If your health is a priority, you’ve probably considered using one of the most popular supplements: omega-3 fish oil.
I don’t blame you!
Fish oil has claims ranging from improving heart and brain health to treating symptoms of mood disorders like anxiety and depression. So it’s no mystery why fish oil is so popular!
For example, multiple studies link omega-3 supplementation with decreased anxiety – specifically, anxiety is reduced in people who consume 2g or more daily of omega-3 in the form of fish oil. ⠀
Multiple other studies show similar effects when used with clinical depression, and it’s known to help the brain heal from injury – which means that if you experience any level of mood disorder or have bonked your head, you should add a high-quality omega-3 to your daily supplement routine. ⠀
However, with so many potential benefits, it’s essential to set realistic expectations when using fish oil. It’s also important to get omega-3s in your diet as well – fish and seafood is your best bet for this, but you only have to consume 2 servings of omega-3 rich fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, or oysters to get the benefits.
PSA: It’s also been brought to my attention that there’s a MASSIVE sustainability issue with overfishing and krill and its impact on the marine ecosystem so steer clear and go for a high quality fish oil instead!
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