Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat or more specifically, a type of good fat. Good fats are an essential part of a healthy diet & vital to many functions within your body. There are three main omega-3 fatty acids: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
DHA and EPA have essential parts to play at every stage of life in supporting your optimal health & well-being, especially your brain, heart & eye health. DHA & EPA are important structural components of cell membranes throughout your body and together they have a vital role in cell membrane function. DHA makes up around 97% of all omega-3s in your brain & accumulates in the parts of the brain associated with learning & memory. DHA accounts for around 93% of the omega-3s found in your eyes.
Your body can produce DHA & EPA from omega-3 ALA (found in some nuts, seeds & plants oils), but this occurs in only very limited amounts. The best dietary source of DHA and EPA is fish, especially cold-water oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout, herring & sardines - Learn more
In an ideal world, you would get all the omega-3s you need to keep healthy by eating oily fish weekly. In reality, this can be quite challenging & even more so when it comes to children. Supplementation is advisable to bridge the potential nutritional gap & promote optimal health.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential throughout life. Sunshine is where most of your Vitamin D comes from which is why Vitamin D is often called the “Sunshine Vitamin”. Your diet generally only provides a small amount of Vitamin D because very few foods naturally contain this vitamin.
Insufficient daily sun exposure to make adequate levels of Vitamin D in your skin, coupled with diets that are generally low in Vitamin D, makes Vitamin D deficiency very common. Supplementation is advisable to avoid deficiency & ensure optimal health benefits.
Easy Omega-3 + Vitamin D3 is high in omega-3 DHA and EPA and high in Vitamin D, scientifically proven to have the following health benefits:
- Brain Health - A daily intake of 250mg helps maintain normal brain function
- Heart Health - A combined daily intake of 250mg DHA & EPA helps maintain normal heart function
- Eye Health - A daily intake of 250mg DHA helps maintain normal vision
- Immune System - Vitamin D supports the normal function of the immune system
- Bone Health - Vitamin D supports the maintenance of normal bones, teeth & muscle.
- Calcium & Phosphorus - Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption & utilisation of calcium & phosphorus needed to build & maintain bone tissue.
When you consume oil or fat, your body has to work hard to break it down with digestive enzymes and bile in order to emulsify and micronize it (mix it with water and reduce it into smaller, easier-to-absorb molecules). Once emulsified, these molecules travel down into your intestine, where they are absorbed through the intestinal wall.
Unlike regular fish oil liquids and capsules, Easy Omega-3 + Vitamin D3 is an emulsified fish oil supplement so your body doesn’t need to work so hard. Emulsifying fish oil enhances the digestion and the absorption of the omega-3 fatty acids into the bloodstream for optimal health benefit.