The advantages of Omega 3
Omega-3 fatty acids are simply part of a balanced diet, as they play an important role in many areas of the body. Unfortunately, our body cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids itself, which is why a regular intake in the form of food or capsules is important. Because to get the perfect dose of omega 3 from food, we would have to eat at least three kilograms of fish a day.
- Heart Health: Omega 3 does its part in a healthy heart and supports normal heart function.
- In the area of vision, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) plays a role because it is a component of the photoreceptor cells and the retina. By consuming 250 milligrams of DHA per day, you help maintain normal visual function.
- Immune system: Omega 3 provides an important building block for our immune system, called resolvins. These are substances in the body that are responsible for fighting inflammation.
- Brain functions: Omega 3 is important for normal brain function at all stages of life, especially assisting with metabolism. A daily intake of 250 milligrams of DHA helps maintain normal brain function. Omega 3 is therefore also considered a brain food. Memory and concentration as well as learning ability can be increased with the intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Pregnancy and lactation: DHA intake contributes to the normal development of the eyes and brain in the fetus and during lactation. Since a good supply of omega-3 fatty acids directly affects the baby’s DHA supply, pregnant women should consume 200 milligrams per day in addition to the recommended daily amount. Especially during the last third of pregnancy and the first months of the infant’s life, the brain, nerve tissue and eyes store a particularly large amount of DHA.
- Sports: You can also benefit from fatty acids during sports. Omega 3 supports regeneration and muscle building and helps to break down fat. Of course, only if you do sports to support it. Just taking fish oil alone will not make you slim.
Do not underestimate the quality of fish oil
With fish oil, the quality is very important so that it can develop its full effectiveness. Unfortunately, you cannot see this from the outside of a product, so it is important to have the necessary knowledge of how to judge the product quality yourself. It should be free of harmful substances and the manufacturing process should be as natural as possible. In the process, fish oil is obtained by heating and pressing the fish. At the same time, filtration and cleaning are also carried out in this process to ensure that no pollutants are also processed.
Cheap processes work with high heat and strong pressure, which significantly reduces the quality. A particularly conscious, non-heating and gentle processing is important to guarantee a high-quality product.
Oxygen must not be allowed to enter the production process, as this would lead to oxidation and the typical fishy smell, which not only has a negative effect on the taste, but also on the effect. So read the provider’s website beforehand to see if you can find information about the quality features mentioned here.
Our Viptamin Omega 3 has been very gently produced using a complex triple molecular distillation process, is not heated and contains the highest concentration of DHA and EPA currently available per capsule.
Ein Blick auf das Etikett lohnt sich. Die meisten Anbieter liefern Ihnen zwar auch Omega 3 Fischöl, aber meist ist die Konzentration des wirksamen EPA und DHA bei nur 30%. Der Rest ist deutlich weniger wirksames ALA.
Die Verbraucherzentrale schreibt dazu : Bei der Kennzeichnung der Inhaltsstoffe muss lediglich der Gesamtghalt an Omega-3-Fettsäuren angegeben werden, ohne dass zwischen ALA, EPA und DHA unterschieden werden muss.
Lassen Sie sich nicht täuschen: Die beiden wirksamsten Omega 3 Öle sind EPA und DHA. Die Konzentration von diesen beiden ist entscheidend.
Bei uns erhalten Sie 100% reines EPA und DHA pro Kapsel.
Not just any fish
Fish oil is similar to fish itself, high quality fish smells slightly of the sea without the typical fishy smell. The quality of fish oil can also be determined by the smell. If the oil smells strongly of fish, it is a low-quality oil, while high-quality fish oil smells of fresh sea.
Last but not least, a high content of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA is important. The value should be indicated on the package, because the health benefits of the oil depends on this value. Also, be sure to check the purity level and which fish were used for the oil. Smaller fish store fewer environmental pollutants due to their shorter lifespan, and if they also come from clean waters, this is of course very decisive for the quality of the fish oil. This is not stated on most products because cheap farmed salmon is used.
Composition of good omega-3 fats
The most active omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in fatty cold-water fish such as herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna, as well as in special microalgae from the sea. We use small sea fish because they are naturally much less contaminated and are particularly rich in Omega 3.
The different modes of action are important for our body. EPA and DHA in particular are active in multiple ways. Both fatty acids are found in every cell membrane in our body and provide an important function in the transmission of information. They help promote blood circulation and contribute to normal heart function.
It is important to pay attention to the contained dose when buying fish oil. A daily dose should contain at least 800 mg EPA and DHA. It is very important that fish oil is taken in a certain dose. Scientifically, there is still much debate about what daily amount of fish oil is useful. Experts advise an intake of two to three grams a day. With us you take 2.1 grams of EPA and DHA.