Need a boost to your health and alertness this week? Consider taking some fish oil, an especially rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can also be found in flaxseeds, walnuts and dark leafy green vegetables. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids (including EPA and DHA) have been shown to support overall wellness including brain, joint, eye and especially heart health.
In addition to heart health, Omega-3s can support healthy glucose levels, healthy cholesterol levels and may support the way the body responds to stress in a non-harmful way.
If you haven’t already started, including a daily Omega 3 Fish Oil supplement into your diet may be a good idea. We have rounded up three of the best and highly-rated supplements on the market that make taking fish oil quick, easy and effective. (It is important to consult your doctor or health professional about whether you should start and how much to take).
These popular brands contain only premium quality ingredients, meaning 100% non-GMO, fresh wild-caught fish, are all highly refined and pure to remove toxins, and maybe most importantly, are designed for optimal absorption of the essential fatty acids thus resulting in no fishy aftertaste, smell or burps.
1. Dr Tobias Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements
Dr. Tobias’s Fish Oil Supplements come from only fresh, wild-caught fish, giving you up to three times more Omega-3 fatty acids in every serving. These capsules are designed for better absorption of the essential fatty acids with their enteric coating and have no fishy aftertaste.
PROS: This fish oil uses molecular distillation to remove heavy metals, PCBs and other toxins, producing an oil with virtually zero contaminants.
CONS: If you are allergic to or trying to stay away from soy, another option might be better.
2. Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Soft Gels
The Nordic Naturals Omega Soft Gels contains just enough omega-3s in one serving to exceed the daily recommended dose by the American Heart Association. In addition, these gels come in the triglyceride molecular form which is the form naturally found in fish and the one your body most easily absorbs. They also contain concentrated EPA and DHA for optimal absorption.
PROS: Nordic Naturals Fish Oil fish are wild caught, sustainably sourced and omega-rich from the freshest catch.
CONS: These capsules have a lemon flavor which might not be appealing to some people.
3. Arazo Nutrition Omega-3 Fish Oil
Arazo Nutrition Omega Fish Oil contains a higher EPA and DHA level than many other brands at 2,250 mg. These ultra pure and refined capsules are purified with molecular distillation to remove all heavy metals, mercury and other toxins and are made with 100% wild, ocean-caught fish.
PROS: These are odorless and easy to swallow without any fishy burps.
CONS: There is a recommended serving size of three pills which might seem excessive to some.