Dr. Vlada Korol: Fish Oil – Get the Best Catch!
Fish oil comes from the tissues of fatty fish. The main components of fish oils are omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which turn into eicosenoids. Eicosenoids are beneficial for health and can reduce inflammation in the body. Fish do not produce fatty acids, rather they consume algae and predatory fish rich in fatty acids. There are many different types of fish rich in fatty acids, but it’s important to choose the right source. Do to the fact that some types of fatty fish are full of toxins as well, some examples are albacore tuna, shark, king mackerel, tilefish and swordfish. (1)