Fish oil supplements are some of the most popular on the market, but how much do we really know about where the oils are coming from? And if we’re really getting enough bang for our buck?
For those of us looking for more awareness and accountability when it comes to what we’re putting in our bodies, next generation fish oils appear to be the way forward. Using fish that are farmed in pristine environments and employing Molecular Distillation to keep the oils at their optimum while taking out any trace elements which are not needed, these oils are the safest and purest of all. But if you make the switch, what are the health benefits?
Check out our pick of the most innovative, environmentally conscious and high grade oils on the market to try for yourself.
The lowdown: Extracted from a species of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) this mega-oil is packed full of omega-3 and phospholipid-derived fatty acids. These contribute to the maintenance of the heart and blood stream – so perfect after a session of heart-pumping HIIT.
Boosting Properties: Krill Oil is more efficiently absorbed than Fish Oil meaning it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants you can take. And because it includes high levels of ‘Choline’ (a neurotransmitter often lacking in western diets) it helps in the fight against brain decline and type ll diabetes.
Take if… you want glowing skin. The oil’s inflammatory properties will help improve your skin’s condition from within, while the antioxidants help penetrate London’s pollution dense environment.
WILD ALASKAN OIL
The lowdown: Made from the Alaska Pollock (a short-lived species of Wild Cold-water fish) Wild Alaskan Oil is a clean, toxin free fish high in EPA – a fatty acid, which is found in fish and algae. EPA is great at promoting a healthy heart, healthy joints and a healthy mood and as our bodies are unable to produce it naturally this oil is a must!
Boosting Properties: As Wild Alaskan Oil contains DHA (a carbon polyunsaturated acid) it supports memory and cognitive function – so perfect for remembering to get up for that 6am yoga class on Monday morning.
Take if … you want too lighten your mood. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 found in the oil will help to improve your body’s balance meaning your energy and mood will increase naturally.
HERRING CAVIAR OIL
The lowdown: Herring caviar oil is extracted from the roe of the Norwegian Herring. And as it comes from fish that have already been harvested no additional emissions are released by fleet operations in gaining access to the raw product. This makes it an extremely eco-friendly supplement.
Boosting Properties: A superior source of Omega 3, the nutrients found in Herring Caviar Oil are absorbed much faster compared to other fish oils and its benefits are far ranging. It supports joint health, brain function, good vision, weight management and a healthy heart. So the better question would be – what doesn’t the oil benefit?
Take if… you aren’t fond of fishy flavours. The next generation oil doesn’t have the fishy odour most other oils emit – if that’s not a game-changer, what is?
All of the above oils are available from Revital stores and online.