There are so many fish oil supplements on the market. When you walk into a pharmacy, you can be bombarded with at least 30 different products. How do you know what to choose from? Here are the top 3 tips for choosing your Fish Oil Product:
- Do not be fooled by taking a handful of fish oil tablets! Long are the days when you need to be scoffing down 12 fish oil capsules to see a benefit. The good pharmaceutical grade fish oil supplements only require you to take 1-2 capsules per day. If you are a female, you will need around 410 mg of the key compounds EPA and DHA per day (this can be upwards of 600 mg if you are pregnant) and 600 mg a day if you are a male.
- Choose pharmaceutical grade fish oils not food grade. Pharmaceutical grade fish oils have gone through the same testing as prescription drugs. They have had there raw ingredients tested (source of the fish), the final products tested by a third party and then triple checked by the company itself. Food grade products have not gone through the same testing and cannot guarantee their quality/safety.
- Choose a fish oil with either Vitamin D or Vitamin E in it. These two vitamins are not just used for developing healthy bones or boosting you immune system. Fish oil itself is unstable and can become rancid when left in the sun or warm conditions (ever experienced that fishy, foul smell?). By adding these vitamins, the fish oil slows down the degradation process, meaning less harm to you.