In Response to Re: omega 3 pills?:
In Response to omega 3 pills? : The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating 2 servings of fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna) per week. Consuming omega-3s through your diet is preferred over taking a supplement. Other sources of omega-3s include nuts & seeds (such as walnuts, flaxseed and chia seed) and vegetable oils (e.g. canola, soybean, flaxseed/linseed and olive). A fish oil supplements may be a good alternative to getting more omega-3 fats in the diet. The American Heart Association recommends at least 500 mg DHA and EPA from fish or supplements for most Americans, and 1,000 mg for people with pre-existing heart disease. Taking a fish oil supplement may have side effects and may interact with medications, so always check with your physician before using omega-3 supplements. Also remember to purchase a supplement with the USP seal (United States Pharmacopoeia), to assure dose and active ingredients. Please feel free to let me know if you have additional questions, or feel free to consult with your local Hy-Vee dietitian. The information is not intended as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for individual advice.
Posted by Alexandra Economy, RD, LD
What are some brands that have the 1,000 mg? I am not able to find any. Any suggestions? Thanks!