Information on Omega-3 Fatty Acids
You may have heard that the typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. But what are they, exactly? Omega-3 fatty acids, essential dietary macronutrients, are primarily found in fish, but are now available in supplement form as well. They play an important role in normal growth and development, and are even claimed to help lower triglycerides, reduce blood pressure, and prevent blood clots.
You may be more likely than others to experience problems with these supplements if you have any of the following conditions:
If you have any of these conditions, make sure your healthcare provider has this information before you start taking omega-3 fatty acids.
(Click Omega-3 Fatty Acids for more information, including potential side effects and what to expect in cases of overdose.)