Omega-3 supplements - which one is best?
Omega-3 is essential for good health and has been found to help everything from sore joints to heart health yet most of us don’t get enough. Most people are lacking in Omega-3 because they don’t have enough fish in their diet.
Omega-3s are found in food sources such as oily fish, chia seeds and flaxseed. The Heart Foundation recommends consuming 500mg of Omega-3 daily to reduce your risk of heart disease. From food sources, this would be a 150g serve of herring, silver perch, sardines, yellow-tail kingfish, salmon, oysters, canned salmon, or squid. But we all know working 150g of oily fish or seafood into your diet every day can be a challenge, so I have detailed some of the alternative supplements in the table below;
EPA - Eicosapentaenoic Acid
DHA - Docosahexaenoic Acid
ALA - Alpha-Linoleic Acid
Note – EPA and DHA are the ‘active’ ingredients of Omega-3.
Omega-3 does have a number of great benefits and can make a difference to your health. Ethical Nutrients High Strength Fish Oil is my Omega-3 supplement of choice. However, you should always take your own circumstances into consideration when choosing what is best for you.
Sophy Foreman has established a reputation in Western Australia as a leading High Performance Sports Dietitian. She currently pursues her passion in this area by working with a number of elite sports teams including; The Emirates Western Force, WA Rugby Academy, and The Perth Glory. She also worked for The Fremantle Dockers for six seasons (2005-2011).