Omega-3 fatty acids are important for everyone. From the development of the brain of an unborn foetus in a mother’s womb, to keeping muscles, joints, the heart and cardiovascular system and brain in good working order as we grow older.Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have an important role in all body cells. Our four-legged friends also need to take omega-3 just the same way as us humans. Lack of omega-3 can lead to dry skin and dandruff, increased hair loss, skin diseases and itching in all mammals.
Omega-3 is the general term for some of the fatty acids the body requires to maintain normal cellular structure and function. The body can obtain a certain amount of omega-3 from plants and seeds and convert it into the active long-chained fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Traditional petfoods contain littele of the long-chained fatty acids EPA and DHA, as the best source for these vital omega-3 fatty acids is fatty fish and fish oil.
Omega-3 fatty acids (especially EPA, DPA and DHA from fish and marine mammals) are well known for reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.
Recent research indicates that they also:
· helps prevent dandruff, itching and hair loss
· provides a healthy and shiny coat
· aids lubrication of the joints
· can assist brain, heart and cardiovascular function
· helps to regulate blood pressure
· promotes respiration and endurance