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8 Fish Supplements You Need To Know About
There are lots of guides and listicles out there, designed to make our lives significantly better. While we can’t compete with ‘28 Ingenious Inventions You and Your Dog Need In Your Life’, we truly believe that our guide to the best fish supplements in 2019 provides just as much value.
How else would you know what Omega-3 supplement is best for your health, amongst the congested sea of health products?
It’s a tough task, which is why we’ve curated a shortlist of our favourite Omega-3 sources. So strap yourself in because you’re about to find out the best fish oil capsules and supplements of 2019 to help you live your healthiest life.
Before we talk supplements and recommended intake, we’d like to point out that our selection is drawn exclusively from high-quality, trusted Australian vitamin brands.
- Nature's Way Fish Oil Tablets
Good things come in threes- like the amount of alarm snoozes on a weekday, or
Omega-3s, sourced from Nature’s Way Fish Oil Tablets.
They’re not only great for keeping your overall health in check, but they’re a great way to maintain your cardiovascular wellbeing, brain and eye function and provide lots of nutrients during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Blackmores Fish Oil Mini Caps
There are two types of people in this world - those who swallow tablets with water, and those who do it. If you’re one of the superhumans who go without, feel free to skip this part, because Fish Oil Mini Caps are especially made for those who need help getting those supplements down.
With the same benefits of regular fish oil tablets, only smaller, these guys are great for maintaining heart, brain and eye health, while reducing inflammation and joint swelling.
Two capsules a day with food is recommended, unless professionally advised otherwise.
- Herbs of Gold Natural Salmon Oil
When it comes to treating your skin, it can often feel like there are more ointments and creams in the world than there are people. Fortunately, when it comes to supplements, we’re pretty set on just one: Herbs of Gold Natural Salmon Oil.
It’s great for relieving minor skin conditions and irritations, dry skin and helps relieve symptoms of eczema. In addition, it can help soothe overall osteoarthritis pain, reduce joint inflammation, swelling from arthritis and even help with blood circulation to your legs, hands and feet.
Each capsule has about 300mg of Omega-3 marine triglycerides which equates to 180g of EPA and 120 mg DHA, so we recommend 1-2 capsules, three times daily, unless prescribed professionally.
- Blackmores Omega Brain
This one’s for all you aspiring brainiacs out there. Blackmores Omega Brain provides the concentrated omega-3 acid DHA - the essential fat for strengthening brain structure.
A dose of 1 capsule twice a day can boost your brain’s transmission of signals, improve mental and cognitive function, and simply help your brain continue to run like a well-oiled machine.
- Swisse High Strength Deep Sea Krill Oil
If you haven’t heard of Krill Oil yet, that’s okay - you haven’t been living under a rock, or a deep pile of listicles. It’s a rather new addition to the category of Omega-3 oils, that comes from small crustaceans in the Antarctic Southern Ocean, a.k.a the little creatures that whales eat.
Similar to fish oil, it helps ease arthritis symptoms, and improves your heart, brain and eye health, but it also contains the antioxidant astaxanthin.
- Pharmacy Care Wild Krill
Aside from being a whale’s go-to entree, main and dessert, Krill is also the main ingredient of Pharmacy Care’s Wild Krill Oil. We love it for its extra strength formula that helps your heart and joint health, and reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
You’re best to take 1 to 2 capsules daily unless directed otherwise.
- Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold
When you’re carrying a whole other person inside of you, you’re going to need more than just the usual fish oil. Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold Supplements tick all the boxes. It provides a rich range of over 20 nutrients for mums and bubs including folic acid, iodine, DHA, vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) and vitamin D3.
You can take up to 2 capsules a day with a meal, unless your doctor advises otherwise.
- Swisse Ultiboost Odourless High Strength Wild Fish Oil
We like to think of this last one as our premium, free-range top shelf supplement.
Just like the name, it comes without the fishy smell, but all the great benefits of Omega-3, like maintaining optimal heart, joints, brain and eye health.
So non-fish lovers, there’s officially no excuse for missing out on your heart-healthy fats.
What’s your Omega-3 intake?
To find out, check out our guide below. Because if you were to spend extra dough on Omega-3, you’d rather it be on an exquisite fillet of Bluefin Tuna, right?
Omega-3 Serving Guide per 150 g
Foods that contain more than 2000mg DHA + EPA
Canned sardines (3753mg), Atlantic salmon (2346mg), fish roe (2251mg), rainbow trout (2235mg), canned salmon (2169mg).
Foods that contain more than 300mg DHA + EPA
Mullet (791mg), canned tuna (727mg)*, scallops cooked (670mg), raw Pacific oyster (706mg), snapper (399mg), frozen battered fish fillets (413mg)*.
Foods that contain more than 150mg DHA + EPA
Barramundi (337mg), smoked cod (270mg), flathead (269mg), lamb tenderloin cooked (152mg), fish fingers grilled (242mg), flake, battered shark takeaway (198mg), beef fillet cooked (183mg), king prawns (232mg).
Eggs: Regular eggs (72mg per 2 eggs), omega-3-enriched eggs (128mg per 2 eggs).
*Check DHA + EPA on the packaging, as each brand is different.
Source: Choice, Omega-3 Supplements
So there you have it, our favourite fish oil supplements packed with so many positives, we’re convinced they should make the list of ‘Ingenious Inventions You and Your Dog Need in Your Life’. In fact, Omega-3 oils are incredibly paw-friendly, but we digress.
If you’d like further info on how to get these supplements into your life, why not check out our full range. Or if you’d like the full scoop on the benefits of Omega-3, have a read of Is Fish Oil Better Than Fish?