Fish Oil & EFAs

Why have fatty acids and fish oil in our diet?

The essential fatty acids that every human need to get from our diet are omega 6 and 3, ideally at a ratio of 5:1 as these two will compete with each other for the same enzymes in the body. However, most western diets tend to be around 15:1 as omega 6 can be found so readily in our diet. It is, therefore, important to make sure that the food we eat has a natural balance, or that we supplement with omega 3 one way or another. Ones of the easier ways to get a good ratio of omegas is eating oily fish or supplement with fish oil. 

Fish oils have a lot of benefits for our bodies. Cod liver oil, in particular, is known to help with joint health while also being a good natural source of vitamin A and D. Omega 3 on the other hand supports vision, memory and brain function due to being rich in EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Why are there supplements with vitamin E?

You may have noticed that Omega 3 supplements will often have added vitamin E in their ingredient list. This is because fish supplements can become very quickly rancid once oxidised. The added antioxidant will not only stabilise the product but as it is also a fat soluble vitamin, this vitamin will be better absorbed when taken with omega 3 and 6 supplements.

Studies have shown that omega 3 supplements can slowly drain the body of vitamin E if the diet is not rich enough in this vitamin. This because poor quality omega supplements can oxidise in the body. To defends itself from potential damage caused by any free radicals, the body must counteract this with vitamins and minerals sourced from the diet. Studies have shown that some omega 3 supplements can drain the body of vitamin which is why it is always good to select a product that is natural stable such as Red Krill oil, or that has the added vitamin E.

How do I get my omega 3 and 6 if I’m on a plant based or vegan diet?

If you are vegan and therefore not able to source your omega complexes from fish supplements, you can get a good ratio of omega 6:3 from walnut oil, flaxseed, hemp, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. See our full list below. 

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Eskimo 3 with Vitamin E 250 capsules Eskimo 3 with Vitamin E 250 capsules

Stable fish body oil supplement with natural source vitamin E



Our Price £29.74  
 

Eskimo Kids Tutti Frutti 210ml Eskimo Kids Tutti Frutti 210ml

Natural fish oil and rapeseed oil with vitamins with tutti-frutti taste



Our Price £21.22  
 

Granovita Organic Evening Primrose Oil  260ml Granovita Organic Evening Primrose Oil 260ml

A rich and natural source of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)Omega 6 essential fatty acid


Organic, Vegetarian
Our Price £13.67 (£5.26 per 100ml)  
 

Granovita Organic Hemp Oil  260ml Granovita Organic Hemp Oil 260ml

Virgin cold pressed hemp oil, a rich & natural source of omega-3.


Gluten Free/Casein Free Diet, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Our Price £6.94 (£2.67 per 100ml)  
 

Granovita Organic Omega Blend Oil  260ml Granovita Organic Omega Blend Oil 260ml

A rich and natural source of Omega 3, 6 & 9


Organic, Vegetarian
Our Price £9.64 (£3.71 per 100ml)  
 

Granovita Organic Pumpkin Oil 260ml Granovita Organic Pumpkin Oil 260ml
Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Our Price £10.40 (£4.00 per 100ml)  
 

Granovita Organic Virgin Cold Pressed Flax Oil  260ml Granovita Organic Virgin Cold Pressed Flax Oil 260ml

A rich and natural source of Omega-3.


Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Our Price £9.11 (£3.50 per 100ml)  
 

Higher Nature Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg 180 capsules Higher Nature Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000mg 180 capsules

Omega 3 fish oil, rich in EPA & DHA.


Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Not Tested on Animals, Wheat Free, Yeast Free
Our Price £15.44  
 

Linwoods Milled Organic Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds 425g Linwoods Milled Organic Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds 425g

Milled organic sunflower & pumpkin seeds


Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Yeast Free
Our Price £5.93 (£1.40 per 100g)  
 

Optima Omega 3+6+9 120 capsules Optima Omega 3+6+9 120 capsules

Essential Fatty Acids needed for normal bodily functions



Our Price £15.91  
 

Pharma Nord Bio-Fish Oil, Lemon Flavour, 1000mg,160 Capsules Pharma Nord Bio-Fish Oil, Lemon Flavour, 1000mg,160 Capsules

Lemon Flavour fish oil



Our Price £13.13  
 

Viridian 100% Sustainable Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil 90c Viridian 100% Sustainable Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil 90c

100% Sustainable Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil in Softgels 90c

Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil is a premium fish oil that sets the benchmark for environmental sustainability, nutritional quality, as well as freshness and purity. The world’s first certified organic fish oil is now available in softgel capsules.


Organic
Our Price £20.00  
 

Viridian Vegan EPA & DHA Oil Viridian Vegan EPA & DHA Oil

A perfect blend of natural vegan oils to ensure you are getting enough omega'3 in your diet. Espeically ideal for children also following a vegan diet. 


Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Our Price £20.15  
 
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