How much Omega-3 is enough?
What is the recommended daily dose of Omega-3? How much Omega-3 is enough?
Your body depends on you to take care of it. You must exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, hydrate and eat nutritious foods to nourish your body.
One of the most beneficial nutrients for health and wellbeing is Omega-3. It is widely known that Omega-3 consumption can impact overall health.
Omega-3 Essential Everyday
Omega-3 fatty acids are the building blocks of every living cell in the human body. They are absolutely necessary for normal health and development. Without them, cells can’t function, renew, or maintain themselves properly. Omega 3s support brain, eye, and heart health throughout life. Omega-3 also plays an important role in thinning the blood and reducing inflammation throughout the body in the blood vessels, the joints and elsewhere. The really important fatty acids are the “essential fatty acids”, considered essential since the body cannot make them, and therefore they must be obtained daily through diet or supplementation. Oily fish provides the most beneficial and active fatty acids, commonly referred to as EPA and DHA. Because your body cannot make omega-3, it must come from the foods you eat every day. According to an IPSOS/MRBI survey, 89% of Irish people are not consuming sufficient oily fish in their diet; so, there is often a need to supplement with a good quality omega-3 product.
The European Food Safety Authority
Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have numerous health benefits approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). These include for the brain, heart, vision, pregnancy, growth and development.
Recommended Daily Dosage of Omega-3
How Much Omega-3 Do I Need?
Studies show that you need 250mg EPA and DHA daily to support heart health, and 250mg DHA daily for brain function and vision. Eating oily fish twice a week provides a healthy dose of omega-3 EPA/DHA. This fish includes salmon, mackerel, anchovies, tuna and sardines.
Not a fish fan, you can choose a high-quality fish oil supplement such as Eskimo-3. Check your preferred supplement to see that you are getting adequate DHA, as often supplements can fall short.
Eskimo-3 Extra capsules contain:
- 800mg Omega-3 per capsule.
- 800iu Vitamin D3 per capsule.
- Suitable for adults at risk of Vitamin D deficiency.
- Ideal support for sports. enthusiasts and athletes.
- One-a-day capsule.