Why Omega 3?
Omega-3 fatty acids, in particular the long-chain fatty acids DHA and EPA, but also alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) are considered (semi)-essential nutrients. They are essential for survival; however, our body cannot produce them itself. The daily intake of 250 mg EPA and/or DHA from food or dietary supplements is recommended (www.dge.de).
Omega-3 and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. The long-chain fatty acids promote the development of a person's brain and vision, among other things. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in preventing cardiovascular disorders as they have a positive impact on less-than-ideal serum lipid levels (triglycerides) or elevated blood pressure (hypertension).
More information on omega-3 fatty acids and their impact on humans are available here: