The new Omega 3
Solgar's new Triple Strength Omega 3 is their highest concentration for those who wish to obtain the benefits of a higher dose of fish oil supplementation without consuming multiple softgels.
With general fish consumption falling rapidly, and a proliferation of saturated and trans-fat laden convenience food on the market, it is becoming more important than ever to keep your Omega 3 index at a healthy level.
According to the European Society of Cardiology, on average we are consuming 35% more than the recommended maximum amount of saturated fat; 20 grams per day for women and 30 grams per day for men.
Solgar's new Triple-Strength Omega 3 softgel is concentrated to provide more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) per capsule, and the specially designed Solgar amber glass bottles makes sure the oils are protected from oxidation.
DHA and EPA contributes to the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels with a daily intake of 2g of DHA and EPA. As well as this, DHA and EPA contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure with a daily intake of 3 g of DHA and EPA.
With 1.84g of DHA and EPA found in 100grams of wild salmon (the most omega rich fish), the best way to incorporate increase your Omega 3 index is to incorporate more oily fish by having two or more portions of salmon, mackerel, herring or sardines per week and/or Omega 3 supplementation.
That being said, fish isn't the only way to naturally consume Omega 3. You can also top up your Omegas naturally in foods other than fish including walnuts, flaxseeds, pecans, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. However, these seeds and nuts have more concentrated Omega 6 than Omega 3, creating a fatty acid imbalance in the general Western diet.
If you are having less than two portions of oily fish per week, and your diet is low in eggs, the aforementioned seeds and nuts and dark leafy green vegetables you may well benefit from supplementing your diet with Solgar's Triple Strength Omega-3.
What are the benefits?
Omega 3 is particularly important for those over 50, as according to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Omega 3 fatty acids boost blood flow in the brain, affecting neurodevelopment and function, especially in areas important for learning, memory, depression and dementia.
Long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids are incorporated into the retina eye affecting visual function. Eating fish just two times a week, and or supplementing can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration - a common cause of blindness in older people.
Omega 3 influence electrical activity in the heart, discouraging abnormal heart rhythms, and can prevent cardiovascular disease, with your blood pressure kept at a healthy level and blood lipids (cholesterol) improved.
A 2013 study looking at the eating habits of around 32,000 middle-aged and older women showed that those who ate one or more servings of oily fish per week were 29% less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than women who rarely or never ate oily fish.
At the moment research is still inconclusive, but some studies suggest the risk of prostrate cancer may be reduced by Omega 3 consumption.
Omega 3 may also reduce the symptoms of ADHD in adults and children.
Solgar's new Triple Strength Omega 3 can be purchased at:
61-63 Sloane Ave,
London SW3 3DH