Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids (PUFAs) are an essential component of a healthy diet. Our body cannot make these fatty acids, so we must obtain them from our food or from supplements. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are forms of omega-3 that have been shown to be especially beneficial, biologically active fatty acids which are key building blocks for the cells of the body.
The Importance of Sunshine
Vitamin D is not really a vitamin because it is synthesized by the skin following exposure to sunlight. Synthesis of vitamin D depends upon a wide number of factors including the type of ultraviolet light as well as the intensity, duration of exposure, skin pigmentation, age, altitude, latitude, hour of day and time of year.
Vitamin D Deficiency – A Common Problem in all Age Groups
Vitamin D deficiency is widespread across all population groups. Most physicians recognize that the elderly population is at risk, however it is less appreciated that children, young adults and middle age groups are also at risk. Supplementing with vitamin D can have a positive impact on the ability of the body to fight against illness, inflammatory and mood disorders; it may also benefit chronic pain, autoimmune diseases and many other health conditions.
Combining Omega 3 D3
Both omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D3 are major players in overall health, from cognitive function, immune, cardiovascular, and bone health they both work through different mechanisms of action to keep you healthy. AOR’s Omega-3 D3 V-Softgels™ provide EPA and DHA derived directly from the marine algae Schizochytrium. This product provides 246 mg EPA and 316 mg DHA per serving, making it a complete omega-3 formulation for vegetarians and vegans, and allowing you to get your omega-3s straight from the source. As well 1000IU’s of vitamin D3.