Omega-3 is arguably the most essential nutrient to achieving optimum health. However, population studies keep showing that we simply don’t get enough – in fact most people are chronically deficient in omega-3.

To make matters worse, there are no official RDI (recommended daily intake) for omega-3 – health conscious people don’t know how much they really need. Some experts recommend a bare minimum of 500mgs of omega-3 per day. However, most “sources” of this nutrient have less than 50mg per serving. This means, even if consumers do make the right food choices, they can still fall well short of what maybe required.

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Based on this information, a growing number of scientists and researchers are urging the public to strongly consider supplementation. In fact, due to the weight of evidence on the benefits and the difficulty of getting enough in the diet, omega-3 supplementation may well be the health care prescription of the near future.

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Should Omega-3 supplementation be essential?

by Paul Cribb Ph.D. CSCS. time to read: 1 min