I’ve been taking Omega 3, 6 & 9 Fish oil supplements for the last 6 months and my supply has just run out. I decided I’d look into getting the best fish oil supplement which was easy to buy and not too expensive. And I also wanted to look into what makes a Fish Oil supplement good, and what might make them a waste of time!
I know I don’t eat enough oily fish or nuts, so a supplement is just an insurance policy which will hopefully get me to get all of the nutrients I need (along with my Centrum Multivitamin).
Based on this article in the Daily Mail… good Fish Oil supplements have high levels of EPA and DHA. So I’m going to opt for this version from Boots, on a 3 for 2 offer: Omega 3 Fish Oil 1300mg It’s their highest strength fish oil, and with their 3 for 2 offer, a capsule will come in at 13.8p each for 6 months supply. And if you’re wondering why I’m taking Omega 3 Fish Oil… here are some of the benefits:
- lowers blood triglyceride levels
- reduces the risk of heart attack
- reduces the risk of dangerous abnormal heart rhythms
- reduces the risk of strokes
- slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques
- lowers blood pressure