How To Choose a Fish Oil Supplement That Fits Your Lifestyle
Do you take a fish oil supplement? How do you narrow down which one to take?
When taking supplements there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some questions that I tell my friends and family to ask themselves before choosing a fish oil supplement that fits their lifestyle.
Do you have any concerns about the health of your heart?
Generally, fish oil supports heart health because it’s high in Omega-3 EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA are the superior Omega-3s for heart health because it helps support cognitive health and/or brain function and helps maintain/support cardiovascular health. Check out these products: GNC Fish Oil 1000, GNC Fish Oil 1000 (soft gels) and GNC Fish Oil Triple Strength.
Do you exercise regularly?
If you’re exercising regularly then your muscles and joints will thank you if you’re supplementing them with what they need to stay healthy. There are nutrients that can help repair the damage that occurs during exercise, which is one of the biggest reasons people seek out nutritional support from supplements. Omega-3, EPA and DHA, are found in fatty fish like salmon, algae and krill. The body can use these fatty acids as energy during endurance training. Not getting enough good fatty acids can hinder exercise performance and recovery.
How often do you eat fish or get your omega-3 intake?
According to Canada’s food guide, the recommended cooked fish, shellfish, poultry, lean meat intake per day should be 75g (2 ½ oz.) / 125mL (½ cup). It is recommended by Canada’s food guide to have at least two food guide servings of fish each week. If you’re not meeting this guideline or coming close to it, adding a supplement will allow you to get there.
HumJK – Lifestyle Blogger
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