9
Omega-3, -6 and -9 are vital fatty acids that affect many of the body's functions. The different omega fatty acids have different functions and the balance between them is important. Here you will find different types of omega supplements that can be used as an add-on to your regular diet to ensure a full daily intake. In each category, you will find various supplements containing these fatty acids.
Why are omega fatty acids good?
Omega-3 plays an important role in our cardiovascular health. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA help maintain normal heart function by maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Research has also shown that omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce blood pressure and platelet aggregation. The recommended intake of omega-3 is 2.5-3 grams a day, which is equivalent to one serving of salmon or 2 capsules of omega-3 a day. Fish oil, flaxseed oil, krill oil and algae oil are all good sources of omega-3. You can learn more about the healthy fats in omega-3 here.
Omega-6 is also a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids, several of which cannot be produced by the body itself but must be supplemented via the diet. The omega-6 fatty acids are needed for the formation of cells and for the normal function of the brain, amongst other things. GLA and CLA are omega-6 fatty acids.
Omega-9 are monounsaturated fatty acids that our bodies can produce themselves. Despite this, we need to get omega-9 through our diet and the most common omega-9 fatty acid is oleic acid, which is found in olives and olive oil, among other things.
Within this category you will find many different sources of the different fatty acids - there is something to suit everyone.