Omega-3 Fatty Acids

What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

What are Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential nutrient that our body needs to function. However, because the latter cannot be produced by the body, the solution is to ensure that you incorporate omega-3-rich food in your diet or take fish oil supplements. Whichever choice you make, it is vital that you understand how your body processes different forms of omega-3 and how you can choose the best source.

Omega-3 comes in multiple forms and sources. The three primary types of omega-3 are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA):

  1. ALA is found in many plant foods, including kale, spinach, soybeans and many seeds and nuts such as chia, flax, hemp, walnuts and almonds. ALA has to be converted into EPA or DHA before it can be utilised by the human body.

  1. EPA and DHA can be found in fatty fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, anchovies and sardines that feed on microalgae. If you do not eat a lot of these foods, then omega-3 supplements can be useful.


Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 contribute to important health benefits such as:

  • Vision Health
  • Joint Health
  • Weight Management
  • Brain Health
  • Heart Health
  • Support Vision Health

    Support Vision Health

    Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in ensuring normal functioning of the eye and visual acuity.

  • Promote Joint Flexibility

    Promote Joint Flexibility

    Studies found that omega-3 fatty acids help reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including joint pain and morning stiffness.

  • Aid Weight Management

    Aid Weight Management

    A high level of omega-6 fatty acids and high omega-6 and omega-3 ratio in the body are associated with weight gain. To prevent this and maintain a healthy weight, it is essential to have a balanced omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids ratio.

  • Support Brain Health

    Support Brain Health

    Evidence suggests that the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is important for cognitive (memory and performance) and behavioural functions.

  • Promote Heart Health

    Promote Heart Health

    Regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to improve cardiovascular function, help reduce triglyceride level, improve blood cholesterol profile and maintain healthy blood pressure.


  • Nutrilite Salmon Omega Complex (120sg)
    Nutrilite Salmon Omega Complex (120sg)

    Nutrilite Salmon Omega Complex is a high-quality natural supplement rich with omega-3 fatty acids that stimulate our body functions. The formula contains omega-3 from salmon raised in the cold, pure waters of Norway and other fishes (mackerels, anchovies and sardines) from the Pacific Ocean’s Humbolt Current.

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