The Importance of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Explore the essential role of omega-3s in supporting your body’s daily wellness this new year.

Omega-3 fatty acids consist of a group of three important fatty acids that may provide essential health benefits, such as brain and eye support, along with supporting cardiovascular health.* The body does not produce a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, so they need to be obtained through diet or supplements.

The three types of omega-3 fatty acids include:

  • Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
  • Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

ALA is mostly present in plant oils, nuts, and leafy vegetables. EPA and DHA are mainly found in cold-water fatty fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel.


Now that we know a bit about omega-3s, here’s a few of their benefits:

Cardiovascular health*

Caring for your cardiovascular health should be a must do every day. Nature’s Way Fisol® Fish Oil contains 50% EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids to help support cardiovascular health.*

Joint health*

Try Nature’s Way Super Fisol® Fish Oil Super to support joint health with a pure, highly concentrated fish oil comprised of 40% EPA and 30% DHA omega-3 fatty acids.*

Brain health*

Omega-3 fatty acids can be beneficial for brain health. Nature’s Way NutraVege Plant-based Omega-3 provides a minimum of 300mg DHA and 150mg EPA per softgel, supporting not only brain function, but heart health and eye function simultaneously.*


Need some recipe inspiration? Here are a few to spark your culinary creativity all while nourishing your body with the essential goodness of omega-3 fatty acids.

Flax Oil Coffee

Want to easily incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into your daily routine? All you have to do is put 1 tbsp. of Nature’s Way Organic Flax Oil into your morning cup of joe and stir! Our Organic Flax Oil contains 57% omega-3 ALA, a key omega-3 fatty acid.

Winter Citrus Butter Salmon

This salmon is nutritious and perfect for the winter season, providing a little pop of color to get you through the next couple of months. Not to mention, salmon is filled with EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids to nourish your body this winter.

Winter Crunch Salad

This winter salad uses ALA omega-3 containing sunflower seeds, brussels sprouts and kale. Try your hand at it to brighten up a dreary day.


Embracing omega-3 fatty acids is important for wellness, for supporting cardiovascular, brain, and joint health.* Explore Nature’s Way products or delicious recipes like these to incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into your daily routine and to help you feel like your best self this new year.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.