Many people have turned to fish oil supplements to enrich their diet with the Omega-3, fatty acid. This fis...
Many people have turned to fish oil supplements to enrich their diet with the Omega-3, fatty acid. This fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish and it is recommended for a healthy diet because it contains the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahaexaenoic (DHA), precursors to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation through the body. Besides its anti-inflammatory properties it can also regulate cholesterol in the body.
A lot of milk, yoghurt and juice companies are claiming now to have Omega added to them in order that the consumer will chose their product. The advertising may tend to deceive the end consumer to believe that the Omega he is taking from the milk is enough and there is no need for him to buy food supplements in capsule form containing the omega fish oils.
A brief overview of products on the market will easily reveal claims of Omega-3 presence in milk, yoghurt, cereals, bars and juices. Unfortunately quantities and concentrations of Omega are not observed in the nutritional values well enough by the end consumer. There are huge differences with regards to quantity and percentages of Omega per 100 g, between these products and CARDIOSTEROIL a recent product of ALTA CARE Laboratoires. Cardiosteroil softgels are made in France and every softgel contains 100% of Omega while milks, yoghurts, bars and juices have not more than 0,8% of Omega that is added to them.