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Omega-3s Promote Heart and Brain Health
“If I were to recommend one essential nutritional supplement that absolutely everybody should take, it would be omega-3s,” says Kali Reid, a registered nurse and the Director of Clinical Services at Restore Health.
Most commonly found in fish, omega-3 fatty acids include alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
“Omega-3s are considered essential nutrients because the body cannot produce them itself,” Ms. Reid continues, “They must come either from the food that we eat or from a carefully chosen nutritional supplement.”
Essential for the heart
The bad news is that cardiac disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S., reaching epidemic proportions in the last 100 years. However, scientific evidence suggests that DHA and EPA, the most important omega-3s, can lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with known cardiac disease, slow hardening of the arteries, and may even lower blood pressure.
Essential for the brain
Nutritional experts also believe that omega-3s can promote brain health and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3 deficiency may also be linked to depression.
Indeed, basic biology suggests the importance of the link between omega-3 fatty acids and brain health. After all, the human brain is made up of almost 60% fat, and half of that is DHA.
Essential for childhood development
Just as omega-3s are essential for maintaining a healthy brain as we age, they also promote healthy pregnancies, possibly reducing chances of toxemia, and supporting the healthy development of the baby by providing a fundamental building block of neurological, cardiac and repertory development. During pregnancy, a woman may deplete her body’s store of these vital nutrients. Supplementation, as well as a diet rich in omega-3s, is recommended.
Sources of omega-3s
Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish, fish oil, and certain plant and nut oils. Many fish species are rich sources of both DHA and EPA, while some nuts (walnuts) and vegetable oils (canola, soybean, flaxseed/linseed, olive) contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body can convert to DHA, albeit inefficiently.
The fact of the matter, however, is that it is difficult to acquire sufficient omega-3s, particularly DHA and EPA, within the scope of a typical American diet, meaning that a high-quality omega-3 supplement is critical to nutritional health.
Consider the source
Since all omega-3 supplements are based on fish oil, an important consideration is contamination. Some species of fish carry a high risk of contamination from environmental toxins like mercury, and selecting the right quality and species of fish is an important factor in product purity.
It is important to purchase a high-quality omega-3 product from a reputable source—preferably one that has been recommended to you by your doctor or pharmacist.
Restore Omega-3 DHA
Containing 1000mg of fish oil triglycerides, Restore Omega-3 DHA supplements have been carefully selected to ensure the highest quality omega-3s, sustainably sourced and guaranteed free of contaminants.
All Restore supplements are manufactured to the highest quality of standards and practices that define pharmaceutical grade. Unlike generic supplements commonly found over-the-counter in retail stores, pharmaceutical grade supplements must meet FDA and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards.