EFAs are an essential nutrient found in many foods like fish. Humans have a dietary deficiency of this product.

The three nutritionally important types of omega-3 fatty acids are α-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). In general it's thought to be more important to supplement with DHA and EPA, which are contained in fish oil, than ALA, which is contained in plant oils like flax, because in the body ALA is converted into EPA and DHA in a somewhat inefficient process.

Many people get their fish oil in tablets and some recommended brands are included below. However, it is usually cheaper to buy bottles of liquid fish oil. Nutrasea is one recommended brand that sells bottled fish oil.

Recommended fish oil brands
Note: Prices do not include shipping.
Brand
EPA/DHA (mg) per capsule
Lowest price per gram
Where?
Comments
Kirkland Signature
180/120
$.067
Costco
Cheapest offer if you have a membership
NCB Alaska
180/120
$.068
DailyVita
Cheapest offer without Costco membership
Puritan's Pride
180/120
$.080
Puritan Sale
True Protein
180/120
$.087
True Protein
Must buy 1000 capsules at a time
NOW Super EPA
320/240
$.115
Vitaglo
Contain twice as much per capsule as other brands
Nature Made
180/144
$.178
Westbury Online
Also contain 56mg of Omega-6
















Germany: Lachsöl from Penny Markt is the best deal at 2.99€ per package.

External links