While generally safe,too much fishoil can increase your risk of bleeding and might suppress your immune response. Take fish oil supplements under a doctor’s supervision.
People also ask
Should you take fish oil or other supplements?
Other supplements that are the same idea as fish oil, meaning they檙e supposed to have the same benefits and can have the same drawbacks, are krill oil, DHA/EPA, algae oil, and good old-fashioned cod liver oil. Why would anyone want to take fish oil? The reason people take fish oil is for the special set of omega-3 fatty acids: DHA and EPA.
Should you take fish oil for heart health?
Millions of Americans swallow an amber-colored capsule of fish oil each day, lured by its alleged health benefits. In the supplement aisle of most pharmacies, supermarkets, and big-box stores, the shelves are crowded with different brands of fish oil supplements (see Fish oil: A brief history). Many tout benefits for the heart.
What’s so special about fish oil?
What so special about fish oil? It loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. These must come from food, since our bodies can make them. The two-key omega-3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines are rich in these omega-3s.
When is the best time to take fish oil?
The best time to take fish oil is therefore whenever you are likely to 1) remember to take it, and 2) be able to take it with food and water. For almost all of you, this will mean taking your fish oil supplement with breakfast.