Essential Fatty Acids are nutritional cornerstones of human health. Two major families of fats are comprised under this designation, omegas 3 and 6. They are deemed 'essential' because we need them for proper health—much like certain vitamins and minerals—but cannot produce them on our own. We must therefore consume these fats through diet or supplementation.
Most people associate omega-3s with cardiovascular health, but their benefits go far beyond the heart. The two main omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) support healthy inflammatory levels, which are behind the relief of many chronic conditions but that are too often inhibited by poor nutrition.* Extensive research has documented the health benefits of EPA and DHA which include not only a healthy heart, but brain and cognitive function, joint mobility, eye health, pregnancy and lactation, healthy skin and hair, and a normally functioning immune response.*
Despite the great health benefits of omegas, individuals around the world suffer from omega–3 deficiency, a little–known problem to most people, but one that is counted as the 8th leading cause of preventable death in the US, among dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors.1 Omega–3 deficiency stems in large part from the growing unavailability of foods rich these nutrients—principally fish—and because of the increasing popularity of the Western diet worldwide. While most diets prior to the 20th century contained a relative balance of omega–3 and omega–6 rich foods, the typical Western diet today contains far more of the pro–inflammatory omega–6s. In fact, Americans have the lowest intake of omega-3 essential fatty acids of any developed country—the typical American diet contains 14–25 times more omega–6s than omega–3s! Through science and education, Nordic Naturals is committed to delivering both increased awareness and quality omega nutrition in order to address this global health concern.
Daily Intake Recommendations:
|500 mg EPA +DHA||to avoid deficiency|
|1 g EPA + DHA||for proactive support|
|2-4 g EPA + DHA||for high-intensity support|
Make sure to read the supplement facts to know how much EPA+DHA you are getting. A 1000 mg fish oil soft gel refers only to the size of the soft gel, not the levels of EPA+DHA. Add the EPA and DHA on the bottle to determine the correct amount.
#1 CHOICE - PROOMEGA
Our most popular concentrate, ProOmega offers therapeutic support for both body and mind. Without solicitation, doctors and researchers worldwide consistently choose and recommend this powerful formula. Concentrated ProOmega delivers more omega-3s per serving than most other omega-3 products and has been shown by original research to support healthy glucose levels, healthy lipid levels in professional athletes, bronchial health, and the body's ability to respond to stress in a healthy way*... (more info)
#2 Choice - ARCTIC OMEGA
A formula with all of its constituents present in a wholesome, natural balance, Nordic Naturals Arctic Omega soft gels are an easy way to get omega-3 EFAs every day. It is a great way to maintain healthy levels of EPA and DHA—the most important omega-3 fats. This pure, non-concentrated fish oil is the perfect nutritional complement to any healthy lifestyle... (more info)
#3 CHOICE - ARCTIC COD LIVER OIL
The fish oil that started it all, Arctic Cod Liver Oil (CLO) has always been derived from 100% wild Arctic cod—no other fish oils or synthetic additives are ever used. On average, Nordic Naturals CLO delivers over 125 mg more DHA per serving than other CLO products. The hallmark of achievement for Nordic Naturals is the uniqueness of the Arctic Cod Liver Oil, which is vertically integrated from boat to bottle. By managing every step of the supply chain, we ensure the exceptional quality, safety, and sustainability of our products... (more info)