What’s so Essential about Essential Fatty Acids?
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids (EFA), made up of a key family of polyunsaturated fats. The main categories of omega-3s include: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), with the most essential for our health being EPA and DHA.
EPA and DHA help strengthen our cell membranes, the building blocks of our bodies, and specifically improve our brain, heart, and joint health. Leading to better mood and memory, strong blood vessels for a healthier heart, and reduced stiffness in joints (your welcome, knees.)
Unfortunately, our bodies can’t make omega-3's from scratch, and the only way for us to consume a sufficient amount is through certain types of foods or supplementation. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about consuming pounds of fish every day when you can simply implement Strong Omega into your routine.
Why should you supplement with Fish Oil?
Most modern-day diets lack omega-3 fatty acids, and diets that do include omega-3s tend to be low in EPA and DHA. Taking a high-quality fish oil supplement like our Strong Omega helps us maintain sufficient levels of these essential fatty acids. Plus, it’s much easier to implement into your routine than cooking pounds of fish daily. Also, your co-workers or work-from-home crew will be thankful you aren’t constantly heating up fish in the community microwave.
Now that you are aware of why consuming fish oils daily is important, we must emphasize the importance of taking a high-quality fish oil supplement. If you are taking a low-grade fish oil, you could be consuming an incorrect amount of omegas compared to what’s stated on the label or, worse, a rancid supplement. Also, ensuring your fish oil supplement is IFOS certified is very important for your overall well-being, which we’ll dive into below.