Essential Winter Nutrients for Wellness – Omega-3 and Vitamin D3!
We make plans to get our health back on track, be it by losing weight, sleeping more, improving your diet and exercising regularly. While these resolutions are important, taking omega-3 and vitamin D daily is one of the best ways to fight off the winter blues and keep colds and flu at bay. Omega-3 and vitamin D are probably the most talked about nutrients in nutrition, and for good reason. Both omega-3 and vitamin D offer a wide array of benefits to the body and deficiency is widespread. With this in mind, Eskimo-3 are delighted to have Eskimo-3 Extra, a high quality food supplement combining omega-3 fish oil with natural vitamin D3, two of the most beneficial winter nutrients in one capsule.
Omega-3 – Essential for good health
The most beneficial Omega-3 fats EPA and DHA are primarily found in fresh, oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, anchovies and sardines. Your body can’t naturally produce Omega-3, so you must get these fatty acids from your diet. Surprisingly, a massive 89% of Irish people are not consuming sufficient oily fish in their diet, so often there is a need to take a good quality omega-3 fish oil.
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 supports brain, eye, and heart health throughout life. Omega-3s also play an important role in thinning the blood and reducing inflammation throughout the body – in the blood vessels, the joints, skin and elsewhere.
Omega-3s have been found to improve numerous heart disease risk factors. There is more scientific evidence behind the cardiovascular benefits of fish oil than any other nutritional supplement on the market today. Benefits include a reduction in blood pressure, lower cholesterol and triglycerides and improved blood circulation.
Recent research demonstrates that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D can play a role in reducing depression. Studies have found that people who consumed fish frequently exhibited fewer depressive symptoms than those who didn’t consume fish.
Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin
Vitamin D is fast becoming known as a “super-nutrient” and is perhaps the single most underrated nutrient in the world of nutrition. No longer just an important nutrient for healthy bones, some studies have shown an association between low levels of vitamin D and certain cancers, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin D is crucial when it comes to activating your immune system. It helps to keep the “guards” of your immune system alert, therefore allowing you to quickly and effectively fight off invaders before they can develop into a full-blown infection. Vitamin D is also important for bone, teeth and muscle health. Keeping your bones healthy depends on your vitamin D levels as it is required for normal absorption and utilization of both calcium and phosphorus, minerals vital to strong bones.
Vitamin D also regulates the conversion of tryptophan into serotonin –your feel good hormone. Low levels are thought to be responsible for S.A.D (seasonal affective disorder), commonly referred to as “The Winter Blues”, and therefore supplementing with vitamin D during the winter months can help ease symptoms and improve mood.
The need for supplemental Vitamin D has never been greater. The human body is able to produce vitamin D3, but only after sufficient exposure to the UVB rays in sunlight, therefore deficiency is often an issue for people during the winter months, when sunlight is in short supply.
Taking a daily fish oil supplement, naturally rich in omega-3 with added vitamin D3 can support your heart, brain, joints, immune system, bones, mood and skin and is a simple way to safeguard your health.
Eskimo-3: Its whats on the inside that counts!
On the market for more than two decades and with over 120 scientific studies, the Eskimo range represents probably the finest quality fish oil on the market, providing Omega-3 rich oil of legendary purity, freshness and stability. The oil is always from sustainable sources, and there is full traceability and quality control throughout the production process, from fishing boat to finished oil. This trace-ability (and accountability) has resulted in the Eskimo® range being awarded a ‘Friend Of The Sea’ certificate. Further information is available at eskimo3.ie.
Eskimo-3 is available in health stores and pharmacies nationwide, and at eskimo3.ie!