Last year was a solid one for Omega 3,6 and 9 and was also marked by positive news, in the form of a health claim for Omega 3’s. The new qualified health claim given to Omega 3 was the positive connection between EPA and DHA and reduction in blood pressure.
In 2018, the global Omega 3 market size was estimated at USD 2.29 billion and looking ahead, is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2019 to 2025. As further scientific research shows even more benefits of the Omega 3 fatty acids, we expect 2020 to be a huge year for this supplement.
Omega-3 is a family of fats that are important for health. Omega-3 fats come in different forms:
Though omega-3, 6 and 9 are all unsaturated acids with many health benefits, they are all different from each other with respect to the position of their chemical structures – double bonds – and therefore, also differ in their properties and health benefits.
Omega-3 and 6 are polyunsaturated fatty acids – “Poly”, which means many and “unsaturated” indicating double bonds. Omega-3 refers to the position of the final double bond in the chemical structure and it is three carbon atoms from the “omega” molecular chain.
Omega-6 is different from omega-3 as the last double bond is six carbon atoms from the omega end of the fatty acid molecule.
Omega-9 are monounsaturated fatty acids which means that they have only one double bond. It is located nine carbon atoms from the omega end of the fatty acid molecule.
While Omega-3 and 6 cannot be made by our body and are called essential fats, omega-9 can be produced by our body.
The three Omega fatty acids have their own individual benefits:
The health benefits conferred by Omega 3,6, and 9 are important throughout our lifespan. In early life, these fatty acids play an essential role in growth and development, including development of the eyes and brain. Increased intake of Omega 3,6,9 fatty acids during pregnancy has been associated with decreased maternal depression, reduced rates of preterm birth and reduced allergies and asthma in children. In adults, greater consumption of these fatty acids has been associated with cardio-protective effects.
However, Omega 3,6,9 fatty acid intake in the Western diet is typically low compared to recommended intakes. Omega-3 6 9 supplements encompass the benefits provided by all individual fatty acids, and provide a balanced amount of all three acids. These supplements can help maintain health cholesterol levels, keep skin healthy, improve mood, enhance brain function, maintain cardiovascular health and support healthy growth and development.
At HTC Health, we provide high quality Omega 3,6,9 softgels, which come from a spectrum of natural sources, including Fish Oil, Flaxseed Oil and Borage Oil. For this month only, these softgels are on sale for £9.95/1000, whilst stocks last.
For more information on any of our lines or for a free instant quote, please contact our sales team now on 01923 652529 or email email@example.com.
*Claims for food supplements mentioned in this article are not meant for general public, but are purely for information of food supplement industry professionals. Please note that the claims are not authorised by European Food Safety Authority for use on labels or marketing materials.
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