OMEGA-UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS – THEIR PRESENCE IN THENUTRITIONAL REGIME FOR THE PREVENTION OF CERTAIN SOCIALLY SIGNIFICANT DISEASES
10-HJPV3(1)-2022 Original Article
Keywords:Omega fatty acids, diseases, nutritional diet, chromatographic method
The essential fatty acids provide normal biological functions of the human body and are an important part of the dietary intake in the prophylaxis and prevention of various diseases cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, arthritis, asthma, and autoimmune disorders. In this study, we present the results of a survey on the intake of dietary supplements containing omega-unsaturated fatty acids in addition to the diet to prevent some socially significant diseases. As a result of the survey, to satisfy the respondents' desire regarding the quality of the food supplements offered, we have developed a gas chromatographic method. The results of the study highlight the benefits of taking omega-3 unsaturated fatty acid among different age groups for a better quality of life. We also offer a fast and reliable analytical method to verify the quality and safety of the food supplements on the market in Bulgaria.