It usually comes from oily fish, such as herring, tuna, anchovies, and mackerel. Yet it’s sometimes produced from the livers of other fish, as is the case with cod liver oil.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends eating 1–2 portions of fish per week. This is because the omega-3 fatty acids in fish provide many health benefits, including protection against a number of diseases.

However, if you don’t eat 1–2 servings of fish per week, fish oil supplements can help you get enough omega-3s.

Around 30% of fish oil is made up of omega-3s, while the remaining 70% is made up of other fats. What’s more, fish oil usually contains some vitamin A and D.

It’s important to note that the types of omega-3s found in fish oil have greater health benefits than the omega-3s found in some plant sources.

The main omega-3s in fish oil are eicosatetraenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), while the omega-3 in plant sources is mainly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

1. May Support Heart Health

2. May Help Treat Certain Mental Disorders

3. May Aid Weight Loss

4. May Support Eye Health

5. May Reduce Inflammation

6. May Support Healthy Skin

7. May Support Pregnancy and Early Life

8. May Reduce Liver Fat

9. May Improve Symptoms of Depression

10. May Improve Attention and Hyperactivity in Children

11. May Help Prevent Symptoms of Mental Decline

12. May Improve Asthma Symptoms and Allergy Risk

13. May Improve Bone Health

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