What Do You Need To Know About Fish Oil?
Why Take Fish Oil?
Dietary supplements are all the rage and fish oil supplements are right up there amongst the most popular. But what do they do for us?
As their name suggests, essential fatty acids are necessary for us to maintain good health. We don’t produce them naturally so we need them in our diet.
The problem is that the typical American diet is out of balance. Consumption of two of these fatty acids, Omega 3 and Omega 6, should be roughly equal.
It should be but it isn’t. Estimates range form 10 to 20 times more Omega 6 in the average diet. Whatever the actual figure, we need to cut down Omega 6 and increase Omega 3.
I believe that the most effective and controlled way to do this is by the use of a good quality fish oil supplement. You can read more about why that is on the other pages of this site.
Alternatives to Fish Oil
Not everyone agrees about the benefits of fish oil. Some because they are vegetarian and cannot eat fish products.
Some people have concerns about safety. These concerns are also addressed on this site.
Of course there are those that just have a preference for another option.
You might like to try the links on the left.