NOTE: This is a pretty well written article about the good and bad of fish oil supplements. In particular, a discussion about toxins like mercury and PCBs. Not 100% accurate, but worth reading. For the best quality supplements, I always recommend: concentrated triglyceride form from small fish (like anchovies), molecularly distilled, pharmaceutical grade, IFOS-certified. Here’s the article and the link to the whole thing:
You’ve been told to take it for everything from heart and brain health to supple skin and eye disorders. Heck, you even take it to ease sore joints and ease both depression and anxiety.
You hear terms like ALA, EPA, and DHA, as well as three versus six versus nine. And, if you are really in tune, you may even read about mercury toxicity, proper ratios, and environmental sustainability.
In fact, you take this must-have supplement daily, maybe even several times a day. But, what exactly are you taking?
Are you choking down toxins, taking a product made from a poor-quality or ineffective source, or maybe even destroying the environment in your quest for optimum health?
In short, are you truly supplementing your health or simply lining some manufacturer’s pockets?