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Report: Omega-3s through the Ages

As omega-3s continue to garner consumer attention and research increasingly unveils their many physiological attributes, the importance and role of omega-3s throughout all life stages is becoming better understood.

October 14, 2014

2 Min Read
Report: Omega-3s through the Ages

Report Summary

Long-chain omega-3s are important for optimal brain, eye and nervous system development for both the fetus and infant. In addition, they have consistently been shown to support a healthy pregnancy, with specific benefits to nursing mothers. They are also linked to mental development advantages in children and adolescents, supporting functions such as learning, memory, behavior and psychomotor development. The potential benefits of omega-3s continue into adulthood, affecting areas such as the heart, brain, joints and eyes.

Editor's Take

With more than 8,000 studies conducted on omega-3s and human health, the totality of evidence suggests the benefits of these fatty acids extend to a number of chronic disease states, systems in the body and health outcomes, in large part because of the many cellular and physiologic mechanisms of action in which these important fats play a role.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Pregnancy and lactation are among the most critical times for proper nutrition in a woman's life.

  • Fetal brain accumulation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) begins during pregnancy and continues through age 2.

  • Research indicates omega-3s exert benefits for adults in areas such as heart, brain, joint and eye health.

Information and research for "Omega-3s through the Ages" was provided by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) and condensed by SupplySide Omega-3 Insights.



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Nutegritys mission is to provide pure, sustainable human nutrition products that support healthy living including a wide range of marine-based omega-3s/EFAs, dairy and plant protein products, specialty dairy ingredients, and botanically sourced ingredients for use in functional food and beverage applications.

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