Guide to Nutritional Oils

Guide to Nutritional Oils

Nutritional oils are a class of lipids (fats) that belong to a larger family that includes dietary fats and oils, sterols, triglycerides, and aromatic oils. Nutritional oils are derived from a variety of natural sources, including marine oils, animal fats, shellfish, microalgae, seaweed, plant seed oils and more. They’re arguably the best known sources of the essential fatty acids that are critical for human health. Essential fatty acids provide a wide range of health benefits for humans.* They support cardiovascular health, cognitive function, skin health, and much more.*

Other topics covered in this nutritional oil guide include:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Omega-6 Fatty Acids
  • Omega-7 Fatty Acids - Palmitoleic Acid
  • Omega-9 Fatty Acids
  • NOW's Diverse Selection of Nutritional Oils

As natural sources of Omega -3, -6, and -9 fatty acids, many NOW® nutritional oils support a broad range of health benefits, including healthy cardiovascular function, cognitive and neurological function, proper growth and development, and much more.*


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Guide to Nutritional Oils