Cardiovascular illnesses are the main cause of early death in the EU as well as the rest of the developed world. Omega 3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA, play important roles in healthy heart function.
The World Health Organization recommends
The World Health Organization recommends we have at least 500 mg of omega 3 fatty acids per day. If we wanted to meet this requirement, we’d have to include quality fatty fish in our menu at least two to three times a week. This isn’t always possible.
Super Omega 3 + Q10 capsules combine 1000 mg of high-quality fish oil with at least 560 omega 3 fatty acids. An individual Omega 3 capsule contains 280 mg EPA and 190 mg DHA.
Top combination - with added Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like substance that our body produces on its own. It’s present in every cell in our body but more so in the cells of the heart and the liver. As we age, the production of coenzyme Q10 begins to go down. After the age of 50, our tissues contain up to 60% less Q10 than when we’re 20 years old.
Q10 intake through diet is relatively small - 3-5 mg per day. It is found in meat, legumes, peanuts and other nuts. Cooking or frying food decreases the amount of Q10 so it makes sense to take it in the form of a quality dietary supplement. Super Omega 3 + Q10 capsules contain 50 mg of naturally sourced coenzyme Q10.
The fish oil in our Omega 3 capsules is sourced from small fish (anchovies and sardines) that are free of heavy metals. The fish are wild (not farmed), caught in the waters of Peru and Chile.
What are EPA and DHA?
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential. This means your body cannot make them on its own. Among them are alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) that can be found in seeds and vegetable oils, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); these two fatty acids that can only be found in animal sources (salmon, tuna, cod, sardines).
While most of us get enough ALA, easily, our diets tend to be poor with EPA and DHA.
Our bodies have enzymes that can turn large intakes of ALA into EPA and DHA, but the transformation rate is less than 5%. This is why omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA must be part of our everyday diets.