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Fish oils contain EPA and DHA, the important fatty acids that benefit the heart, joints and bones.* The Omega-3 fatty acids are “good fats” that help balance the “bad fats” in your diet.*
Omega 3 Fish Oils have many health benefits that may vary, depending on dosage and type of Omega 3. Please refer to the product page for the specific benefits of each supplement.
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids (the good kind) found in the tissues of fatty fish and in vegetable sources such as flaxseed, hemp seeds, walnuts, and canola oil. Also known as PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids), omega-3s are essential. Fatty acids are the major building blocks of fats, and as such they comprise an important source of cellular energy for the human body. There are three major types of omega-3s: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Fish and fish oil naturally contains omega-3 fatty acids, most importantly EPA and DHA. The ALA form of omega-3 fatty acid mostly comes from herbal seeds and oils.
It is important to maintain a dietary balance between omega-3 and omega-6, another essential fatty acid. This is because omega-3s help to offset some of the negative effects of omega-6s, which can affect overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, the typical American diet contains up to 25 times more omega-6s than omega-3s, and this is one reason sensible supplementation can be important.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consuming about 8 ounces per week of a variety of seafood, providing an average of 250 milligrams per day of EPA and DHA, for general heart health.1*
More than 90% of U.S. adults don’t get enough of EPA and DHA omega-3s from fish to meet current recommendations for cardiovascular health.2,3
Because of the vast body of scientific evidence, the American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have aligned in making recommendations for fatty fish intake, along with achieving a balanced diet and an active lifestyle, for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. For information regarding dosage of omega-3 fatty acids, see the supplements facts panel on your product label.
Shop Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements online at Puritan's Pride®. Fish Oil supplements available in softgels, and gummies. Specialty Fish Oil supplements include Cod Liver Oil, Salmon Oil and Red Krill Oil.
Puritan’s Pride Fish Oil has guaranteed efficacy and safety. The raw and fresh fish oil undergoes advanced purification steps to concentrate the omega-3s oils while helping to remove unwanted compounds or contaminants.
Following their manufacturing, the finished fish oil softgels are also tested to ensure product quality, efficacy, and safety. These are evaluated based on methodology as outlined and developed by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), an organization that has set the standard for fish-derived omega-3 oils in the industry.
References:1. USDA. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 2015 – 2020 Diet Guidel Am (8th Ed. 2015:18. doi:10.1097/NT.0b013e31826c50af