What to Look for When Purchasing Fish Oil
Since losing body fat is a top priotiy for many, I thought it would be timely to share some content in that regard.
As discussed with Dr. James DiNicolantonio recently, omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil are some of the most underrated tools for enhancing fat loss during exercise.
These compounds have been shown to preserve lean muscle mass while enhancing fat oxidation, among other benefits.
Having been a functional medicine consultant for 12 years, I can say that functional medicine doctors across North America love recommending fish oil to their patients for its ability to generate pro-resolving lipid mediators and support healthy glucose and insulin metabolism.
But, like many dietary supplements, most commercial fish oil is not third-party tested to ensure that what’s on the label is in the bottle and that what’s in the bottle is low in harmful oxidation products, residual solvents and heavy metals.
Thankfully third-party analysis groups like Nutrasource are testing supplements to ensure manufacturers are not selling products that cause more harm than good.
While in Canada, we caught up with a Nutrasource representative to discuss common problems with fish oil and how to avoid buying junk!