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Benefits of Omega-3
The Ultimate Guide from Webber Naturals
The word “fat” usually depicts a negative connotation, but omega-3 fats are anything but negative. They are healthy fats that deliver many health benefits. In this Ultimate Guide to Omega-3, you’ll learn more about the types of omega-3 fats, and how to choose the right omega-3 supplement that’s right for you.
Why We All Need Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are essential for good health the body cannot make them that we must obtain them through the diet or supplements. EFAs, which include omega-3 and omega-6, are vital for all stages of life, beginning with fetal brain development, to preserving cognitive function in older adults. These essential nutrients support overall health through a wide array of benefits and are required for the proper function of the heart, nervous system, vision, cell membranes, skin, and brain, as well as for energy metabolism, hormone production, and joint health.
Getting to Know Your Omegas
The typical North American diet tends to be higher in omega-6 EFAs from meat and vegetable oils, but low in omega-3 EFAs. This creates an unhealthy imbalanced omega-3/-6 fatty acid ratio in the body. Imbalances can be corrected by consuming more omega-3 in the form of EPA and DHA found in cold-water fish, such as salmon and herring, as well as in algal oil, or the short-chain omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) from flax and chia seeds, which the body converts into limited amounts of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Both omega-3 and omega-6 in supplements are easily damaged by light, heat and exposure to oxygen in the air. Omega-3 in foods such as seeds and oils can also be damaged by excess heat, air, and light exposure. This means that it is best to get these EFAs from fresh foods and oils, rather than processed foods or oils used for cooking.
8 Health Benefits
Omega-3 EFAs support:
- Brain function and cognitive health 
- Cardiovascular health [2, 3]
- Reduced serum triglycerides/triacylglycerols [4, 5]
- Healthy levels of anti-inflammatory activity in the body 
- The development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in children up to 12 years of age [7, 8]
- Healthy mood balance 
A reduction of pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, in conjunction with conventional therapy
- Overall good health
Cold-water fish and microalgae are especially rich in the long-chain omega-3s DHA and EPA. Great sources of omega-3 include salmon, anchovies, sardines, and mackerel. Many plant sources, such as walnuts, flax seeds/oil, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds/oil, hemp seeds/oil, and certain sea vegetables, contain omega-3 in the form of ALA which the body can then convert into EPA and limited amounts of DHA.
What Are EPA and DHA?
EPA and DHA are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and are essential fatty acids that the body needs for optimal health. They help regulate triglycerides and blood pressure, keep brain and nerve cells healthy for memory and learning support, and help relieve symptoms of certain types of arthritis.
EPA works on its own and in conjunction with DHA to support overall health. It can be obtained in a balanced ratio with DHA through dietary sources such as cold-water fish, fish oil supplements, and algal oil.
DHA is a key component of cell membranes in the brain and retina, where it is responsible for helping cell membranes control what goes in and out of cells and how they respond to chemical and electrical signals.
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If you want the omega-3 benefits of fish without eating fish, or find it challenging to meet the recommended intake through a plant-based diet alone, Webber Naturals offers a range of high-quality omega-3 supplements to complement a healthy diet.
Make Sure Your Omega-3 Is IVOTM Certified!
Third-party certification by International Verified Omega-3 (IVO) guarantees that the fish oils used are of the highest quality, in addition to being sustainably harvested.
IVO is a marine oil testing and certification program that adheres to the world’s highest standards for purity and potency verification. To obtain the IVO seal, products must pass a comprehensive set of quality checks including tests for as many as 400 potential contaminants.
EFAs include omega-3 and omega-6. We tend to have plenty of omega-6 in our diet, but are often lacking vital omega-3 EFAs such as EPA and DHA. These are essential for cardiovascular and cognitive health, normal inflammatory responses, and the development and maintenance of a healthy nervous system, brain, and vision.
The body can convert some shorter chain omega-3 essential fatty acids, such as those found in nuts and seeds, to EPA and DHA, but this conversion is minimal. To maintain great health, whatever your age, make sure to have a good dietary intake of omega-3, topped up with quality supplements where necessary.
Webber Naturals omega-3 fish oils are IVO certified, so you can feel confident in choosing the right omega-3 for you and your family. Click here to learn more about IVO.
Why Clear Enteric Softgels?
Omega-3 clear enteric softgels from Webber Naturals offer quality, environmentally sustainable sources of EFAs to accommodate all dietary needs.
No Fishy Aftertaste!
Our unique clear enteric technology guarantees no fishy aftertaste!
What Does “Clear Enteric” Mean?
Our omega-3 clear enteric softgels build natural enteric ingredients right into the softgels themselves, rather than spraying a coating on the outside. This design allows them to pass through the stomach and into the lower gastrointestinal tract unharmed, without the risk of flaking, peeling, or cracking that sometimes causes external enteric coatings to fail.
This clear enteric formulation guarantees Webber Naturals fish oils to be burp free.
As we like to say, the difference is clear. With the variety of omega-3 potencies and ingredient options available, it is important to understand which supplements are best for your specific needs.
Which One is Right for You?
Which One is Right for You?
Easy Swallow Mini Omega-3
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Triple Strength Omega-3
High Potency Omega 3-6-9
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Wild Alaskan Salmon & Fish Oil
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