Omega-3 oils, EPA & DHA, are essential fatty acids. Specifically, they are incorporated into cell membranes all over the body, but are particularly concentrated in the brain and eyes (retina). They are also vital to processes that mediate lipids, which can be beneficial in the prevention of several diseases. And are essential for proper fetal development and heathy ageing. Read more on their role here.
Rhonda currently takes an omega-3 supplement called Norwegian PURE-3, which is touted as being both extremely high quality, and having very low levels of oxidation. Specifically Rhonda supplements the high DHA version they sell, which has pink packaging. See this section of her Crowdcast where she mentions it.
Norwegian PURE-3 is currently only available direct from the manufacturer, who offer international shipping from their base in Norway. However, Rhonda suggests they will be on Amazon.com soon.
Prior to this product, Rhonda was taking fish oil from Nordic Naturals called ProOmega 2000. Nordic Naturals make high quality omega-3s, and are somewhat easier to get ahold of on retail channels like Amazon.com.
See her below 2017 tweet where she mentions Nordic Naturals ProOmega 2000 (click it to go to the actual tweet URL):
Nordic Naturals also sell a product similar to Norwegian PURE-3 DHA called Nordic Naturals DHA Xtra.
Dosage: 4 capsules/daily of Norwegian Pure-3 DHA
Until recently Rhonda was supplementing Omega-3 phospholipids in addition to her regular Omega-3 supplementation. Specifically Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Phospholipids.
Side note – I take the Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Phospholipids as part of my supplement stack, and its worth noting, they’re really “strong” tasting – stronger than regular fish oil. You definitely want to throw them down ahead of a substantial meal, don’t try them on an empty stomach!
Dosage: 4 capsules/daily of Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Phospholipids
Rhonda currently gets her omega-3 phospholipids via wild salmon roe caviar, rather than using supplements. She bulk buys her caviar from Vital Choice, who offer it in 2.2lbs packages that can be frozen, and then defrosted one quarter at a time. Consuming this in addition to her regular omega-3 supplementation.
Prior to the Nordic Naturals, Rhonda was taking her omega-3 phospholipids via NOW Neptune Krill Oil 1000:
For more information on all of Dr Rhonda Patrick’s supplements, see this post.