Omega 3s are essential fatty acids that have a wide array of well-recognised health benefits, particularly for the heart and brain. There are 11 types of Omega 3’s with the most important being DHA and EPA. Our Brain + Heart Health vitamins have particularly high levels of both DHA and EPA, included due to their effect on cardiovascular and cognitive wellbeing.
Omega 3s are frequently used in the treatment and prevention of depression with research indicating the core role played by EPA in mood regulation. Omega 3s have also been linked to a reduced likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive impairments. Pregnant women are encouraged to take Omega 3 supplements during pregnancy due to the benefits this has on the development of infants’ brains.
Macular degeneration is often associated with a DHA deficiency due to the key role DHA plays in the retinal structure. From a hearth health point of view, Omega 3s are well known to catalyse a reduction in triglycerides and blood pressure while positively contributing towards HDL (good) cholesterol levels.