Fish oil is one of the most valuable supplements there is. It contains essential long chain omega3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA). Hundreds of studies suggest that omega-3s may provide some benefits to a wide range of diseases: cancer, asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Fish oil supports the immune system, lowers triglycerides, improves insulin sensitivity and metabolic function, supports brain health, and has a surprising benefit for women who want to lose weight.
How much fish oil should you take? Reputable sources advise taking 1200-1600mg EPA and 600-800mg DHA, which may provide substantial benefits to most adults. This would be 3-4 1g softgels per day of a high quality product. These doses can combat chronic low level or “silent” inflammation.
Doses should be divided and taken with meals for best absorption.
Note: Some situations may make it necessary to avoid these supplements without a doctor’s approval.