Fish oil capsules are rich in two types of omega-3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA. These fatty acids are an important part of our diet because we have to get them from food or supplements since our bodies can’t synthesize them on their own. You can source this important compound by eating certain types of fatty fish, like salmon, or you can buy fish oil capsules. Nootropics Depot offers several types of fish oil capsules that you can review below.
How Fish Oil Capsules Work
Fish oil refers to two forms of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are most commonly found in fish but may also appear in phytoplankton and animal products. Fish oil supplementation is an affordable and readily available source for EPA and DHA, neither of which can be produced by your body naturally.
Fish oil may play an important role in your body’s physical processes. Through supplementation, fish oil capsules may present potential nootropic benefits, including improved memory, cognition, and brain health.
The potential effects of fish oil depends on your body’s omega-6 fatty acids. The average diet is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which come from eggs, red meat, and vegetable oils. Achieving a balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is the key to many of the potential benefits that have been researched. Studies have found that an equal ratio of the two fatty acids may be associated with healthy blood vessels and reduced risks of diabetes, certain forms of cancer, and general plaque buildup in arteries.
The main mechanism of fish oil relies on a series of signaling molecules called eicosanoids. Research suggests that oxidation, inflammation, and other stressors lead to the release of eicosanoids. Fish oil uses eicosanoids to potentially counteract damage caused by these stressors.
Alaskrill Fish Oil
Alaskrill fish oil is a combination of oils from salmon found off the Alaskan coast and krill harvested from the Antarctic Ocean. Research shows that this combination presents a high amount of both EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
Alaskrill fish oil benefits may apply to a variety of your body’s functions and processes. Studies have found that Alaskrill fish oil capsules contain high amounts of phospholipids and an antioxidant known as astaxanthin. Studies on astaxanthin suggest that it may help combat oxidative damage, rejuvenate skin, and promote cardiovascular health.
EZ Mega 3
EZ Mega 3 fish oil capsules contain a concentrated form of fish oil using proprietary technology for stabilization an deodorization. Stability ensures longer freshness and shelf life, while deodorization eliminates any fishy smells or tastes. EZ Mega 3 contains higher levels of EPA and DHA than many equivalent fish oil supplements.
Omega-3 Fish Oil 70% DHA
Research indicates that DHA may be a major building block in the human brain while acting as a neuroprotective agent. By focusing on DHA fish oil supplements, you may support brain development, protect neurologic functions, and prevent depression, PTSD, and potentially even Alzheimer’s disease.
Omega-3 Fish Oil Triple Strength
Containing a balanced concentration of 35% EPA and 35% DHA, these triple strength fish oil capsules may offer the potential benefits of both. Studies show that DHA may be more beneficial to brain health, while EPA may be more suited to cognitive functions. Studies suggest that high levels of EPA may reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline caused by aging. Research also supports evidence that EPA may help to protect genes, regulate cell cycles, and manage stress responses.
Pure Krill Oil
Pure krill oil comes from Euphausia superba, a species of krill most commonly found in the Antarctic Ocean. Krill oil has been found to be rich in phospholipids that may help the brain develop acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter associated with improving neuron communication to improve memory and focus. Krill oil are also a source for astaxanthin, which may improve cardiovascular health, strengthen immunities, and reduce inflammation.
All of Nootropics Depot’s fish oil soft gel capsules are non-GMO, 100% USDA organic, and Friend of the Sea verified. The omega-3 fatty acids are extracted via a method called molecular distillation, which results in a substantially cleaner product than others on the market. Mixed tocopherols are included to preserve freshness where noted. Click on each product below to learn more about our fish oil capsules.