What type of fish oil should I take?

Capsules containing mercury-free omega-3 fatty acids from fish with 600 mg of omega-3s made up of 240 mg of EPA and 360 mg of DHA. This is the clear winner at this time based on volumes of recent studies. For the potential health benefits related to maintaining brain, heart, hearing and eye health, take 1 capsule daily if you’re not consuming 2-4 serving a week of fatty fish.

More info: Fish oils are fats found in fish with dark meat, including mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon, which are a rich source of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA), better known as omega-3 fatty acids. The two most studied omega-3 fatty acids are the 20-carbon eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and the 22-carbon docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are the primary compounds in fish oils that scientists attribute to the health benefits of fish consumption. And by the way, a recent published review concluded that there is extensive evidence from three decades of research that fish oils, or more specifically the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) contained in them, are beneficial for everyone. This includes healthy people as a supplement for disease prevention as well as those with heart disease — including post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients and those with heart failure, atherosclerosis, or atrial fibrillation.

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