3 things you need to know about fish oil supplements
Fish oil is often hailed as a panacea, easing inflammation, aiding heart health, preventing eye disease, and boosting brainpower. But how much do you really know about this popular supplement? Candis health editor Karen Evennett shares three important things to look out for when shopping for daily dose…
Read the label
To benefit from your fish oil it should contain omega-3 fatty acids in daily doses containing 770mg EPA and 510mg DHA.
Which fish does it come from?
Sardines and anchovies are the best source of fish oil. They are free living, not farmed, and not high in mercury like some other fish.
Fish oils help other nutrients work harder
Research has shown that when omega-3 fatty acid concentrations, particularly DHA, are low, vitamin B has no effect on cognitive decline – but when omega-3 levels are in the upper normal range, B vitamins can effectively slow cognitive decline.