What Are Omega Fatty Acids?
Omega fatty acid is a general term for a class of products. The main sources of such products are deep-sea fish and certain plants. Omega is mainly composed of 3 types of products:
- Omega 3
- Omega 3,6,9
- Omega 3,6,7,9
The number behind the above Omega refers to the chemical structure. Omega-3 is a long chain (more than 18 carbon atoms) connected by carbon and hydrogen atoms. There are 3-6 unsaturated bonds, also called double bonds. Because the first unsaturated Omega bond is located on the third carbon atom at the end of the methyl group, it is called Omega-3. From this, we know that the following 3, 6, and 9 refer to the position of the carbon atom.
Among them, Linolenic Acid, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Fish Oil, and flaxseed oil all belong to carbon atom 3. Palmitoleic acid belongs to carbon atom 7.
In addition, Omega has different MOQs for different formulations. The main reason is based on how many capsules can be made out of a barrel of crude oil 190kg.
What Are The Common Specifications For Fish Oil?
The crude oil used for making fish oil mainly comes from Peru, Chile and South Africa. Peru is the world’s largest supplier of raw fish oil. Due to the recent restrictions on the export of fish oil in Peru, the raw material of fish oil has continued to rise, from the original $3.4/kg to the current $11/kg.
The general specifications of simple fish oil soft capsules are EPA 18% and DHA 12%. It is mainly to detect these two contents. Of course, there is also high content, such as 50%, 25% and so on.
What Is The Relationship Between Omega-3 And Fish Oil?
Omega-3s have a wider range. But the core ingredients of fish oil include most of the Omega 3 components. Supplementing omega-3 does not have to be limited to fish oil. However, eating fish oil can effectively supplement Omega-3.
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