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Why fish oil as source of omega-3?

There are two different versions of omega-3: long-chain and short-chain. Long-chain omega-3, which include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have longer molecular chains. And this is a very important difference between omega-3 from fish oil (from fish, crustaceans and molluscs) and omega-3 from plants (canola, linseed, primrose, hempseed, etc.): land plants only contain short-chain omega-3 and none, or low levels of EPA and DHA. These are produced from […]

 
 
 
 

Infertility problems? Intake of omega-3 fatty acids improves semen quality

It is considered that a man has fertility problems when his partner has been unable to conceive naturally after at least one year of trying (without using birth control methods and having confirmed the woman’s fertility), due to physical or hormonal problems, lifestyle or environmental factors. In the past 50 years, sperm density has fallen by 40%. Spermatozoa from asthenozoospermic (reduced motility or vitality of sperm) and oligozoospermic (reduced number […]

 
 

What does Supercritical Concentration mean?

With tradicional methods, omega-3 is usually obtained from small size marine fish or fish-by products by a physical process that implies cooking, pressing and centrifuging. These methods produce a fish oil with a lot of impurities and low contents of omega-3 (less than 30%) that must be refined (using high temperatures and/or organic solvents to remove impurities and toxic compounds) and, later, concentrated (with procedures that are not able to isolate […]

 
 
 
 

Omega-3 fatty acids could increase life expectancy

The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to cardiovascular health have been known for some time. But now, a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Washington suggests that elderly people with high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, the fatty acids found in fish, could see their overall risk of mortality reduced by 27% and their risk of mortality due to heart disease […]

 
 
 
 

The importance of being Omega-3

Do you know Omega-3 fatty acids? Do you want to know why they are the source of much talk? If so, in this space, that we hope to share with you, we would like to introduce EPA and DHA (both of them Omega-3 fatty acids) to you and talk about the major role they play in the development and maintenance of our health. EPA and DHA (whose full names are […]