Category Archives: Fish Oils

Docosahexaenoic Acid Improves Cognition

A number of fatty acids from the omega 3 family are essential to health. Deficiencies of these fatty acids can lead to a number of clinically relevant symptoms including inflammation and cognitive decline. Generally the Western diet is deficient in … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Depression

Animals cannot synthesise some of the omega 3 fatty acids they require for correct metabolic function. These fats are therefore essential and must be supplied in the diet, in a similar way that vitamins must be supplied in the diet. … Continue reading

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Krill Oil, Versus Fish Oil, Versus Algal Oil: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fats cannot be synthesised by humans, but must be obtained from the diet. Research shows that the omega-3 intake of those people living in developed countries is too low. A number of diseases have been reported to result from … Continue reading

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Fish Oils Versus Algal Oils

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EPA Versus DHA: Fighting Inflammation

Current recommendations are to consume more omega-3 fatty acids. This relates to the fact that the typical Western diet contains too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in the diet … Continue reading

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Fish and Other Seafood: Protection from Mood Disorders

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Krill Oil Versus Fish Oil

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Omega 3 Fats: Alpha Linolenic Acid Versus Eicosapentaenoic Acid

There are two essential fatty acids in human nutrition. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is the essential fat the belongs to the omega-3 family of fatty acids, and linoleic acid (LA, C18:2 (n-6)) is the essential fat that belongs … Continue reading

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Three Useful Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Inflammation can be a major cause of disease. The inflammatory process is complex and it is highly important in the defence systems of the animals. The normal acute inflammatory response is there to provide a rapid response to infection or … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fats Against Depression?

Omega 3 fats are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that have their first double bond 3 carbon atoms away from their methyl end. This group of fats includes the important essential dietary fat alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) … Continue reading

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