Omega-3 fatty acids, also known as omega-3’s or n-3’s, are a type of fatty acid found in foods. They gradually improve health when consumed at minimum recommended levels and noticeably enhance cardiovascular, joint, brain and immune health when consumed at doses proven effective through scientific research (also known as the therapeutic dose).
An explosion in omega-3 information and products have flooded the market in the last few years--articles, books, breaking news, new omega-3 supplements and new omega-3 functional foods.
As a result, making sense of omega-3’s is just a little bit more challenging today. However, answering five questions will give you a good understanding of omega-3 fatty acids: