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Top Fish Oil Products* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: Fish Oil (commonly derived from salmon) is a source of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). READ MORE...USED FOR: General Health, Brain Health, Cognitive Function, Memory, Focus, Attention, ADHD, Mood, Depression, Anxiety, Cardiovascular Health, Cholesterol, Stroke, PMS and Anti-Aging.MECHANISM: Fish Oil is used to correct the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fatty acids in the Western diet. Omega-3's play an important role in brain and heart health. READ MORE...DOSAGE: 250 - 2,000mg per day; Taken 1-3 times per day with meals.SIDE EFFECTS: Well tolerated with few reported side effects at appropriate dosages. May cause a fishy odor of the breath, loose stools, diarrhea, stomach discomfort and increased heavy metal levels with long-term use.INTERACTIONS: Anti-Coagulant Drugs; Anti-Diabetes Drugs; Orlistat; May interact with supplements that inhibit platelet aggregation or that lower blood glucose levels.RELATED SUPPLEMENTS: Krill Oil, Alpha Linolenic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Choline, Co-Enzyme Q10, Grape Seed Extract, Resveratrol, Pterostilbene, PycnogenolTop Fish Oil Supplements
- Reduces signs of aging & inflammation
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What is best brand of high potency DHA fish oil? Where can i get the most DHA from nature? Thank you.
If you’re looking for the best source of DHA, I would recommend Krill Oil. In research studies, Krill Oil has been shown to be better absorbed in the body than Fish Oil as it is bound to phospholipids in the latter but not the former.
Krill oil has better absorption, but the amount of DHA in a capsule is tiny. Surely the best thing is to choose a natural tryglceride omega 3 with a high DHA content? Natural Triglyceride omega 3’s have much better absorption than ethyl esters.
It depends on the source of “Natural Triglyceride omega 3’s.” With Fish oil, there is higher than ideal mercury content. Some fish oil products have less shelf-life stability and different product analyses have shown high rates of rancidity.
Krill oil is also a natural source of astaxanthin – which is the main reason I use Krill Oil instead of Fish Oil.
In terms of DHA/EPA ratio, the optimal ratio will depend on the reasons why you’re supplementing. I’ve heard such a range of opinions on the optimal ratio from experts in the field, so I don’t think there is yet agreement on the best ratio for general use.
Also, the researchers I’ve talked to who have done clinical trials with fish oils and Omega 3’s have all said that absorption is so high with these supplements that it shouldn’t be the primary factor when considering a source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Happy to hear your thoughts and any research you have. :)