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With plenty of research to support its health benefits, omega-3 is one of the most well-regarded and oft-recommended nutrients available today. In fact, omega-3, an absolutely essential for our health and well-being, is now getting the attention it deserves from researchers and health experts.
Omega-3 is the common term given mainly to three specific essential fatty acids (EFAs) - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). EPA and DHA are found in animal sources such as fish and krill while ALA is found in plant sources such as flax, pumpkin, and black currant.
Studies have shown that omega-3 essential fatty acids play an important role in heart and cardiovascular health as well as cognitive function. The essential fatty acids EPA and DHA are absolutely essential for a child’s overall development, especially the eyes and brain.
It’s important to note that the American diet is generally deficient in omega-3 due to our low consumption of fish. Without at least one serving of fish a week you most likely don’t get enough. But you’ve come to the right place!
Now that everyone seems to know how important omega-3 EFAs are, there are a lot of products from which to choose. Many claim to be the best or the purest. Dive a little deeper and you’ll uncover some key points that can help you identify the best fish oil and krill oil products.
As mentioned earlier, in addition to fish oil, omega-3 can also be found in a tiny marine crustacean called krill. Study results show that omega-3 krill oil may be better absorbed by our bodies than omega-3 fish oil due to the fact that the essential fatty acids in krill oil are bound by phospholipids whereas EFAs in fish oil are not. Phospholipid-bound EFAs are more readily absorbed, which may enhance their bioavailability. NOW® utilizes Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®), the premier krill oil in the marketplace.
At NOW we take the quality and purity of our nutritional oils very seriously. Our state-of-the-art in-house laboratories are well-equipped to perform nutritional oil analyses, and we test every lot we receive for identity, purity, potency and composition.
Our fish oils are molecularly distilled, and many of our formulations are also enteric coated and free of cholesterol. The majority of our plant oils are extracted using a mechanical expeller pressing method that doesn’t utilize harsh chemicals or solvents, preserving the vital nutritional components.
No matter how you choose to supplement with omega-3, NOW has a formula for you that’s made with our unwavering commitment to superior quality.
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