Longevity, but do it simply with the help of an Omega-3 supplement
Omega-3 fatty acids belong to a category of long-chain unsaturated fats called polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). There are three main types in this omega-3 family – EPA, DHA and ALA – and each has a different biological effect. Although your body needs these omega-3s to survive, it cannot produce ALA on its own, nor can it produce EPA or DHA without ALA. Even if you consume adequate amounts of ALA, studies show that the conversion rate to EPA and DHA is usually low.
You get EPA and DHA by eating fatty fish (such as salmon, sardines, anchovies, and mackerel), but many people find that supplements are a more convenient approach. Getting enough omega-3s through diet alone can be difficult, not to mention you may not enjoy the taste of these healthy fish. But with a supplement like Nordic Naturals’ Ultimate Omega, made with 100% wild-caught sardines and anchovies, you get 1,100 mg of omega-3 EPA and DHA per serving (two softgels).