Omega-3/ Fish Oil Supplements

In addition to being found in tuna, salmon, and mackerel, among other types, fish oil is also available in supplement form. It is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which may lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce blood clotting and inflammation, and boost immunity. Some people take fish oil supplements to help prevent heart conditions or to help with inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or psoriasis, since omega-3s may reduce pain and swelling. See oral anti-inflammatory products.

Product Name Percent of Pharmacists' Votes
Nature Made 45.0%
Nature's Bounty 25.0%
Schiff MegaRed 8.0%
Sundown 8.0%
Mason 4.0%
TwinLab 3.0%
Natrol 2.0%
Ocean Blue 2.0%
VitaFusion Omega-3 2.0%
Other 2.0%

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Vitamins—we all need them to grow and develop normally. We can usually obtain them through a balanced diet. Vitamin A, for example, can help prevent night blindness and is found in everything from carrots to milk. Vitamin D, found in egg yolks and liver, helps stave off rickets—the softening of bones. If your diet isn't vitamin-rich, your healthcare professional may recommend a supplement. Also see multivitamins.

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Multivitamins

Multivitamin products can vary greatly in terms of which nutrients they contain and their amounts. Many Americans take multivitamins for various reasons—from wanting to round out their diet to possibly preventing chronic diseases. Exercising, eating a balanced diet, getting regular check-ups, and not smoking will also help keep you healthy. Also see children's multivitamins.

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