What is it?
Research indicates omega-3s reduce inflammation, and may help reduce the risk and symptoms of a variety of disorders influenced by inflammation. These may include heart attack, stroke, several forms of cancer and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
How to take?
Take a product that provides 700 to 1,000 mg of EPA and 200 to 500 mg of DHA daily.
What and where to buy?
Choose a supplement brand that has been independently tested and guaranteed to be free of heavy metals such as mercury and lead, and other environmental toxins including polychlorinated biphenyls, also known as PCBs. Ascenta is one of such brands.
Because they can affect blood clotting, use fish oil supplements cautiously if you’re taking any anticoagulant drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin), have had a hemorrhagic stroke, or are scheduled for surgery. People with allergies to fish should avoid fish-derived omega-3 capsules.