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Melrose Omega Oils
You’ve probably heard about eating enough fatty fish to ensure you get enough Omega-3, but what exactly is Omega-3, and do we really need to eat fish to have enough?
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid. This means it’s an essential nutrient for humans, yet our body’s can’t make Omega-3 fats on their own, so we need to obtain them through diet.
Omega-3’s have been linked to everything from brain, heart, eye, joint and skin health with recent studies suggesting they may play a positive role in our overall mood too.
There are 3 main types of omega 3, which are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the long chain omega 3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
The longer chain fatty acids EPA and DHA are found in fish and seafood, particularly oily fish such as Sardines, Mackerel, Salmon, Tuna and Cod. The heart foundation recommends 2 – 3 serves of oily fish per week to meet the recommended intake.
ALA is found in plant sources such as Flaxseeds, walnuts, chia seeds and hemp seeds. ALA is converted in the body to EPA and DHA. Plant-sources of ALA make a great option for those following a vegetarian diet. It’s worth noting however that ALA is not converted very efficiently by the body which is why fish-based sources of Omega-3 are generally recommended, and in lower dosages.
Melrose have a range of fish and plant-based omega-3 rich oils to complement your diet. Our premium oils are sourced ethically and with the highest quality standards in place. All of our fish oils are third party tested for heavy metals and toxins and are purified resulting in a light texture and appearance. Each fish oil is lightly flavoured with no fishy taste.