If you have fatigue, memory problems, and poor skin, a new squid pill could be the answer to your ailments.
With five times more omega-3 fatty acids than cod liver oil capsules, the new preparation is the most effective way to achieve the daily intake of essential fatty acids.
The one-day pill contains 40 percent omega-3 DHA, which has been shown to promote heart health, brain function and high blood pressure.
Studies also show that DHA use improves cognitive functions, lowers the risk of arthritis and postpartum depression, improves joint health, and even lowers blood lipid levels associated with heart disease.
The new product called Bioglan Calamari Gold is made from the liver of squid and is the first of its kind in the UK.
It launches exclusively in 720 Holland & Barrett health food stores this week, priced at £ 19.99.
Nutritionist Suzie Sawyer said, “Omega-3 acids are a group of essential fatty acids that the body cannot make. DHA is the predominant omega-3 in many of our vital organs and is fundamental to our health.
“Omega-3 DHA makes up 40 percent of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain and 60 percent in the retina.
“It’s important for brain health, concentration, memory, and cognitive development.
“DHA is also vital for eye health and blood pressure in maintaining overall eye health. Research has shown that it can help improve blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.”
Here are seven of the health benefits of omega-3 explained:
1. It helps burn fat
The four words every woman wants to hear. There is evidence that omega-3s work with the body to produce hormones that suppress appetite while increasing metabolism.
2. It lowers the risk to heart health
The main thing omega-3 is known for is supporting heart health. This is because it reduces risk factors for heart disease, including lowering triglycerides, lowering blood pressure, and reducing blood clotting.
3. It promotes a healthy brain
Studies have shown links between higher omega-3 levels and improvements in memory and overall brain health.
4. It prevents joint pain and arthritis
Omega-3 has anti-inflammatory properties, helping to keep the joints healthy. Many problems with joint pain are due to inflammation, as well as weak muscles and everyday clothing.
5. It protects your skin
We’re so used to using sunscreens that sometimes we forget what you’re putting in your body, which also helps with skin protection. Both omega-3 and omega-6 help protect your skin from the sun by controlling inflammation and minimizing collagen damage from UV rays in your dermis (the lower layer of your skin).
6. It soothes eczema and prevents skin aging
Ingesting more omega3s not only protects your skin from signs of aging, but it can also help with skin conditions such as eczema.
7. Helps you have a healthy pregnancy
Another benefit that may not seem so obvious is the link between omega-3s and healthy pregnancies.
Bioglan Calamari Gold is available nationwide and online from the Holland and Barrett stores at hollandandbarrett.com