Why Essentials Omega-3 + Q10?
Fish oil is a rich natural source of omega-3 essential fatty acids which play an important role in supporting cardiovascular, brain and visual health. Coenzyme Q10 is the key element in our body for proper functioning of mitochondria (the powerhouse of every cell).
By taking 1 capsule you are getting a unique combination of omega-3s and coenzyme Q10 and covering all your daily needs for omega-3s.
The soft-gel capsules contain pure fish oil in triglyceride form – yet no fishy aftertaste!
Protects & supports cardiovascular health
Contributes to healthy brain function & development
Supports normal vision
Helps bridge the nutritional gap when you don't get enough omega-3s and coenzyme Q10 from your diet
Almost 80 % of people don’t get enough omega-3!
Did you know that less than 20 % of people in the whole world consume an adequate amount of omega-3 fatty acids – 250 mg per day?
Europeans especially suffer from very low omega-3 blood levels which contribute to a higher risk for heart disease, vision problems and brain disease.
Why are omega-3 fatty acids important?
Human bodies can produce some fatty acids on their own, but because we lack specific enzymes to synthesise omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both are considered essential nutrients.
This is why we need to get them by eating foods high in fatty acids.
Omega-6 fatty acids are found in:
- vegetable oil,
- meat, and
And omega-3 fatty acids are found in:
- green leafy vegetables (source of ALA),
- flax and chia seeds (source of ALA), and
- oily fish, krill oil or algae oil (source of EPA and DHA).
EPA and DHA are the most important omega-3 fatty acids in our diet. We can synthesise a small amount of them from ALA (which we get from vegetables, seeds and some oils), but our bodies can’t produce enough.
The recommended ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 is 2:1, but the ratio in which we’re consuming them in developed countries is 20:1.
How much omega-3 per day should we eat?
The minimum daily intake of EPA and DHA should be 250 mg to get benefits.
To provide that amount to the body, you should eat:
200 g of canned tuna every day,
200 g of smoked salmon twice a week,
or 1 g of fish oil daily.
Such high daily intake is extremely hard to achieve through a regular diet.
This is why taking an omega-3 supplement is a much simpler, easier way to ensure you get a sufficient daily dose of these extremely important fatty acids.
Why are omega-3s good for you?
Omega-3 fatty acids have many benefits because they can be found in every single cell of the body and therefore play a role in your overall health and well-being.
They support the normal function of the heart.
DHA especially contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function in adults and brain development in pregnancy and early childhood.
The highest concentration of DHA is found in the retina of the eye, so its regular intake supports good vision, while regular omega-3 intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding contributes to normal visual development in babies.
Coenzyme Q10 levels decrease with age
While coenzyme Q10 is naturally produced in the body and consumed through food, its levels start rapidly decreasing after the age of 20.
Coenzyme Q10 can be found in every cell membrane of the body, as it is the key element in the proper functioning of mitochondria to produce cellular energy. The highest concentrations of Q10 can be found in vital organs of high activity, such as the heart.
The main sources of Q10 are meat, fish, dairy and eggs.
You can consume 50 mg of Q10 by eating:
1.1 kg of beef liver
4 kg of chicken breast
8.5 kg of salmon
As you can imagine, it’s very hard to consume 50 mg of Coenzyme Q10 through food on a daily basis.
To help you in this endeavour, we added it to our Sensilab Essentials Super Omega-3 + Q10 capsules.
Who needs Sensilab Essentials Super Omega-3 + Q10?
Everyone, regardless of age and gender, can benefit from taking Super Omega-3 + Q10.
This is especially true for Europeans and people who don’t consume high amounts of fatty fish and fish oil every day. These people are at a higher risk of coronary heart disease and improper brain development and function.
To ensure a long, healthy life, without vision problems, decreased brain function and cardiovascular issues, people over the age of 60 should also increase their regular omega-3 intake.