Author: Greg Yau
One of the most popular dietary supplements in the general public, Omega 3 fish oil is the bright yellow pill that everyone seems to be supplementing.
What is it? How does it work?
Fish oil pills contain fatty acids extracted from fatty or oily fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines. Fish oils contain a high amount of vitamins A and D and Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids aid in controlling blood clotting and support the building of cell membranes throughout the body (1). When located in a cell membrane, its long and flexible structure also allows for a better flow of nutrients and wastes to enter and exit the cell, while also preventing wastes from re-entering the cell. Another benefit of omega-3 is anti-inflammation, as it works to block multiple inflammation pathways in the cell (1). Overall, it is beneficial in improving heart health, brain functions, eye health, bone health, joint health, and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia.
My opinion: Is it worth the money?
The body does not produce Omega-3 fatty acids by itself, so you would have to get it from food or supplements. Unless you are already eating a serving of fatty fish every day, supplementing your diet with Omega-3 fish oil pills seems like a pretty good idea, due to its long list of benefits and overall safety.
- Sports Research omega-3 fish oil
- Optimum Nutrition Enteric-Coated Fish Oil Softgels
- Life Extension Super Omega-3 Plus