Heart and Brain. Here's the Good Oil.

Heart and brain health. When it comes to looking after ourselves and our family's wellbeing there really is no more essential place to start. What may be surprising to many is that for all the incredible complexity of these organs there is one very simple thing we can do to look after both. The answer is to consume more fat. Not just any fat of course but omega-3 fatty acids as found in fish and fish oils.

Equally surprising, there seems to be widespread agreement around the world from medical and research bodies on the benefits of increasing our uptake of omega-3. In fact, instead of the usual claim and counter claim process the peer-reviewed evidence supporting the importance of fish oil keeps mounting.

What is it about omega-3 that's so special? Well, not only has it been proven crucial to the development and ongoing functioning of the central nervous system, but it also appears to seriously reduce cardiovascular problems throughout life by helping maintain a healthy heart, circulatory function and triglyceride levels. Further uses include relief of joint inflammation and mobility associated with arthritis, plus an important role in maintaining healthy skin. Recent research also points to the uses of fish oil for eye health.

As essential fatty acids the omega-3 acids are required for optimal health but aren't actually made by the body. Because of this, rather than being age specific, it is important that we maintain a dietary source through the full cycle of life from pregnancy onwards. Fish is one source and, usually, two serves a week for adults is recommended. The other source is from a fish oil supplement that may offer a range of benefits when chosen carefully.

HERRON Fish Oil 1000 is a high potency supplement specifically formulated to minimise the number of capsules needed daily. As a trusted producer of pharmaceutical grade products HERRON uses only premium quality ingredients with the strictest of testing and manufacturing standards in place. In utilising a soft-gel capsule they also avoid the associated 'fishy' taste and ensure easy swallowing for all age groups.

Rather than a standard 'one size fits all approach' HERRON has a special place in the supply of fish oil supplements due to its commitment to providing a complete range of supplements tailored for specific needs.

HERRON Omega Double Strength for instance uses a patented 'Ultra Purification' process resulting in a low odour, concentrated fish oil for more than double the fatty acids of regular fish oil. At the other end of the spectrum, HERRON Vita-minis for kids Omega Smart is a fish oil supplement specially formulated for children. The raspberry flavour and fun fish shaped capsules mean kids are always happy to take their Omega Smart. While HERRON Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) & Fish Oil is favoured by women as it offers additional benefits important for a healthy complexion and helping relieve the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.

A full range of other HERRON tailored supplement combinations are available off the shelf, offering users the potential to save both time and money. And like the benefits of fish oil itself, that's got to be good for everyone.

HERRON Fish Oil supplements are an ideal way to keep up your omega-3 intake alongside a healthy diet. With that in mind...

There are 3 major types of omega-3 fatty acids found in foods: Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaeonoic acid (DLA).

Tofu and other forms of soybeans, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and their oils, plus canola oil all contain ALA.

For EPA and DHA rich sources include fatty, cold water fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines.

Aim to eat fish at least twice weekly and try to buy fish caught in the wild due to their natural phytoplankton rich diet.