Benefits of Omega 3
Improves heart health
Omega-3 reduces blood pressure, while increasing “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it also delays the development of plaque in the arteries.
- Enhances eye health
DHA is an integral component of the retina of your eye. This means that having sufficient DHA in your diet will help with clear vision and reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
- Improves skin health
Two common types of omega-3 work together to improve your skin health. DHA acts to moisturise skin to alleviate dryness and itch caused by skin disorders. Additionally, EPA regulates oil production and hydration while delaying premature ageing.
- Boosts brain health
Omega-3 is said to be linked to various benefits for your child if consumed during pregnancy. These benefits may include improved communication skills and higher intelligence. It is also vital for brain development in infants.
Recommended daily intake of Omega-3
Most health organisations encourage a minimum of 250 - 500mg of EPA and DHA per day for healthy adults.
If you have a health condition currently, your doctor may recommend a higher intake. Supplements are ideal for individuals who do not eat fish 2 - 3 times per week and need the extra boost to maintain their health. Kindly seek professional medical advice before starting on any supplements.
Blackmores Singapore carries an assortment of vitamins and supplements that are rich in omega-3 such as fish oil and omega-6 (evening primrose oil).