Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)

Found in sources such as flaxseed, certain kinds of fish and rapeseed oil.

Function

Alpha-linolenic acid contributes to

  • the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.*

Facts

Alpha-linolenic acid is an essential fatty acid, because it cannot build by the body. It can be converted into both long-chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in the body.

*The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of ALA.


DHA & EPA

Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
are mainly found in salt water fish

Function

DHA contributes to

  • the maintenance of normal brain function and vision1
  • the maintenance of normal blood triglyceride levels2
  • Maternal intake contributes to normal brain development an the normal development of the eye of the foetus and breastfed infants.3

DHA and EPA contribute to

  • normal function of the heart4

Facts

DHA and EPA are essential omega-3 fatty acids because they cannot be built by the body.

DHA: 100g herring= 1170 mg DHA / 100g thuna fish = 2082 mg DHA / 100g salmon= 1860 mg DHA

EPA: 100g kipper= 965 mg EPA / 100g Bismarck herring= 1832 mg EPA / 100g thuna fish= 1385 mg EPA

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1 The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg DHA.
2 The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of EPA and DHA. Do not exceed a supplemental daily intake of 5 g of EPA and DHA combined.
3 The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200 mg of DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake for omega-3 fatty acids for adults, i.e.: 250 mg DHA and EPA.
4 The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250 mg EPA and DHA ein.


Monounsaturated fatty acids

Found in sources such as olive oil, rapeseed oil and nuts.

Function

Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol level

Facts

Oleic acid is an important mono unsaturated fatty acid. Oleic acid is found in olive oil in high quantities.


Linoleic acid

Found in sources such as germ oils, nuts
and whole grain.

Function

Linoleic acid contributes to

  • the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.*

Facts

Linoleic acid belongs to the group of omega-6 fatty acids and is a doubly unsaturated fatty acid.

*The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g of LA.