Alongside an effective skincare routine, we think it’s important to have a diet that promotes optimal health. You can get most of your vitamin and mineral intake from food, but sometimes it’s easier to take a supplement that gives you the required dose. Omega 3 is something we’re sure you will have heard of, but what actually is it? We’re sure you’ll also be asking ‘Why is Omega 3 beneficial?’. Well, we’ve got the answers.
What is Omega 3?
Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid. It’s derived from oily fish, however is also found within vegetables. Omega 3 is an overall name used for the 3 different fatty acids; DHA, EPA and ALA. Both DHA and EPA are found in fish and seem to have the strongest health benefits, whilst ALA is found in vegetable oils, walnuts and spinach.