Choosing an Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement
As many people looking out for their heart health know, a heart-healthy diet is often said to include fish. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least 2 times a week—particularly fatty fish such as salmon, herring, lake trout, mackerel, sardines and albacore tuna. However, some people don’t get enough Omega-3 fatty acids from food alone, so they choose to fill those gaps with supplements.
Consider these factors when choosing an omega-3 fish oil supplement:
- Supportive, but not conclusive, research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
- Some users of omega 3 fish oil supplements report having to deal with "fish burps." Reduce this problem by choosing supplements with an enteric coating. Bayer Pro Ultra Omega-3 has an enteric coating with ProGel technology that has been proven to reduce fish burps.
- Some supplements contain vitamins, such as D3, which can help support healthy blood pressure already within the normal range.*
- If you are on a gluten free diet, look for a gluten-free supplement.