Taking fishiness out of fish oil supplements
February 6, 2009 by Personal Liberty News Desk
While the benefits of fish oil are well known, many people object to the often unpleasant taste of related supplements. Thankfully, a health newsletter has some tips that may help remedy the problem.
The February issue of the Mayo Clinic Health Letter list simple ways to eliminate the fishy aftertaste of supplements, including swallowing frozen capsules or taking them before meals, neither of which will reduce their efficacy.
Alternatively, the publication advises consumers to look for supplements with coated tablets or buy pure omega-3 fatty acid products.
Scientists consider fish oil to be part of a heart-healthy diet, and it is frequently prescribed to people with cardiovascular problems and those suffering from high cholesterol. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Moreover, a study published in Biological Psychiatry suggests that fish oil intake is associated with lower rates of depression and suicide.
Mayo Clinic Health Letter is an 8-page monthly newsletter of accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news.