Omega 3 Supplements FAQS
Omega 3 fatty acids, also known as Omega 3 oils, are polyunsaturated fatty acids that have been proven to support a number of healthy functions in your body. Most significantly, Omega 3 oils can support healthy heart function and the level of blood fats, or triglycerides, in your blood.
Omega 3 supplements are some of the most popular nutritional supplements available today. Their main benefit is supporting a range of functions related to heart health, such as cholesterol levels, as well as reducing risk of heart disease and circulation issues later in life. Because they’re oils, they’re generally served in softgel capsules designed to be swallowed with water, but some powder versions are also available.
Omega 3 supplements support a number of functions in the body, so they’re very healthy. The most popular source of Omega 3 is from fish oils, meaning some vegetarians and vegans struggle to get enough in their regular diet. Fortunately, there are also vegan and vegetarian Omega 3 supplement options.
Most Omega 3 supplements are intended to complement the nutrition you get from your regular meals, so we generally advise taking them with meals so they’re absorbed with other nutrients. Otherwise, you can take your Omega 3 supplements at whatever time you would normally take any other nutritional supplements you take, such as first thing in the morning or just before bed.
Most Omega 3 supplements are usually provided in measured softgel capsule doses or a similar preparation, meaning generally you should take one or two softgel capsules a day. Check the individual label of your Omega 3 supplements for more precise dosage instructions.
There are 11 different types of Omega 3 fatty acids, but of those 11, only 3 are vitally important: ALA, EPA and DHA. Of these 3, ALA is the only one that can be readily found in plants, and is converted into EPA and DHA by your body (which is very inefficient). The other two, EPA and DHA, are generally found in seafood and fish, and are vitally important – this is why vegans and vegetarians are often advised to supplement their diet with an appropriate Omega 3 supplement.
Omega 3 is most commonly sourced from fish, hence why it’s often called Omega 3 fish oil. Fortunately, in recent years nutritional science has come a long way, and you can now find a range of plant-based Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils from plant-based sources such as seed and vegetable oils.
Omega 3 can be at risk of oxidation over time, which can affect the quality of the nutrients. To combat this, many Omega 3 supplements are combined with Vitamin E, which has antioxidant properties and can help to stave off oxidation. As a general rule, Omega 3 supplements are good for a year after production so long as they’re stored in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. Check the label of your supplements for more specific Best Before information.
The best omega 3 supplements
Super Strength Omega 3
As the name suggests, these Super Strength Omega 3 softgels are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, providing an impressive 330mg of EPA and 220mg of DHA in a single softgel capsule. It’s no wonder they’re one of the best sellers in our store. By taking 3 tablets daily (one after each meal), you can ensure you’re getting consistent, high quality Omega 3 nutrition with minimal hassle.
Omega 3 Fish Oils
These Omega 3 Fish Oil softgels provide an incredible 1000mg of high quality Omega 3 fish oil in a single softgel capsule serving, making them a popular choice for our customers. They’re great quality, and available at an incredible price, so if you’re looking for a simple, straightforward supplement to add Omega 3 fish oils into your daily dietary intake, look no further.
You’ve probably heard of Beef Jerky, but how about Fish Jerky? It uses gently freeze-dried, responsibly sourced cod to create a nutrient rich snack that’s high in Omega 3 fatty acids as well as protein, with an incredible 40g of protein per 50g serving. It’s ideal for anyone looking for a pure protein source with added nutritional benefits – and zero carbs or sugars.