How to choose the best Omega-3?

Purity of raw materials is essential

In Soviet era, everyone knew the taste of fish oil. Then it could be consumed without worries, as it was fairly clean and safe. However, gradually, with the development of industry, the pollution of water bodies increased. Today, fish are increasingly becoming infected with potentially dangerous products, such as heavy metal salts, dioxins, mercury, etc. The ingestion of heavy metal salts can disrupt the function of the central nervous system. Crude fish oil may also contain pesticides.

This is why it is recommended to use highly purified Omega-3. To do this, choose Omega-3 from manufacturers who work with well-known global suppliers of fish oil. Companies in Norway and Germany are recognized as top-level in this sector.

Dosage matters

The Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Federation recommends the consumption of 800 to 1600 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids daily. So, selecting a product with high dosage strength would be the best option.

What is important to know about the content of EPA and DHA

Omega-3 is a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that includes 11 acids. The most important of them are eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids, because, unlike others acids, they are essential, which means that they are not reproduced in the body in the right amount. Therefore, their intake is necessary.

That is why, when buying a medicinal product, it is important to pay attention to whether it contains these acids. On the label, they are indicated as follows: EPA and DHA. Other varieties are not indispensable, but these two must be included. Choose the products with package information indicating the presence of these acids: so you will be sure that you really get exactly what you need. Their total intake should be at least 700 mg per day.

GMP Quality Standard

How to determine that everything indicated on the pack is true? To do this, pay attention to GMP quality mark on packaging. The international GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standard is a guarantee of quality and means that the manufacturer really complies with the highest production standards.