Omega-3s benefit your heart, your brain, your mood and more. These five supplements, including vegetarian and vegan options, will help you get what your body needs.
Omega-3 oils provide your body with needed “good fats” and no downsides have been discovered. Since it’s hard to get enough of these through our diets, the golden supplements are a good way to consume them. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, supplements present options that you might not have in your diet.
Each softgel capsule of this relatively high-potency supplement provides 1,250 mg of Norwegian fish oil, which breaks down into 400 mg of EPA, 300 mg of DHA and 100 mg of other omega-3s. It’s also lemon flavored, which minimizes the supplement’s fishy taste.
This high-potency DHA supplement, obtained from fish oils, contains 560 mg of DHA and 100 mg of EPA in two softgel capsules. It’s a great choice for someone who wants mostly DHA.
One softgel of this vegan supplement contains 1,000 mg of oil obtained from Schizochytrium spp., a type of algae. The active ingredients are 240 mg of DHA, 120 mg of EPA and 40 mg of other omega-3s.
This vegetarian-source DHA product is formulated for infants and small children and comes with a dropper to measure the dose. The recommended serving sizes range from 0.5 to 2 ml. A 2-ml serving provides 450 mg of DHA, 225 mg of EPA and 190 mg of other omega-3s.
Two softgels contain 2,400 mg of wild salmon oil, derived from Alaskan sockeye salmon. The breakdown is 225 mg of EPA, 200 mg of DHA and 125 mg of other omega-3s. This product also provides 1 mg of omega-5, 36 mg of omega-6, 160 mg of omega-7 and 385 mg of omega-8 fatty acids, along with 200 IU of vitamin D and 20 mcg of astaxanthin.