Fish Oils / Omega-3's
Essential Fatty Acids, Omega-3's and Fish Oils
There has been a lot of research, and therefore a lot of buzz about Omega-3 fatty acids in recent years. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are useful for many functions in the body. The principal omega-3 fatty acids include alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) found in flaxseed oils, as well as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which are found in seafood, including fatty fish and shellfish. If you're a vegetarian, no need to worry, the body can turn ALA into DHA and EPA.
Omega-3 fatty acids may be important for a number of bodily functions, including muscle activity, blood clotting, digestion, fertility, and cell division and growth. DHA is important for brain development and function. ALA is an "essential" fatty acid, meaning that people must obtain it from food or supplements because the human body cannot manufacture it.
Whole Health offers a great selection of Omega-3, 6, 9 and fish oil supplements, including the best quality EPA and DHA from fish oil, and krill oil. We also feature a variety of vegetarian options such as flaxseed oil, chia seeds, and DHA from algae (algal oil).