It’s no secret that regularly taking a high quality Omega-3 supplement is one of the best things you can do to positively impact your health. Studies suggest regular consumption of Omega-3s may help lower the risk of heart disease, protect against depression, dementia, cancer, and arthritis—not to mention leave you with glowing skin and hair.
But did you know that there are multiple types of Omega-3’s? It’s true, and different sources confer different benefits:
- DHA and EPA, which are found in fish, have been the focus of most studies and seem to confer the greatest health benefits.
- Another form, known as ALA, is found in vegetable sources such as flaxseed, vegetable oils, walnuts and dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, chard etc).
- Fish -derived Omega-3’s (EPA & DHA) are thought by some to be more efficiently absorbed because there is no conversion necessary, whereas ALA is converted into EPA and DHA.
What are your questions about Omega-3 supplements or foods?