Omega 3 Supplements

Omega 3 fatty acids are not really sports supplements, but since they are important for normal growth and health, I added them in this section. Benefits of Omega-3 have been known since the 1930s, but omega-3 supplements have just become popular in the last couple of years. Omega 3 fatty acids can help lowering blood pressure, are good for the heart, brain function, skin and hair and possibly play an important role in cancer prevention. Find more sports nutrition related topics at nutrition main, or click here to learn more about sports supplements.

Description: Omega 3 Supplements

  • Benefits/Uses of Omega 3
    • High cholesterol
    • High blood pressure
    • Heart disease
    • Brain function
    • Cancer prevention
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Skin disorders
    • Osteoporosis
    • Inflammations in general
    • Lupus - (SLE)
    • Menstrual pain
    • Asthma
    • Diabetes
    • Depression
  • There are different types of omega 3 fatty acids, but the most important/beneficial ones are Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Most supplements contain slightly more EPA than DHA.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in fish (salmon, tuna, halibut), seafood (including algae and krill), plants, and nut oils.
  • Omega 3 supplements cost between 10 and 30 USD.

Advice: Omega 3 Supplements

  • Most omega 3 supplements are made from fish oil, but if you are allergic to fish or are a vegetarian, you can also buy plant source omega-3's
  • Do not take more than 3 grams per day (from capsules) without the supervision of a health care provider => increased risk of bleeding. You should not take Omega 3 supplements if you bruise easily, have a bleeding disorder, or take blood-thinning medications.