Omega-3 Fatty Acids | What? Why? Where?

Written by Dennis on . Posted in d-stinto, Fitness, Nutrition

Omega-3 fatty acids promise some pretty amazing health benefits! No wonder it’s one of the most commonly found staples in many supplement cabinets!
Still, while many use it, many don’t quite know what it’s really good for and how much one should take. Here’s a graphic with the facts:

For our bodies, EPA, DHA and ALA are the most “useful” out of all the omega-3 fatty acids, with EPA and DHA being even more important than ALA, since ALA is converted into EPA and DHA in the body!

My recommendation is to aim at a daily intake of 2 g EPA and 1.5 g DHA. If you eat a lot of fish on a regular basis, great! If not, you might want to look at some supplements.

The problem: There are a TON of Omega-3 supplements on the market, but most of the commonly found capsules are full of fillers and contain very little EPA and DHA.

If you take Omega-3 supplements, getting sufficient amounts of EPA and DHA is the whole point of it, so make sure to get a high dosed, quality brand, or you’ll have to throw in 10-15 capsules per day to reach the desired levels.

My recommended products:

Liquid form: NutraSea Original Liquid

Soft Gels: Now Foods Ultra Omega 3, Fish Oil Soft-gels

You can find more of my recommended supplements on the Supplement Page

d-stinto Instagram Photo Challenge!

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Here we go! For the month of August I will hold a photo challenge on Instagram! If you don’t follow me yet, I’m @d_stinto. This photo challenge tries to incorporate all the things the d-stinto concept stands for: Being different, distinct and standing out in different aspects of life such as appearance, culture, health, fitness and fashion!

Join the challenge by tagging your pictures with #dstinctsummer! Out of all the tagged pictures, five will be reposted at the end of the challenge, the one with the most likes within 24h will win a giveaway!

 

Stay d-stinto!

New York New York

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If there is a single place in the world that reflects the spirit of d-stinto, being distinct, unique and inspirational, it is New York City.

I am in NYC for this week and I am always on the hunt for distinct people and places.

Wish I never had to leave!

d-stinto

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d-stinto \di’stinto\ n, adj [from italian: distino: different, distinct, refined; d’istinto: instinctive, out of instinct] (2012) : pun, an individual who is naturally distinct from the mass in various aspects of life such as fashion, vision, behaviour, goals.