Fish oil and Omega-3 – good to know
Everyone knows, that fish, and especially the included Omega-3 is healthy. But, what is fish-oil and why do I need it? And why is Omega-3 so important for me? In the following video, Dr. med. Franz-Jürgen Sperlich will answer these question (in German):
But Omega-3 also has a decisive impact on our brain-power:
Of course, it’s the dosage that makes the difference! Many products on the market are not having dosed much too low. Several studies indicate that the daily supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids should be around 2g. That’s only one soup-spoon of Norsan Omega-3 Premium Swiss Plus fish-oil.
I’m vegetarian / vegan
As a vegetarian or vegan you know of course that you have to supplement certain elements to ensure an optimal metabolism. Unfortunately, there are still many false informations around – especially when it comes to Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Of course it is true, that Omega-3 fatty acids can also be provided by plant-based oils (worksheet in %):
But there we are talking about alpha-linolenic acids, which our body still needs to convert to EPA (eicosapentanoic acids). However, the conversion rate is only a meager 0.5% to 10% according to studies. This means, that you would have to increase the amount of plant-based oil to become as efficient as a qualitatively high fish-oil. The consequence of which would be that you will most likely spend your day on the bath-room – 24h/24h.
There is one exception – high quality algae-oil, like the Omega-3 Vegan oil of Norsan. 100% plants-based and a good alternative to cover your daily supplementation of the most important Omega-3 fatty-acids EPA/DHA.