Must-Read: Is Fish Oil All That Good For You?
For years, it’s all that you’d hear about at the supplement store. Fish oil, fish oil, fish oil, fish oil. But this whole time, there may have been a possibility that too much of a good thing is bad. So, with new reports suggesting that fish oil ingestion may need to be toned down a bit, how legitimate are worried about it? That’s an important question that needs to be answered.
And so today we’re heading on over to the website Precision Nutrition where they have a long piece examining the possible dangers of using too much fish oil in your supplement diet. Among the pieces of weirdness they examine include:
EPA and DHA from fish are possibly dangerous
This is a strange claim because, from a historical perspective, people have been eating naturally occurring foods with DHA and EPA for a long time.
In many cultures around the world, oily fish like salmon and sardines are dietary staples. Heck, even newborn babies get 300 mg of DHA daily from their mother’s breast milk.
Indeed, from my perspective, I haven’t seen any evidence to suggest that omega-3 fats like EPA and DHA from fish are anything but health promoting. Even in cultures that eat a lot of fish, and therefore lots of EPA and DHA, there don’t seem to be any problems.
The author goes one step further to also suggest that fish oil in excess could be dangerous because there’s no way for your body to regulate it. And that’s a fair statement because eating too much of just about anything probably isn’t good for us.
Head on over to the above link to check out the rest of the compelling piece. It’s super important that you know what you should be putting in your body, and how much of it.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.