Omega 3 Supplements and Vitamins

You would think omega 3 mostly comes from fish oil and therefore are the same, while the first statement is true the latter is not, because where the fish is raised is equally important and can influence the purity of Omega 3.

Let’s begin: Omega 3 can come from fresh, wild-caught fish, not farm-raised, which are claimed to be better than farm raised fish, ex, salmon. Other companies claim that fish oil coming from sardines and mackerel are healthier.

To refine the oil some companies, use a processing called: molecular distillation. It is quick, at the lowest possible temperature, to preserve the purity of every drop. They claim that this process creates the perfect ratio of EPA to DHA, two very important terms which we will touch later. For now just remember that EPA and DHA help the body absorb omega 3, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is one of several omega-3 fatty acids. It is found in cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon. It is also found in fish oil supplements, along with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3 fatty acids are part of a healthy diet that helps lower risk of heart disease.

The coat of the capsule is also very important, and many companies invest heavy in preserving the omega 3 as longer as possible. A special coat also helps the fish oil have a lesser fishy aftertaste and make even make the pill burpless. Some companies use gelatin and others use glycerin.

Supportive research has found that fish oil containing EPA and DHA omega-3s may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Fish oil has also been found to decrease heart inflammation. Others have pointed out that fish oil may help the joints, eyes and brain

Fish oil contains mercury a heavy metal which can lead to serious problems, this why it is important to note that your supplements have been carefully process and purified, some companies employ state of the art purification, consult your pharmacist or doctor on your fish oil supplement.

Krill oil also contains EPA and DHA omega 3, along with Astaxanthin, astaxanthin serves as an antioxidant, companies claim that krill oil is better than fish oil while others state that Antarctic krill oil is superior and healthier. Krill oil also differs to fish oil since it does leave a fishy aftertaste. Research also shows Americans don’t get enough omega 3 from their food.

EPA and DHA work together and they may help reduce inflammation and the risk of coronary heart disease.