For those individuals who do not eat an oily fish diet, Carlson offers Omega-3's in easy-to-swallow soft gelatin capsules. Carlson soft gels contain 1000 mg (1 gram) of a special concentrate of fish body oils from deep, cold water fish which are especially rich in the important Omega-3's EPA and DHA.
What is Omega-3?
Omega-3 is the name of a type of fat that is found in oil-rich fish and some plant oils and is also known as 'n-3.' They are from the family of 'good' fats - PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) that are not only beneficial for health, but are essential in the diet. The most effective omega-3’s are EPA (EicosaPentaenoic Acid) and DHA (DocosaHexaenoic Acid).
Are all Omega-3's "Essential"?
Scientists define "essential" fatty acids as those that cannot be produced in the body in any amount. EPA and DHA are required by our bodies. They are not classified as essential fatty acids because ALA can be converted to small amounts of EPA and then to DHA when sufficient converting enzymes are present. However, this conversion is slow and limited. Therefore, obtaining EPA and DHA directly from the diet is important.
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