The importance of nutritional lipids
Omega-3 has been the subject of research for over 20 years, resulting in more than 25,000 journal articles supporting the positive health benefits of nutritional lipids. This strong body of scientific evidence demonstrates the many advantages omega-3s can bring, including heart, cognitive and eye health benefits. While there is already a high level of consumer awareness of the importance of nutritional lipids, new research is emerging all the time, alongside ongoing awareness campaigns to educate the wider population on the different types of omega-3 and the associated benefits.
DSM is committed to raising awareness among consumers of the benefits omega-3s can bring, and is involved in a wide range of activities to achieve this. For example, in association with the National Center for Creative Aging, DSM highlights the importance of diet rich in omega-3 for healthy aging and brain health via the Beautiful Minds program.
There are several types of nutritional lipids beneficial to human health, of which decosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most beneficial. DSM offers a range of products to help boost omega-3 intake. life’sDHA™ is a vegetarian source of DHA omega-3 from algae, providing important brain and eye benefits throughout life for people of all ages. life’sOMEGA™ is an algal source of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA omega-3, which delivers important heart health benefits throughout life. MEG-3 fish oil is a source of EPA/DHA omega-3, without the fishy taste or smell. Click here to find out more about the forms of omega-3 and the benefits they can bring.