Omega-3's reduce inflammation in your body but also improve brain function, cholesterol levels, and cell membranes. Because not all fish oil supplements are created equal, and when I recommend such products to my clients, I tell them to look for several important markers of quality. The product needs to be ultrapure and virtually free of unwanted contaminants and it needs to deliver a full gram or more of EPA plus DHA per day and they need to be pharmaceutical grade. To encourage daily use, the product has to be convenient to take, and it should
have no fishy aftertaste (yes, there is such a product). And finally, I look for fish oil supplements that are fortified with vitamin D, an essential fat-soluble vitamin that too few of us get enough of. I consider fish oils to be next to essential for health, so I settle for nothing but the best.
at 5:28 AM on Oct. 24, 2008