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The Vital Importance of Omega-3

The body needs omega-3s to develop and function optimally in every stage of life. There are more than 30,000 published studies on EPA and DHA, including more than 3,700 human clinical trials. The vast body of science associated with omega-3s supports consumption for overall wellness, including heart, brain and eye health.¹


What are EPA & DHA?

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are long-­chain omega-­3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-­3s) that are abundant in fish, shellfish, and some algae and genetically engineered plants.¹

What is the recommended daily intake of Omega-­3?

GOED recommends consuming 500mg of EPA and DHA per day for general health, and higher quantities for specific life stages or health conditions. Most of the global population consumes significantly less EPA and DHA than recommended. Consumers can learn more about EPA and DHA at

Dietary Omega 3 deficiency is a Global Issue³

Even the countries with the highest Omega-3 average consumption are only just over the ISSFAL⁴ Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of 500mg EPA&DHA⁵.

1. Albert C. et al (2002). Blood levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death. N Engl J Med, Vol. 346, n 15: 1113-1118
2. source: GOED;
3. Stark K. et al (2016). Global survey of the omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexanoic acid and eicosapentanoic acid in the blood stream of healthy adults. Progress in lipid research 63: 132-152 Adapted from Albert CM et al. N Engl J Med 2002;346:1113–8
4. ISSFAL - International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. It is the leading scientific society for the study of health benefits of Omega-3 and other essential fatty acids. It brings together the world's leading scientists, medical practitioners, R&D experts, educators and administrators involved in Omega-3. They collectively move the science of Omega-3 forward.
5. Hibbeln J. et al (2006) Am J Clin Nutr (83): 1483S-93S