Omega-3s are a group of compounds made up of three polyunsaturated fatty acids.
The first is ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid). It is an essential fatty acid, but our body cannot synthesize it on its own.
The source is vegetable products: walnuts, flax seeds, soybeans, pumpkin seeds. ALA is important for our body, but the biologically active forms of this fatty acid are EPA and DHA.
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) are Omega-3 fatty acids that are most beneficial to our body.
The source of these acids is marine fish.
EPA is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, the immune system, and the regulation of inflammation.
DHA affects the proper functioning of the central nervous system, brain and organs of vision. ALA is essential for the body, but EPA and DHA are much more important! This is due to the fact that ALA is very weakly converted to EPA and DHA.
It is estimated that the conversion of ALA to EPA is only 6%, and to DHA only 3.8%.
Therefore, the use of EPA and DHA is the best way to ensure that our body receives the necessary fatty acids in the right amount.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, obtained from fish oil, are the most powerful immunomodulators of all fatty acids.
A sufficient amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in the body allows you to achieve the following results:
- improves the functioning of the brain, cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract;
- the emotional and psychological state of a person is normalized, after which chronic fatigue, irritation, depression disappear;
- disappear pain and inflammation in arthrosis and rheumatism;
- improves sexual function in men;
- lowers cholesterol levels;
- improves the functioning of the nervous system;
- the reproductive system is stimulated;
- the immune system is strengthened and the hormonal background is leveled;
- increases the body’s ability to regenerate, rapid healing of wounds and damage to internal organs;
- the body is rejuvenated in a natural way, the tone and elasticity of the skin increases, nails and hair follicles are strengthened;
- significantly reduces the risk of developing cancer.
The recommended daily intake of omega-3s by doctors is one gram per day.
It is this amount that is necessary for the normal functioning of body cells.
If we translate this norm into food products, then it can be:
- 1 st. a spoonful of rapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed,
- 5-10 pieces of unroasted nuts,
- 70 grams of salmon,
- 90 grams canned sardines
- 120 grams of tuna.
If you can’t get your daily dose of Omega-3 from your usual diet, it is recommended that you supplement the deficiency with Omega-3 supplements from trusted brands and manufacturers.
We trust the Icelandic fish oil manufacturer Lysi.
All Lysi products are made from wild marine fish, so by taking them, it is easy to replenish the recommended daily allowance of Omega-3.
Lysi has been in the fish oil business since 1938.
Lysi accounts for 11% of the world’s production of various types of fish oils, and in the category of cod liver oils, the company is the largest on the planet.
And most importantly, you can choose any convenient form of taking Omega-3 fatty acids.
In capsules — «Omega-3 Form» with vitamin E or «Omega-3» with vitamin D, as well as «Children’s Omega-3».
And for those who do not like to take capsules, Omega-3 in the form of oil is ideal. It is easy to add to salads or make bruschettas with it, as Lysi oil smells good and does not have a specific aftertaste.
We just have to choose the right flavor:
Wild sea fish oil with lemon flavor
Cod liver oil with lemon and mint flavor