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Shelf Talk 101


The ABC’s of Omega-3s

1. What are the health benefits of Omega-3s?*
Fish is the primary source of Omega-3 fatty acids, the “good” fats that your body uses for a variety of health-related functions.* This important nutrient helps support proper circulation and heart health, and helps promote a healthy immune system.* Omega-3 fatty acids are also provided by flax and flaxseed oil products, a vegetarian alternative to fish oil.

2. What is the recommended daily dosage?
To reap the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, it’s recommended that an adult take 3 grams of fish oil per day, preferably one that yields 900 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA, two of the essential components of Omega-3. If you are using flaxseed and flax oil products to get your Omega-3s, 1.6 grams of Omega-3 is the recommended for men and 1.1 grams for women.

3. What are some signs of insufficient levels of Omega-3?
Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids may affect hair, skin and nail health, energy levels, sleep quality and joint comfort.

4. What are the best types of fish sources for Omega-3s?
The best fish oil supplements are made from small, plant-eating fish such as anchovy and sardines. These fish tend to have a reduced toxin profile because they don’t live very long. Sundown Naturals® also uses cold-water mackerel in our fish oil products, a very highly valued fish for its concentration of Omega-3s. At Sundown Naturals®, we’re committed to bringing you the purest fish oil available. Our fish oil products are carefully processed to eliminate Mercury.