Fish Oil: Pros, Cons and Warnings
Is fish oil right for you?
People are snapping up more fish-oil supplements than ever. They're taking them to treat a long list of ailments: menstrual cramps, heart disease, asthma, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, depression, psoriasis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and pregnancy complications. But the supplements—made from mackerel, herring, and other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA—aren't a cure-all. And based on our new tests, some of them aren't as pure as you might expect. So who should take fish oil? Here's the answer to that question, plus some other essential information.