Fish oil from oily marine fish contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. In this country, many people eat little or no fish, which is why a fish oil is a good alternative. Our fish oil comes from sustainable, environmentally friendly catch from Norway. It is freed from heavy metals and dioxins and contains no preservatives (it can still be stored for three years after bottling without opening thanks to a special process). We also add astaxanthin-rich oleoresin from the alga Haematococcus pluvialis. An excellent TOTOX value proves the outstanding quality of our fish oil. Our Omega-3 Vida fish oil is also highly concentrated; with just one tablespoon (10ml) you get 2750 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish oil, also called tran, is obtained from fatty tissue of marine mammals. It belongs to the group of triglycerides. As a dietary supplement, it consists of 30 to 35% omega3 fatty acids. Fish oil contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are important substances for the human body. The fish oil used as a dietary supplement is obtained from salmon and anchovies. Omega3 fatty acids belong to the group of unsaturated fatty acids. They are vital for the human body. They can only be absorbed through food as the body cannot produce them itself.
The omega3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are a building block of the cell membrane. They keep the cell envelope supple. They are also needed for the production of various endogenous messenger substances (tissue hormones). Omega3 fatty acids can strengthen the immune system and support the healing process of inflammations. Omega3 fatty acids are involved in many metabolic processes. Growth and development of the child are supported by omega3 fatty acids already in the womb.
Omega3 fatty acids contained in fish oil protect the heart. EPA and DHA can have a positive effect on the heart. They can prevent cardiac arrhythmias, stabilize blood vessels, slow down changes in coronary vessels, reduce triglyceride levels and inhibit platelet aggregation.
The work of nerve cells depends, among other things, on the amount of omega3 fatty acids in the cell membrane. An adequate supply of omega-3 fatty acids is therefore already important for unborn children. Attention and concentration deficiencies can also be reduced by taking omega-3 fatty acids.
The intake of OMega3 fatty acids is particularly recommended for pregnant women, adolescents, athletes and older people. Since omega-3 fatty acids have positive effects on development and growth, an adequate supply is particularly important for unborn children and adolescents. Omega3 can also counteract age-related muscle loss. Omega3 fatty acids are suitable for athletes because EPA and DHA have a positive effect on muscle regeneration. Thus, muscle soreness can be weakened or completely prevented by taking fish oil. Omega3 fatty acids can also improve protein biosynthesis and help maintain strength after exercise.
It is recommended to consume fish twice a week. Herring, salmon, sardine and tuna are particularly recommended. These types of fish are particularly rich in omega3. However, the heavy metal contamination of fish makes it difficult to find uncontaminated fish. Therefore, the intake of fish oil is recommended when unpolluted fish cannot be accessed.
However, vegans can also take omega3 fatty acids, for example in the form of algae oil.
By means of a blood test the Omega3 value can be determined. Since omega3 fatty acids must be measured in conjunction with other fats, the necessary intake varies from person to person. A special blood test measures how much EPA and DHA arrive in the blood. The values can be measured because the fatty acids adhere to the red blood cells. If the omega3 index is between 8 and 11 percent, it is considered optimal.
Fish oil as a dietary supplement is often available in the form of capsules. The intake is recommended not only for risk groups. Browse our store for the right product for you. In the category “fish oil” you will find, for example, the product Omega-3 Vida.