Omega-3 forte - Information

The vital fatty acids – EPA and DHA

There are many different omega-3 fatty acids, but two of them (EPA and DHA) usually come into focus as they are essential for us and must be supplied through the diet, the body cannot produce them itself. Or, to some extent, it actually can. If there is a good supply of the vegetable short omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the body can to some extent convert this into the long fatty acids EPA and DHA. However, conversion is not efficient and therefore we need to make sure we get the long fats through food and/or supplements. Omega-3 forte gives you 630 mg of omega-3 per capsule and is protected with the natural help of the rosemary extract. Rosemary contains strong antioxidants that protect the oil against oxidation.

Sources in the diet

To cover the daily requirement of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, we recommend eating fish 2-3 times a week and preferably oily fish such as salmon, mackerel or herring. Many of us don't eat fish that often, so it's good to review how much omega-3 you actually get. The question is also whether it would be environmentally sustainable if everyone ate fish 2-3 times a week... But you can also make sure to get extra vegetable omega-3 in the form of ALA to increase the body's ability to convert this into EPA and DHA. ALA is found in walnuts, flax seeds, green leafy vegetables, algae and seaweed as examples.

Omega-3 for health

Already in 1937 came the first published study that could show the benefits of fatty fish. The researchers had then studied the Eskimos and were then able to establish that their diet of very fatty fish, seals and whales meant that they avoided many of the welfare diseases of the Western world. In fact, they continued this research until the 1990s, then switched to focusing mostly on EPA and DHA. Omega-3 fats have many functions in the body, but the ones we talk about the most are their effects on the heart, the brain and also our eyes, i.e. our ability to see.

  • EPA and DHA contribute to the normal functioning of the heart.
  • DHA contributes to maintaining normal brain function.
  • DHA contributes to maintaining normal vision.

How much omega-3 should you eat?

To get the above health effects of omega-3, you need to eat at least 250 mg of EPA and DHA in total, which you get via a single capsule of Omega-3 forte. If you look at how much omega-3 fatty acids we need to eat every day to cover the total daily requirement, it amounts to about 3 grams. Then all forms of omega-3 are included, not just EPA and DHA.

From which fish does the oil come?

The oil in Omega-3 forte comes from so-called "anchoveta". It is a collective name for anchovies, herring and mackerel. These species live in cold waters, which causes the fish to build up extra large depots of omega-3-rich fish oil, as this protects the fish against cold and frostbite.

Sustainable fishing

Both fishing and oil refining take place with a strong focus on sustainable fishing, the environment and local jobs. Our supplier is connected to a number of organizations and agreements that ensure this, including Friends of the Sea and IFFO Responsible Supply, two non-profit and independent organizations with a focus on sustainable fishing and social responsibility. The supplier also follows the UN Global Compact, the UN's initiative for business with social responsibility.

The oil is refined in Norway, where the manufacturer operates with the strictest tolerance levels regarding possible environmental toxins, heavy metals, pesticides and the like. At the same time, it is ensured that the oil is not destroyed by the oxidation of the oxygen. Therefore, the process takes place in the shortest possible time, significantly faster than most other refineries.