Is fish oil just omega-3?
Omega-3 fatty acids are also known as “fish oil.” Studies have shown that these polyunsaturated fatty acids benefit the hearts of healthy people, those at high risk of cardiovascular disease, or those who already have cardiovascular disease.
Should I take omega-3 and fish oil?
Omega-3s from fish and fish oil have been recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the past 20 years to reduce cardiovascular events, like heart attack or stroke, in people who already have cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Is it better to get omega-3 from fish or supplements?
Eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients seems to provide more heart-healthy benefits than does using supplements. If you don’t want or like fish, other things that have some omega-3 fatty acids are: Flaxseed and flaxseed oil.