If you’ve decided to take fish oil, you might be fishing for the right advice on how to start. If you’re caught up in the confusion, I’ll let you off the hook.
Most of my patients take fish oil for either improving heart health or improving their triglyceride levels. Food can help with other conditions.
It’s easy to look at how many grams to take, but the amount of EPA and DHA in each capsule is really the key. When shopping look for products that have passed independent quality tests to avoid unhealthy levels of mercury and other substances. I like Consumer Lab and USD.
Finally, shop around. Prices can vary dramatically. Although fish oil has numerous health benefits how much to take depends on why you are taking it. Before you start talk to your doctor so you’ll reel in the right dosage.
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