Healthy omega 3

You have probably heard of Omega 3 before. But do you know what it really is and why you need it? No problem, in a few minutes you’ll now a lot more.

What is Omega 3?

Omega 3’s are types of fatty acids that are important to your health. They belong to the group of polyunsaturated fats.



Monounsaturated fats & Polyunsaturated fats




You must get them from your diet, due to the fact that your body cannot make them by its own in a sufficient amount.
They are therefore called essential.
The most important types of Omega 3’s are:
• EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid)
• DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid)

Why do you need Omega 3?

Well, these fatty acids have several beneficial health effects on your body. The most well-known effects are the numerous benefits for your heart health. Omega 3 fatty acids can both reduce triglycerides and increase HDL (good cholesterol) levels in blood and also reduce blood pressure. Apart from heart health benefits there are actually a lot more that Omega 3 fatty acids can do. Did you know for instance that these fatty acids are a part of your cell membranes and therefore crucial for healthy cells?


Specific benefits from EPA and DHA

Your body uses EPA to produce signaling molecules called eicosanoids, which play numerous physiological roles and reduces inflammation in your body. DHA is an important structural component of your skin and the retinas in your eyes. DHA is also vital for brain development and function in childhood, as well as brain function in adults. A decrease in DHA later in life is also linked to impaired brain function and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. New evidence also shows that Omega 3 supplements, used as an additional treatment for major depression, actually reduced symptoms of depression beyond the effects of antidepressants alone.



Beautiful skin

 There are factors that impacts your skin that you can’t control – genetics and age for example. The good news, though, is that there are even more factors that you can control, such as sun exposure, the products you use to nourish your skin from outside, and also how you nourish you skin from the inside with what you eat. When it comes to taking care of your skin from the inside, certain nutrients such as Omega 3 fatty acids help to fight inflammation and improve the skin’s lipid barrier. These essential fatty acids also contribute to the skin’s elasticity and moisture content and help with skin repair.


Where to find Omega 3

As you can see, Omega 3 fatty acids are vital for optimal health in several ways. Foods rich in Omega 3 are oily fish, such as salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel. Fish oil and algae also contains Omega 3’s. Eating oily fish twice a week will ensure a sufficient amount for your health.

When should you take an Omega 3 supplement?

If you don’t eat oily fish two times per week, you may want to consider supplements instead to ensure a sufficient amount of Omega 3 for optimal health.


Oriflame’s Omega 3 capsule


Wellness by Oriflame can assist in contributing to your daily Omega 3 intake. Two capsules a day gives you an optimal dose of these essential fatty acids (150 mg EPA, 100 mg DHA) without unnecessary ingredients. Our Omega 3 supplement is of highest quality and purity due to a 5-Step-Refinement-Process. The fatty acids are derived from small, wild-caught fish that minimizes the impact on the ocean and is therefore considered to be sustainably fished. It’s even certified by the
‘Friend of the Sea’ organization. Another benefit with our capsule is that it only contains fish, even the gelatin is from fish.

Enjoy, and know you’re doing the best for your health!