Omega-3s are often referred to as essential fatty acids, because they’re key to keeping your body and brain healthy and functioning properly.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the specific types of omega-3 that can be found in MINAMI® fish and algae oil supplements and are the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids associated with many health benefits.
Omega-3 supplements can easily be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle and can deliver a whole range of benefits for your body and your mind, including:
Supporting Heart Function
Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to play a role in maintaining a healthy heart. Omega-3 can help to control blood pressure and blood triglyceride levels, which are important for maintaining cardiovascular health.
Helping to Maintain Eye Health and Vision
Our bodies cannot make adequate levels of omega-3 on their own; if your levels of omega-3 are too low, your eye health and even your overall vision can be affected.
DHA is a major structural component of the retina, and it’s essential for maintaining eyesight, so taking omega-3 supplements can help to support your vision.
Support for Mother and Baby
Omega-3’s eye health support can begin in the womb. It’s recommended that expectant mothers take omega-3 supplements to support their own health and that of their baby during pregnancy and that they continue to take a DHA supplement if they are breastfeeding.
DHA plays an important role in foetal brain and eye development, and in supporting these functions in the first few months of a baby’s life. Breastfed babies can receive the benefits of this omega-3 fatty acid direct from their mothers.