Guide to Vitamins

Should I Take Omega-3 Supplements?

How to know if fish oil is for you

Illustrations by Kieran Blakey

There’s zero doubt that the human body needs omega-3s and nearly as little doubt that people benefit from eating foods that contain these fatty acids.

While those heart benefits are impressive, there may be even more research linking omega-3s to brain health and functioning. Studies have found diets rich in omega-3s protect the brain during aging, and DHA, in particular, may limit the production and accumulation of proteins that are implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Research has also linked omega-3s to anti-inflammation benefits and improved mental health.

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