Fish Oil Supplements - which brands are best?
Do you wonder whether you should be taking omega-3 fish oil supplements?
If you eat oily seafood several times a week along with a varied diet of fresh whole foods you may already be consuming enough of the so-called “essential” fatty acids.
However because of the degraded nature of processed modern
food most of us have diets deficient in vital omega-3 fatty acids. Eating the wrong type of fats and oils can
actually have the effect of displacing the “good” essential oils in the
These days many nutritionists, natural therapists,
researchers and doctors are recommending omega-3 fish oil supplements
variety of health conditions and basic health maintenance. Fish
oil supplements have been shown to help improve
arthritis, joint mobility and depression.
There are also clear links showing fish oils can help prevent heart
disease and vision problems. Because omega-3 oils are
important for the development and maintenance of brain and nerve
tissue, it is recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers as
well as young children.
Why not just take good old Cod Liver Oil?
Cod Liver Oil is a good source of Vitamin A and
Vitamin D. It is not necessarily a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. If you think you may need Vitamin A
or Vitamin D talk first with a good doctor or naturopath because it is
possible to overdose in some situations.
If you want to ensure you are getting optimal levels of omega-3 oils then buy a supplement designed specifically for this purpose.
Choosing a top quality Omega-3 Fish Oil supplement
There are so many brands and some of them are definitely best avoided. Rancid, oxidised fish oils are
actually toxic. It can be confusing
wading through all the competing claims and information from different
Consumer Magazine report on Fish Oil Supplements
Click on the above link to download a report on fish oil supplements published by the New Zealand Consumer magazine. This is a highly reputable magazine that has a long track record of thorough investigations into common consumer products. We copied this report to our website, because we beleive this is such valuable information for youto have.
Parts of this report contain information specific to New Zealand, but wherever you are in the world, if you are interested in fish oils you will find this useful. It outlines all the issues you need to be aware of.
Some of the top brands mentioned are available worldwide. I have heard good reports about the company “Nordic Naturals” from several sources - as well as in this Consumer Magazine report. Oils for Life is a New Zealand product that has also been recommended to me. Their products appear to be high quality and good value.