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The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have become well known in recent years particularly for their properties which support cardiovascular, joint and brain health. Omega-3 (and omega-6) fats are considered essential fatty acids as the human body does not process the enzymes required to produce its own omega-3 and 6, therefore they must be obtained from the diet.

The three most important types of omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). ALA is mainly found in plants, while DHA and EPA occur mostly in animal foods and algae.

Common foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish, fish oils, flax seeds, chia seeds, flaxseed oil and walnuts. For people who do not eat high quantities of these, omega-3 supplements are often recommended.

Cytoplan’s Omega Protect provides an environmentally friendly and sustainable vegan source of omega 3 from algae and a unique mix protective plant antioxidants including CoQ10, grapeseed oil, oregano oil, rosemary oil and astaxanthin.