Omega-3: The "Good" Fat

Omega-3: The “Good” Fat

Omega-3 Healthy Fatty Acids

Our Western diets and busy lifestyles can make it challenging to get a proper balance of healthy fats. There is an easy and tasty solution: an Omega-3 supplement.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: “Are They Vitamins?”


No, omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) are the superheroes of healthy fats! Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fat that can also contain vitamins A and D. They are essential for human health and cannot be created or stored by the body. They MUST be consumed through the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) play a vital role in the body by helping organs, immune system, and hormone systems function at their best. 

Healthy Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Getting nutrients from your daily food choices is always a best first choice.  Some foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include:

  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Anchovies
  • Sardines
  • Oysters
  • Caviar
  • Herring
  • Fortified Foods
  • High Quality Supplementation

For vegans and vegetarians, there are also other solutions. Marine source algae provide a great source of omega-3s (EPA/DHA) that are immediately beneficial and used by the body.

Foods Full of Omega-3s

Suggested Daily Servings for Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The American Heart Association recommends that all adults eat two oily fish meals twice a week.  A serving is 3 oz. cooked.

As with every active lifestyle or dietary choices, it may be important to include a high-quality supplement to fill in the gap between the nutrients provided by our diets and what our body needs to function at our best. Just two Viactiv Omega Boost chews provides 1200 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day. Viactiv, along with a healthy diet, can optimize overall health function by helping you maintain healthy levels of omega-3 fatty acids in your body.

Omega Boost Supplement

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