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The Importance of Supplementing Omega 3’s with Fish Oil

Fish oil supplements are among the most popular sellers in our store, and for a good reason. Oily fish like cod, anchovies, and sardines are known as being some of the healthiest protein sources because they are rich in nutrients like omega 3’s, DHA, and EPA. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for most of us to eat enough of these foods to really see the benefits of them, so many people choose to supplement them instead.

Here are a few reasons why you may consider adding a high-quality fish oil supplement into your routine:

  1. Heart Health

    Some studies show that taking a fish oil supplement may support heart health. It has been proven that people who eat large amounts of fish have lower rates of heart disease. It is also believed to support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

    2. Brain Health

    Did you know that your brain is made up of over 50% fat? It is no surprise, then, that omega 3’s are extremely important for healthy brain function. To support brain health, it is often recommended to take 1,000 to 3,000 mg. of fish oil per day.

    3. Eye Health

    Omega 3’s are also known to support eye health. According to an article about eye health, omega 3 fatty acid can alleviate symptoms of dry eye and improve eye surface conditions.

    4. Pregnancy

    It can support a healthy pregnancy and early life. According to Healthline, omega 3’s are important for growth and development. It is also believed that a mother who takes a fish oil supplement while breastfeeding may improve hand-eye-coordination in infants.

    5. Skin Health

    Omega 3’s are also essential for supporting healthy skin. Some skin conditions, like psoriasis and dermatitis, have been shown to improve after using a fish oil supplement. Our staff especially loves the Nordic Naturals’ Omega Woman for skin health. It contains primrose oil, which is known for balancing hormones and therefore reducing hormonal acne.

How do I choose the right fish oil?

First, you should decide whether you want to take your fish oil in the form of a liquid or a soft gel. Some people who are on the market for a fish oil worry about the taste. Our brands have a natural citrus taste that covers any unpleasant fishy taste. Plus, they won’t leave you with “fishy burps,” like some fish oil brands are known to do.

Next, think about your individual concerns. Do you have trouble with vision? Try the Omega Vision by Nordic Naturals. Are you pregnant or nursing? Try the Prenatal DHA. We offer a wide selection of condition-specific fish oil supplements, so consider those and go from there.

Generally speaking, the average adult is recommended to take around 2,000 mg of fish oil per day. If you have a health condition, a doctor may advise you to find something at a higher dose. Shop our wide selection of fish oil supplements here!

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