Essential Fatty Acids
At Popeye’s Supplements we offer a wide variety of Essential Fatty Acid products, all unique in their own way so you are sure to find the right one for you!
Essential Fatty Acids, or EFAs, are a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid that the body cannot produce on its own and must be obtained from the diet. The three most common omega-3 fatty acids are Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA),
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), AND Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). Of these three Americans will consume ALA the most as it is found in seeds and nuts, while EPA and DHA are found in fatty fish. Currently 90% of Americans consume less then 100mg of EPA and DHA a day, and it is recommended that this be between 250-500mg a day at the low end.
Omega-3 supplementation has been studied for a variety of health benefits, including:
- Cardiovascular health: Omega-3s may help reduce triglycerides, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Brain health: Omega-3s may improve cognitive function, memory, and mood. They may also reduce the risk of age-related cognitive decline.
- Eye health: Omega-3s may help protect against age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
- Inflammation: Omega-3s may help reduce inflammation throughout the body, which can help alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions like arthritis.
- Infant development: Omega-3s are important for fetal and infant brain and eye development, and supplementing with omega-3s during pregnancy and breastfeeding may have long-term benefits for the child.
- Asthma: Omega-3s may help reduce inflammation in the airways, improving lung function and reducing asthma symptoms.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: Omega-3s may help reduce joint pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Some great options include:
- ATP Omega-3, offering a 2088 EPA and 1044 DHA per TSP Serving. Available in two great tasting flavors, Raspberry and Apple and also IFOS tasted!
- Progressive OmegEssential Forte, offering 1750 EPA and 850 DHA. Also available in a Popeye’s Value Size for Best-In-Class cost per serving!
- Progressive OmegEssential Capsules, for those who do not want a liquid. Offering 1000 EPA and 552 DHA per serving, available in a Popeye’s Value Size, for Best-In-Class cost per serving!