Best Types of Fish Oil to Support a Healthy Immune System Now that we are on the go
By, Sunday at 9:10 p.m.
BY SANDRA GUY
Now that we run into unmasked crowds, it’s easy to forget the importance of maintaining our immune systems.
But it is actually the best time to boost your immunity so that you don’t get confused by every cold and sneeze.
One of the keys to maintaining your immune health is fish oil – a nutritional source of omega-3 fatty acids. Your body needs omega-3s for everything from cell growth to muscle strength.
The best way to get omega-3s is to eat oily fish – as long as it’s not fried – like salmon, trout, oysters, clams, and shellfish.
You can also choose fish oil supplements, but be careful if you ingest too high a dose and, like with vitamins, it’s best to eat real food rather than taking pills. Therefore, consult your doctor and look for products from reputable suppliers such as Elm & Rye, MadeWell, Nordic Naturals and Thorne Omega Plus.
They can also contain omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil, which also contains vitamins A and D, which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory.