Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of fat or more specifically, a type of good fat. Good fats are an essential part of a healthy diet and vital to many functions within your body. There are three main omega-3 fatty acids: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
DHA and EPA have essential parts to play at every stage of life in supporting your optimal health and well-being, especially your brain, heart and eye health. DHA and EPA are important structural components of cell membranes throughout your body and together they have a vital role in cell membrane function. DHA makes up around 97% of all omega-3s in your brain and accumulates in the parts of the brain associated with learning and memory. DHA accounts for around 93% of the omega-3s found in your eyes.
Your body can produce DHA and EPA from omega-3 ALA (found in some nuts, seeds and plants oils), but this occurs in only very limited amounts. The best dietary source of DHA and EPA is fish, especially cold-water oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, trout, herring and sardines.
In an ideal world, you would get all the omega-3s you need to keep healthy by eating oily fish weekly. In reality, this can be quite challenging and even more so when it comes to children. Supplementation is advisable to bridge the potential nutritional gap and promote optimal health.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin essential throughout life. Sunshine is where most of your Vitamin D comes from which is why Vitamin D is often called the “Sunshine Vitamin”. Your diet generally only provides a small amount of Vitamin D because very few foods naturally contain this vitamin.
Insufficient daily sun exposure to make adequate levels of Vitamin D in your skin, coupled with diets that are generally low in Vitamin D, makes Vitamin D deficiency very common. Supplementation is advisable to avoid deficiency and ensure optimal health benefits.
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