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The best Omega-3 Supplements

OMEGA-3
SUPPLEMENTS
WHAT TO LOOK FOR

WHAT ARE OMEGA-3S?
Polyunsaturated fats that play a role in health & wellness. Healthy hair, skin & nails rely on Omega-3. Because these fatty acids are essential and can't easily make them. Omega-3s must be obtained through diet or supplementation.


GOOD FOOD SOURCES

PLANTS

CHIA SEEDS
FLAXSEED
ALGAE
DHA ENHANCED EGGS
WALNUTS


ANIMALS

SARDINE
MACKEREL
HALIBUT
SALMON
TROUT
KRILL

TYPES OF OMEGA-3S

ALA
ALPHA LINOLENIC ACID Flax seed oil is the richest source of ALA.
From this fatty acid, your body can make EPA and DHA but the process isn't very efficient

EPA
EICOSAPENTAENOIC ACID Found in fatty cold water fish, EPA is
known for its heart health benefits.

DHA
DOCOSAPENTAENOIC ACID Found in fatty, cold water fish and
some algae, DHA is associated with brain health benefits,


BENEFITS OF OMEGA-3S

1 - HAIR, SKIN & NAILS
. Hydrate and protect the skin from harmful UV rays
. Relieve inflammatory skin conditons like rosacea,
psoriasis, and eczema
. Support sirong nails & lustrous hair

2 - SILENT INFLAMMATiON
. Reduce inflammation in the body benefiting any
condition that ends in ‘itis'
. Reduce stiffness and joint pain from rheumatoid
arthritis

3 - HEART HEALTH
. Cut elevated triglyceride levels
. Lower the overall risk of death from heart disease

4 - BRAIN HEALTH
. Lower levels of depression & boost effectiveness of
antidepressants
. Protect against Alzheimer's disease and dementia

5 - INFANTS & CHILDREN
. Aid in visual and nerve development in infants
. Reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children and
improve their cognitive function

BALANCING OMEGA-3S TO OMEGA-6S
Having a healthy balance of Omega-3s with another fatty acid Omega-6s is important. Omega-6s are found in many seed oils (soy corn, safflower) which are incorporated into processed foods. Experts believe an imbalance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats promotes chronic diseases.

WESTERN DIET RATIO OF
OMEGA-6S TO OMEGA-3S:
15:1

RECOMMENDED RATIO OF
OMEGA-6S TO OMEGA-3S:
4:1

OMEGA DOSAGE

1-2X
PER WEEK

Eat deep-cold water
fish like salmon,tuna
or halibut

SNACKS
Grab a handful of walnuts for an afternoon snack; use
DHA enhanced eggs. Supplement your diet with a
fish oil or a flax seed oil supplement.

FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS
Take 1 gram of EPA/DHA daily for overall health; take 2 — 4 grams
EPA/DHA daily to lower triglycerides

FLAX SEED OIL SUPPLEMENTS
Take 1 gram per day for overall health; take 2 — 3 grams daily for
inflammatory skin conditions

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BEST OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS


Look for the following attributes when selecting a Flax Seed Oil or Fish Oil Supplement

BEST FLAX SEED OIL
SUPPLEMENTS

Non GMO
Cold Pressed Extraction
Natural Vitamin E
Carob Coating
Lot # & Expiration Dating

BEST FISH OIL
SUPPLEMENTS

Species with Omega-3 content
EPA Content 400 mg per capsule
DHA Content 200 mg per capsule
Molecular Distillation
USP Verified Free of Metals, Dioxins, PCBs
Natural Vitamin E

Promoting Wellness
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www.vitamedica.com

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