Health Benefits

Omega 3 has been scientifically proven to provide eye, brain, heart and maternal health benefits. Click on the timeline below to see how the two fatty acids EPA and DHA can benefit your family.End Quote

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Omega 3 during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a very demanding time for mums-to-be, especially where nutrition is concerned. During pregnancy, and whilst breastfeeding, it is important for a mother to consume a balanced diet, containing enough nutrients to support her baby’s growth and development, as well as maintaining her own health.  

During pregnancy the need for Omega 3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, is heightened due to both mother and baby’s growing requirements. This is particularly significant in the last trimester, when a baby needs to accumulate between 30-45mg of DHA per day from its mother to support brain and eye development. 

After birth, breastfed babies continue to rely on their mothers’ milk to supply them with DHA. As many women do not consume sufficient levels of Omega 3 in their diets, it is advised that supplements are taken whilst pregnant and breastfeeding in order to support the infant’s brain and eye development and ensure the mother retains an adequate level of DHA herself. 

During pregnancy and nursing, you’re often advised to avoid or limit your consumption of certain types of fish such as tuna, marlin, swordfish and shark due to potentially increased levels of mercury and other contaminants like dioxins and PCBs. Omega 3 supplements containing PureMax fish oil provide you with peace of mind as they are produced using industry-leading purification technology in order to minimise such impurities while concentrating the key Omega 3 fatty acids. 

It is recommended that you look for nutritional supplements which contain a minimum of 200mg of DHA every day whilst pregnant and nursing to support your baby's growth and development, as well as maintain your own wellbeing. This is in addition to your usual recommended 250mg of EPA+DHA.

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Omega 3 for infants

Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, forms the major building blocks of your baby’s brain and eyes, both of which contain high concentrations of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is, therefore, really important that infants consume sufficient levels of Omega 3 for normal brain and eye development. 

Breastfed babies continue to rely on their mother's milk to supply them with DHA during this time, so it remains as important as during pregnancy for mothers to consume adequate Omega 3. PureMax fish oil capsules can provide a convenient guarantee of these necessary levels of essential fatty acids. 

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Omega 3 for children

The brain is one of the most complex systems in nature. It controls everything about us, from movement to thoughts, emotions and memories. Early childhood is a crucial period for brain growth, helping kids develop a bright and intelligent personality. 

Omega 3s are primary building blocks for the brain. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is the most abundant Omega 3 fatty acid in the brain, and is vital to the maintenance of normal brain and eye function. 

It can be difficult to encourage young children to eat fish or swallow nutritional supplements. Why not look for flavoured Omega 3 syrups or convenient sachets which can be included into your child's lunchbox to ensure your entire family are consuming sufficient Omega 3?

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Omega 3 during adulthood

At this period in your life both Omega 3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are important. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) recommends consumption of 250 mg of EPA + DHA daily, which can be easily achieved by taking a daily PureMax capsule. 

Omega 3 has been scientifically proven to contribute towards normal cardiac function. EPA promotes the maintenance of healthy blood pressure and triglyceride levels, both of which are common risk factors for heart health. 

Not only is Omega 3 important for your health, it is important for the health of your whole family! Click across the timeline to find out more about why you should ensure your relatives and children also consume sufficient Omega 3 levels.

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Omega 3 for older generations

Finally the time to relax and enjoy your spare time has arrived! However, it is a known fact that as we age our bodies start to slow down also. Reassuringly, there is strong scientific evidence which shows that a number of these age-associated risk factors can be reduced by making small alterations to your lifestyle, including what you eat. 

Heart disease can become a concern as we age. Encouragingly, there are numerous scientific studies which show that increased Omega 3 intake helps to maintain normal cardiac function, more specifically blood triglyceride levels and blood pressure. 

Good eyesight is an important part of health and is a significant factor in retaining independence and quality of life as we grow older. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for healthy eyesight at all stages, from developing vision in babies to keeping your eyes working well as you age. The retina contains higher concentrations of docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, than anywhere else in the body - however, the amount of DHA depends on your consumption of Omega 3s.

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