Do you take fish oil? Have you heard of the fish oil freezer test? In this video, watch as HealthSnap co-founder and scientist, Dave Berry, debunks this commonly used test.
What Are Omega-3s?
Omega-3s are essential fatty acids. They are considered essential because our body cannot easily make them, yet they are needed by the body for normal physiological functioning. Thus, we must get Omega-3s from the food we eat, or by taking a high-quality omega-3 supplement, like fish oil or krill oil.
Why Should I Care About Omega-3s?
Omega-3s have been shown to promote brain and neural health, help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and help reduce inflammation in the body.
Key Takeaways & Tips
- Putting your fish oil in the freezer only tells you the ratio of saturated to unsaturated fatty acids in your fish oil. It does not give you an accurate picture of the full quality of your supplement.
- The freezer test does not tell you any information about how fresh your supplement is.
- The freezer test does not tell you if you have mercury or other heavy metals present in your fish oil.
- Make sure to only get fish oil that is sourced from small wild-caught fish. Larger fish have a tendency to accumulate mercury, and farm-raised fish.
- Check to see if your supplement is free of hexanes, dioxins (check the ingredient label), and are filtered for mercury.
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