Should you take Omega3 everyday?


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By Shubham Modi

What are Omega 3 fatty acids? Omega-3s are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids that provide a lot of health benefits. As our body cannot synthesize them on its own, we must get them from food. Types The three main types are ALA, EPA, and DHA. Minute amounts of Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) can get converted into Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). But that conversion isn’t as efficient as consuming EPA & DHA directly. Roles Important Component of Cell Membrane. Beneficial for the eyesretina, brain, and sperm. Act as signaling Molecule. Supports the body's cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, and endocrine systems. Sources: ALA is present in plant oils, such as flaxseed, soybean, and canola oils. DHA and EPA are present in fish, and fish oils. Most health professionals recommend omega-3 supplements for people who don’t get adequate amounts in their diet. RDA – by WHO 50–100 mg per day for infants and children, and 250–500 mg combined EPA and DHA each day for healthy adults. Ref. Jones PJH 2014 Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease Harris WS. Omega-3 fatty acids. In: Coates PM, Betz JM, Blackman MR, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. 2nd ed. London and New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010:577-86. PMID: 15555528, 20439549, 21961774

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