A daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help to maintain various healthy body functions. But how can you make sure that you integrate a sufficient amount of these healthy fats? And what are the differences for adults and children?
Before we begin, let’s clarify a few important details. Firstly, that omega-3 fatty acids are a class of essential fatty acids, which provide crucial nutrients to your body. Getting a little more technical, omega-3 consists primarily of three essential fatty acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Each of these plays an important role for your body – especially for cardiovascular health and the normal function of the brain.
Secondly, it’s important to note that the human body is incapable of producing omega-3 fatty acids on its own and relies entirely on external sources – either through diet or supplementation. This is where things get interesting…
All the mackerel you can eat!
Although it’s possible to consume enough omega-3 fatty acids through a healthy diet, it requires a lot of meal planning and foods that not everyone may love – particularly the younger members of your household. Recommendations include eating a combination of fatty fish – such as salmon, mackerel or herring – twice a week, and throwing in a variety of nuts, seeds, vegetables and oils. These can include walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseed oil and brussels sprouts.
To avoid mealtime battles, or if you simply don’t like the taste of omega-3-rich foods, NUTRILITE™ offers two great food supplements: NUTRILITE Omega-3 Complex and NUTRILITE Kids Omega-3 soft chews.
A breakdown of the main omega-3 essential fatty acids and the key differences between NUTRILITE Omega-3 Complex and NUTRILITE Kids Omega-3
What are the differences between NUTRILITE Omega-3 products?
While both NUTRILITE Omega-3 products for kids and adults have a combination of EPA and DHA, each product has different levels of these essential fatty acids, which benefit certain parts of the body. Additionally, they both have added vitamins.
NUTRILITE Omega-3 Complex
Specially tailored to meet the needs of an adult body:
Support for cardiovascular health*
Contains EPA > DHA + additional vitamin E
Capsule with fish oil
Taking one capsule per day will help supply your body with the healthy fatty acids you may be missing from your diet.
*EPA and DHA contribute to the normal function of the heart in adults.