It took a global pandemic, but we've finally had a wake-up call when it comes to our health and wellbeing.
The impact of 2020 on all aspects of our health cannot be understated. Physically, mentally and emotionally, it has been a wearying one, and as we enter the new year, people are determined to do everything they can to protect themselves and their loved ones from getting sick.
While we wait for the COVID-19 vaccine to be rolled out to the masses, there are no quick fixes or magic panaceas that can guarantee optimal health, but there are steps that we can take in our daily routines that will help to support our immune system and feel like our healthiest selves all year long.
Taking Eskimo®-3 supplements is one such step, and with the range available in health food stores, pharmacies and online on Eskimo3.ie, there's no reason not to stock up.
Eskimo®-3 is a range of unique stable fish oil supplements, containing a healthy balance of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Omega-3 fatty acids have been well studied for their role in supporting many systems in the body, including cardiovascular, cognitive and visual health. With its high amounts of EPA and DHA, research has shown that Eskimo®-3 can also help to maintain healthy blood pressure and reduce blood triglycerides, further supporting cardiovascular health.
Omega 3s are essential for the structure and function of the brain. They are needed at every stage of life, from conception and throughout pregnancy to support a growing baby’s brain and retina, through childhood for learning and development, for balanced mood at any age and right through into older age to preserve cognitive function. The original Eskimo®-3 is rich in omega-3 DHA and contains no vitamin A, making it an ideal supplement prior to conception, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A perhaps lesser-known benefit of taking Eskimo®-3 supplements is that, as well as being rich in Omega-3, most of the products within the range have vitamin D too. The sunshine vitamin plays a vital role in bone and muscle health, however, due to the latitude at which we live here in Ireland, chances are that most of us are deficient in the vitamin.
A new study, carried out by researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin has pointed to a link between lower levels of vitamin D and the severity of infection in those who contract Covid-19. The research highlights the key role of vitamin D in the body’s immune response to fight infection. In a press statement, TILDA principal investigator Prof Rose Anne Kenny said: “Vitamin D has many benefits for bone and muscle health and the immune system, in addition to a potentially critical role in suppression of the severe pro-inflammatory response which characterises severe COVID-19 complications. Taking supplements of 800-1000 iu per day will ensure normal blood values.”
Available in capsule, liquid, chewable and flavoured varieties, there is an Eskimo®-3 supplement for everyone, and the range is suitable for all ages.
Eskimo®-3's story began when two Danish physicians, while working in Greenland, noticed that the indigenous Eskimos seemed practically immune to heart disease and linked their health to their diet of oily fish which are rich naturally rich in beneficial fatty acids.
To that end, the manufacturers of Eskimo®-3 knew it was important to use only the highest quality fish oil available from fully traceable, sustainable sources. Recently, Eskimo®-3 was awarded a 'Friend of the Sea' certification, in recognition of its commitment to sustainable fishing practices. This means that not only is Eskimo®-3 one the purest and most stable omega-3 fish oil available, it is also one of the most environmentally friendly fish oils on the market!
Eskimo®-3 product's packaging is also 100 per cent recyclable; the boxes are made using cardboard, the bottles from amber glass and the lids from PP plastic.
How To Take Yours
89% of Irish people are not consuming sufficient oily fish, but taking an Omega-3 rich fish oil supplement like Eskimo®-3 daily can help you ensure that you get enough. And apart from supporting your heart, brain, joints, immune system, bones, and skin, Omega-3s can also reduce depression and anxiety.
What better way to fight the winter blues?
There are tonnes of ways you can get creative with taking yours too. Try the Eskimo®-3 Liquid in a morning smoothie or yoghurt, drizzle it on salads or over fish for lunch, or keep the Eskimo-3 Extra Capsules in your handbag when on the go.
Search the hashtag #HowDoYouTakeYours on social for other delicious ways to get your daily dose of Ireland's most trusted Omega-3 Supplement.