Omega-3 is one of the longest studied nutrients in modern science. This being said, there have been many myths throughout history surrounding it. Sometimes, we all need a little clarification when it comes to complex topics about health. We’re here to the rescue! Here are some common myths #debunked about the mysteries of omega-3:

MYTH: Most People Get Enough Omega-3 Needs Through Their Diet Alone:

FACT: Although it is entirely possible to absorb enough omega-3 fatty acids through diet alone, the vast majority of Americans fail to do so. Omega-3 supplements provide a convenient and reliable way to ensure adequate intake, particularly for those with dietary restrictions or preferences that limit fish consumption. To add more fuel to the fire, it is important to note that today’s fish supply isn’t even meeting the standards for our omega-3 needs…(yikes, just imagine how much fish you would actually have to eat).

MYTH: Omega-3 Supplements Cause Digestive Issues:

FACT: Some people may experience mild digestive discomfort when first starting omega-3 supplements, but these side effects are usually temporary and can be minimized by taking the supplements with meals or choosing non-pill options. High-quality omega-3 supplements are generally well-tolerated and do not cause significant digestive problems for the majority of users.

Hot Tip: Emulsified omega-3 is a great alternative to pills given your body works less when breaking it down. All omega-3 products at Coromega have a unique emulsified formula, allowing for better absorption and fewer side effects!

MYTH: All Omega-3 Supplements Are the Same:

FACT: There is a misconception that all omega-3 supplements are created equal, but this is far from the truth. The quality, concentration, and form of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) can vary significantly between products. It's essential to choose reputable brands that provide high-purity, molecularly distilled omega-3 supplements to ensure maximum efficacy and safety. It’s important to know what to look for in a quality omega-3 supplement and may seem overwhelming. But hey, but not to worry! We have a resource for that too.

Omega-3, the nutrient, the myth, the legend.

At the end of the day, the most important fact about omega-3 is that it is an essential nutrient that your body cannot create on its own. Becoming interested in your nutrition needs is a great way to stay grounded in self-care. Stay tuned to our blog and follow us on Instagram @Coromega for more nutrition knowledge!