Why does our body need Omega-3?
Many studies confirm that omega-3 has a positive effect on health. But what is omega-3 really good for? Emil Olden , food agronomist and founder of BioSalma, explains in more detail why omega-3 is good for the body .
Emil Olden - founder of BioSalma
Omega-3 is a type of unsaturated fat that cannot be produced by the body itself . Therefore, we must obtain omega-3 from food or supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids help the body to function normally in various ways, among other things, they contribute to the normal functioning of the heart and are beneficial for the brain .
Omega-3 is found in different forms in raw materials such as fish, flaxseed oil and walnuts. Omega-3 can be easily divided into two types: plant and marine.
From the plant kingdom, we can only get the short omega-3 acid - alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), while the long omega-3 acids are obtained from fish and algae : docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). It is these long chain acids that have the greatest benefits for the body and are the basis of most research. They are mainly found in fatty fish such as salmon, herring, anchovies, sardines and mackerel, while white fish such as plaice or cod are almost devoid of omega-3 fatty acids. Most people get the recommended amount of omega-3 by eating fatty fish a couple of times a week. Others need to help the body by taking supplements.
Emil Olden, food agronomist and co-founder of BioSalma, explains:
- Salmon is the most important and most consumed marine source of omega-3 in Sweden. This is the reason why we started our business. Salmon oil is one of the most important raw materials for our products . The fish fillet we use is fresh and of high quality , which can also end up on the plate.
"The rest of the fresh fish is used for our supplements," he says, explaining that today's research shows that we don't really get the same positive effects from eating fish as we used to, because we usually only choose the best parts , such as salmon fillets.
Most of us recognize that seafood is good for us. This is also one of the reasons why BioSalma, which produces various food supplements, decided to include vitamins obtained from the sea in the composition of some of its products.
- We wanted to use the oil that comes from the production of salmon fillets. However, in this case, parts such as the head , back and skin are wasted. These parts store the premium oil used in our omega-3 capsules .
We, who founded BioSalma, thought about sustainability and nature conservation. The waste, which is currently accumulated in many places, will not decompose in a long time, - says Emil - we must choose smarter and more efficient ways of using products.
Why is it important to get omega-3?
- Omega-3 performs many tasks in the body and, among other things, is necessary for the body to create and restore cells . It affects blood pressure regulation , kidney function and the immune system . Omega-3 reduces blood clotting and thus reduces the risk of blood clots.
The omega-3 fatty acid DHA contributes to the normal development of the brain and vision in the initial stages of the development of the human body .
In the photo , BioSalma Omega-3 Forte food supplements
How do I know I'm deficient in omega-3?
- Most do not notice omega-3 deficiency, as it manifests itself in minor changes in brain and normal vision functions . In some people, low omega-3 levels can cause dry eyes, itchy skin, dry skin, and eczema. If these symptoms are due to omega-3 deficiency, they should disappear after two to three weeks, when the amount in the body returns to normal.
Can everyone take omega-3 supplements?
- Omega-3 EPA and DHA acids thin the blood and this is also considered a positive effect.
However, in people with frequent bleeding , such as from the nose, omega-3 supplements may increase the risk of more frequent bleeding .
Therefore, people with hemophilia or problems with too liquid blood should be careful and consult their family doctor before use .
Omega-3 is a pure and natural supplement
BioSalma salmon oil capsules are produced in a patented way, preserving the unique nutrients of Norwegian salmon and the natural and highly effective antioxidant astaxanthin. The oil contains natural salmon omega-3 fatty acids. The oil is processed from fresh, Norwegian salmon.
Food supplements should not be used as an alternative to food. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are important for best results.