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What is fish oil good for?
Fish oils contain a significant amount of omega 3s, which are known to promote heart, brain, vision, joint, immune, mood, and overall health. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends we eat at least two 3.5-ounce servings of fatty fish weekly. If we don't consume and adequate amount of fish on a regular basis, an omega-3 fish oil supplement may be a great option.
What are omega-3s and omega-6s?
The typical American diet is high in oemga-6 from poultry, eggs, nuts, vegetable oils, and seed oils, and low in omega-3s from foods like fish and calamari. As a result, the average American consumes an inadequate amount of EPA and DHA. Health professionals recommend we receive a better balance of omega-6s to omega-3s for optimal health. While our body can convert ALA to EPA and DHA, conversion efficiency is very low. Those who eat fish or take fish oil bypass the need for extra conversion and experience immediate benefits.
What are the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?
There have been more than 40,000 published studies on the health benefits of omega-3s. Omega-3s are shown to promote heart, brain, vision, joint, and immune health. And when taken during pregnancy and breastfeeding, omega-3s, specifically DHA, support healthy brain and vision development, and nervous system function.
What is the best source of fish oil?
There are several great sources that can help us take advantage of fish oil benefits:
- Mackerel - 5,134 mg per 3.5 ounces
- Cod Liver Oil - 2,682 mg per tablespoon
- Herring - 2,366 mg per 3.5 ounces
- Salmon - 2,260 mg per 3.5 ounces
- Anchovies - 2,113 mg per 3.5 ounces
But if you don’t receive enough omega-3s through diet alone, Carlson offers a variety of omega-3 options, including forms, strengths, and flavors for the whole family.
How long does it take for fish oil to work?
Once we begin incorporating more fish and/or fish oil supplements into our diet, our body’s omega-3 levels will gradually build up. However, it can take anywhere from 1 to 6 months before we start noticing the desired fish oil benefits such as a healthier mood.
Can I take fish oil supplements daily?
Yes. However, when it comes to daily use there isn’t an “official” recommendation for dosage. Most experts agree we should consume at least 500 mg of omega-3s daily for cardiovascular system function and optimal wellness. Others recommend supplementation around 1,000 mg of omega-3s daily.
With Carlson easy online ordering and our freshness guarantee, along with the ability to get a variety of high-quality nutritional supplements, such as amino acids, all in one place, we can be sure we’re meeting our daily intake of the most beneficial nutritional supplements.
What kind of fish oil supplements does Carlson offer?
Carlson offers a wide selection of fish oil supplements. Whether you’re looking for liquid, single-serving packets, cod liver oil gem options, formulas for babies or teens, salmon oil, or DHA or EPA specifically, we have what you need (and more), along with a variety of dosing and mg options to choose from.