26- May-2021

5 Tips to choose best Omega3 Fish Oil Capsules

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Dt. Kamna Desai
Dietitian Indu Vaishnavi.R
- M.sc Food and Nutrition (Gold Medalist),
Corporate Dietitian,
Certified Food Safety Auditor (ISO 22000:2018)

Omega3 fatty acids are good fats that cannot be synthesized by the body and obtained from dietary sources or supplements. Fish oil capsules are the prime source of Omega3 fats with two active ingredients (EPA & DHA).

The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) are the “dynamic duo” for maintaining healthy heart and brain functions. The major sources of EPA and DHA are marine fishes like mackerel, salmon, sardine, and tuna. These fatty acids support,

  • Improve brain function, eyesight (retina) and development of nervous system.
  • Help to maintain normal triglyceride levels.

This article gives you quick overview to purchase the best omega3 fish oil capsules to ensure healthier option and quality omega3 is derived from your product.

What to look for?

Fish oil is extracted from the tissues of fatty fish using various processing methods and compressed in the form of soft gel capsules for consumption. Among various brands in the market, choose the best omega3 fish oil capsules based on the following criteria:

  • Type of omega-3 (EPA and DHA)
  • Amount of omega-3
  • Form of omega-3
  • Purity and authenticity
  • Freshness of the capsules
  • Sustainability

Tip 1: Type and form of Omega 3: -

All the omega 3 fats are not natural and does not provide equal health benefits, therefore the type and form of omega3 fatty acids present in the fish oil capsules matters a lot. The form of fatty acids to search for in omega3 fish oil capsules is, EPA and DHA in triglyceride form unlike ethyl ester, for better absorption and to maintain essential functions in the body.

Tip 2: Amount of Omega 3: -

Another important factor for the quality fish oil is the concentration of the fatty acids present in it. Make sure to check what percentage of EPA and DHA the supplement contains, to ensure a high-quality product with a powerful dose of healthy fatty acids.
Best Source Nutrition’s Fish oil is a natural triglyceride extracted from healthy deep sea sardine fish. Each serving of 1200 mg of omega3 fish oil capsule provides 360 mg total of EPA, DHA & other omega 3 fatty acids per serving.

Tip 3: Purity and authenticity: -

Omega3 fatty acids from a known brand that shows quality test parameters as per FSSAI on packaging will gives idea of purity and quality of Omega 3 Fish oil Capsules. Check for authenticity of the product, read the label to ensure that the Fish Oil is free from trans-fat and cholesterol, to know more about the nutritional aspects and dosage of the product.

Tip 4: Freshness of the capsules: -

Check for the product details such as use by date, storage instructions and most importantly the odor of the fish oil capsules. If the omega3 fish oil capsules have fishy smell or rancid – it is not fresh anymore. To prevent oxidation and the oil from going rancid, the product should contain antioxidant and stabilizer such as vitamin E or TBHQ which gives its characteristic golden yellow color.

Best Source Nutrition’s omega3 fish oil capsules are soft gels in the natural triglyceride form, that enhances the absorption of fatty acids in the body. It also has:

  • No fishy smell
  • No burping
  • Free from Heavy Metals, PCBs, & Dioxins - Careful extraction and purification processes ensure that the fish oil is free from heavy metals, dioxins, and PCBs to meet high quality parameters.

Tip 5: Sustainability: -

When reading best and quality omega3 fish oil labels, be sure to choose a supplement with a high concentration of EPA and DHA and that has purity and sustainability certifications. Best Source Nutrition’s best omega3 fish oil is Laboratory tested to meet strict quality control standards for potency and purity. Purified to eliminate mercury, no artificial color, no shellfish, and sodium free.

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