This is a question that we often get, and quite frankly, there is no wrong answer here. You can take fish oil or algae oil at any time of day that works best for you. The critical thing here is to do your best to be consistent with taking it. When consistently taken, Omega-3s will build up in the red blood cells, and this increased level of Omega-3s in the red blood cells directly correlates with reducing several health risks. Like the reduced risk of Alzheimer's, Dementia, reduced risk of heart attack, and stroke, and in one recent study (Harris Study) demonstrated that it could reduce the risk of all-cause mortality by 20%. Not to mention all the direct benefits you will feel, like improved mood, energy, mental clarity, and general well-being.
A few things that are very important to note are that you always want to consume your Omega-3s in a premium triglyceride form and avoid Omega-3s in a highly unstable and unnatural ethyl ester form. (Read more on that here). You will also want to ensure that you are getting a quality pharmaceutical grade Omega-3, which has undergone rigorous third-party testing to ensure that it is free from any environmental contaminants. It is also crucial that you take a therapeutic dose of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA; this will start with a minimum of 2,500mgs of combined EPA and DHA daily. Finally, it has been proven that you can slightly increase the bioavailability of Omega-3s when consumed with other fatty foods, so taking your Omega-3s with a meal is also a great way to include them in your daily routine.
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