Omega-3 Oil: What You MUST Know!

As you know, at Foundation Chiropractic, we strongly advocate our patients take Omega-3 oil supplementations as a complementary recommendation. Let’s say you have two different brands of 1,000mg capsules. Are the capsules the same?  The answer is NO.

Here’s why: there is a huge difference when s comes to sourcing, quality and quantity of oil. The best Omega-3 is from cold salt-water fish such as sardines, anchovies, and salmon. Warm water and fresh-water fish are not a good source for Omega-3. Quality has a lot to do with the extraction process from I’s source as well as the elimination of PCBs, dioxins, furans, PAHs, mercury, and of course other heavy metals. You obviously want to removes the unwanted junk while still preserving the quality of oil.

When it comes to the correct amount, we need to get specific. At the very least, an average adult should be taking no less than 1,000 EPA per day. Notice we don’t mention “1,000mg of Omega-3 or fish oil per day”. We specifically mention EPA.

EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) is the powerhouse of fish oil. It, along with DHA (which is very important for little ones and nursing moms), are the most important part of Omega-3 oil. Two different brands of 1,000mg capsules may have varying levels of EPA ranging from as little as 70mg to 750mg. The point? All oils are not created equally.

You need to know what to look for. In our practice, we carry the finest quality Omega-3 oil. Is our Omega-3 oil more expensive that what you might find at a warehouse club, department store or supplement store? Absolutely. We will never apologize for carrying quality products.

Morgan Sheridan