Omega-3 EPA & DHA are nutrients that play an essential role in your overall health. They are vital to good heart, joint and brain health – and on-going research continues to add more benefits to the list.
What foods contain EPA and DHA?
As far as natural food sources go, EPA and DHA are found in seafood and cold-water fish such as mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, and salmon, as well as in cod liver.
Are we getting enough?
The American Heart Association recommends the equivalent of two servings of fish per week. But let’s be honest – not many of us actually have two fish meals over a seven-day period.
Yet, getting a sufficient amount in your diet is so important. A staggering 91% of Americans are deficient in Omega-3. In fact, Harvard University in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control found Omega-3 deficiency to be the 8th leading cause of death in the United States.
Time to start taking Omega-3 supplements
Although you can get some Omega-3 and essential nutrients from your food, I also recommend taking Omega-3 in supplement form. The most known Omega-3 supplement is fish oil but, in recent years, krill oil has been gaining in popularity because of its unique benefits. Consumer research has shown that one of the main reasons why people stop taking fish oil is because of burps and fishy aftertaste. With krill oil, you never have to experience these unpleasant side effects again.
That is because the Omega-3 in fish oils are attached to phospholipids, and are absorbed 2.5 times more than the triglyceride form of Omega-3 found in fish oil. As a result, the Omega-3 in krill do not pool at the top of the stomach, so there is no unpleasant reflux.
Choosing OCEANO3 as your daily Omega-3 supplement has many advantages.
You only need to take 1 or 2 small softgels per day, depending on your daily diet and your particular health goals. A little goes a long way.
Remember to consult your health care provider before supplementing with higher dosages than are usually recommended.