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Let’s Talk About Omega-3’s

Let’s Talk About Omega-3’s

Bet you’ve heard about omega-3 fatty acids, and for good reason. From brain development to heart health, they’ve been found to have many different health benefits.

What Are Omega-3s?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats. While they have many functions in our body and are important for good health, our bodies cannot produce them, so we must get them through our diet1.

Why Are Omega-3s So Important?

Omega-3 EPA & DHA have been studied thoroughly over the years2. Research suggests that they can positively impact many aspects of our physical and mental health, including:

  • Support the maintenance of good health
  • Help support and maintain cardiovascular health
  • Help support the development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in children up to 12 years of age

How Can I Get More Omega-3s?

If you don’t eat fatty fish regularly (or are a vegetarian or vegan!) you may want to consider taking an omega-3 supplement with EPA and DHA.

Do The Omega-Math

When it comes to health benefits from omega-3, it’s the EPA+DHA that matter. Check the medicinal ingredients panel and make your choice based on the amount of EPA+DHA. It’s also worth looking at the serving size and figuring out the cost per milligram of EPA+DHA. It’s often a case of “you get what you pay for”.


Made from sustainably sourced plant-based ingredients, NutraVege Omega-3 supplements are pure and great-tasting. Plus, they’re PureCheck Certified –so you can trust that what you read on the label matches the product inside.

The algae used in NutraVege is grown in a closed, monitored environment. Since the entire process is carefully controlled, NutraVege is not reliant on weather or ocean temperatures that may cause disruptions in the algae growth process. The algae also remain free from any environmental or man-made contaminants found in our oceans. In addition, since the algae strain that we use is grown in closed containers, we are not harvesting anything from the ocean or competing with the aquatic food chain cycle.

When choosing an omega-3 supplement, it is important to look at your individual health: your diet, your lifestyle, any chronic conditions or concerns you might have, before determining the one that is right for you. You should also check the medicinal ingredients panel for EPA+DHA per serving when making your choice. Please consult with your healthcare provider or dietician if you have specific questions about how a dietary supplement could benefit you and your family.

1. Harris WS. Omega-3 fatty acids. In: Coates PM, Betz JM, Blackman MR, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. 2nd ed. London and New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010:577-86.
2. Harris WS. Omega-3 fatty acids. In: Coates PM, Betz JM, Blackman MR, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. 2nd ed. London and New York: Informa Healthcare; 2010:577-86.
3. Plourde, M. and S.C. Cunnane, Extremely limited synthesis of long chain polyunsaturates in adults: implications for their dietary essentiality and use as supplements. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 2007. 32(4): p. 619-34.
4. Brenna, J.T., Efficiency of conversion of alpha-linolenic acid to long chain n-3 fatty acids in man. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, 2002. 5(2): p. 127-32.
NutraVege Plant-Based Omega-3

About the Author: Nature’s Way Team


For over 50 years, Nature’s Way has been providing retailers and consumers with natural health supplements, including herbs, omega-3s, natural cold & flu remedies, and probiotics. Their family of brands include Nature’s Way, NutraSea, NutraVege, Sambucus, Umcka, and Fortify.