Omega-3 fatty acids are essential cornerstones of human nutrition. We need them for proper health, but cannot produce them on our own. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to benefit cardiovascular health, support healthy brain function and cognition, and help maintain a healthy inflammatory response. Achieving the proper balance of omega-3s has become an important health strategy, requiring supplementation for most people. The American Heart Association recommends that those concerned about blood lipids take up to 4 g of omega-3 fatty acids per day.
Orthomega® Liquid is a high-concentration fish oil, providing 1.3 g of EPA and 850 mg of DHA per serving. It is sourced from waters off the Chilean coast, the world's least industrialized coastline. These cold, fresh waters provide the cleanest, most sustainable source of fish in the world. Orthomega® Liquid includes EPA and DHA in natural, bioidentical triglyceride forms for enhanced absorption and better assimilation into the body. With over 10,000 published studies in the last three decades, EPA and DHA from fish oil are among the most researched natural ingredients available and have a long history of safety and efficacy.
1 teaspoon (5 ml) per day or as recommended by your health care professional
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
In nature, omega-3s occur as alpha linolenic acid (ALA), found mostly in plants, and as long-chain EPA and DHA, which primarily originate from cold-water fish. The body is able to slowly convert the shorter chain ALA to the more active long-chain EPA and DHA. However, many people lack the enzymes delta-5 and delta- 6 desaturase needed to make the conversion, making a higher dietary intake of EPA and DHA necessary. In addition, major changes in the modern diet over the last century have led to a decrease in the general consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, and a dramatic increase in the dietary ratio of omega-6: omega-3 fatty acids.