How to Maintain Your Omega-3 Level
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential ingredients for good health. The fatty acids EPA and DHA ensure optimum functioning of your heart, brain and sight and keep your blood pressure at the right level. But where do you get your required dose of these fatty acids? Is your daily food intake sufficient or do you need more?
The recommended dose of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is 2.4 grams a day. You can find this ALA in flaxseed oil, rapeseed oil, nuts and microalgae. For eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the minimum recommended dose is 500 mg a day. For DHA the minimum dose is even 250 mg a day. Your body does not produce these acids and therefore has to get it from your food.
4 tips for healthy fatty fish
A good source of EPA and DHA is fatty fish, such as mackerel, salmon, tuna, sardines and herring. But be careful, because due to the pollution of the environment, these fish are now often contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, dioxins, mercury or lead. Be sure to keep these 4 tips in mind:
- Always remove the fish’ skin, because the toxic substances are absorbed primarily through the skin and the gills.
- Eat smaller fish, rather than large ones, because they contain fewer toxic substances. Avoid king mackerel, shark and swordfish.
- Alternate with anchovies, sardines and herring.
- Pregnant? Best not to eat fish, but to opt for a controlled fish oil supplement.
Easier to absorb in softgel
Even if you have good eating habits, it is still not easy to get the correct dose of EPA and DHA every day. It is therefore best to take EPA and DHA in (R) triglyceride form. Thanks to this form, your body will absorb the fatty acids much faster (70%).
The company Nutrogenics specializes in supplements, such as EPA and DHA in (R) triglyceride form, and introduced the softgelUnoCardio 1000 with 1200 mg omega-3 (R) triglyceride per softgel to the market. With 1 softgel a day, you very quickly increase your omega-3 content to the healthy value your body needs. With these softgels, you can be sure that you are getting enough of these fatty acids, so that your brain, heart, sight and blood pressure will remain at the optimum level.