Essential Fatty Acids
The health benefits of oily fish can be mainly attributed to its fatty acid content. There are two types of essential fatty acids - omega-3 and omega-6. The human body needs sufficient amounts of each and also a suitable ratio between the two. Our modern diet with high levels of sunflower and cor...
The health benefits of oily fish can be mainly attributed to its fatty acid content. There are two types of essential fatty acids - omega-3 and omega-6. The human body needs sufficient amounts of each and also a suitable ratio between the two. Our modern diet with high levels of sunflower and corn oils, processed foods and low oily fish consumption has led to a dramatic alteration in the omega-3 : omega-6 ratio.
All our fish oil omega-3 supplements are made from whole oily fish, we do not use fish livers and our supplements have NO trace of any of the ocean’s pollutants. We have three fish oil supplements: High Potency Fish Oil Capsules, Lem O-3 (a delicious, lemon-flavoured liquid fish oil) and R-Omega (from herring roe) which is especially high in DHA and also provides phospholipids (including phosphatidyl choline and phosphatidyl serine).
We also have a krill oil supplement, which provides EPA, DHA, phospholipids and astaxanthin (this gives krill their red colour).
For vegans and vegetarians we have an algal source of DHA and EPA in our product Omega 3 Vegan.
An important omega-6 fatty acid is gamma linolenic acid. This is made in the body from another omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, which is obtained from the diet. Although the body can produce GLA directly from linoleic acid, sometimes the conversion is not very efficient and many people choose to supplement with GLA for a number of reasons. Therefore, we have Evening Primrose Oil which provides GLA and our Omega Balance provides DHA and EPA, along with GLA.
Essential Fatty Acids
- Kids Omega 3
- This liquid fish oil contains excellent levels of the important omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
- All fish oil products sold by Cytoplan are absolutely clean, stable and have NO trace of any of the ocean pollutants, heavy metals etc. (detection is now possible in parts per million)
- This oil is whole body fish oil with a lovely, tangy lemon taste (no fishiness at all - promise!)