Most recently, Rhonda gets all her omega-3 phospholipids direct from salmon roe caviar. Rhonda is a big fan of wild salmon roe caviar, which is a potent source of omega-3 phospholipids (~438 mg of EPA and ~514 mg of DHA per ounce).
Rhonda buys her salmon roe caviar in 2.2lbs bulk quantity from Vital Choice. It comes frozen in quarters, allowing you to use one section at a time. It’s eaten raw, rather than cooked. Often people associate raw fish with a risk of illness, which is accurate. However, because Vital Choice’s caviar is shipped and stored frozen, this freezing process kills off bacteria that might otherwise be problematic.
She had previously used the below for omega-3s in phospholipid form:
And before that she was using:
You can see the timeline of her krill oil choices via Twitter. Back in 2015 she was taking NOW’s Neptune Krill Oil 1000 (note that she says 1000, which is NOWs double strength version):
However, by 2016 she had moved from NOW to Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Phospholipids:
Often people are looking for krill oil, but don’t know exactly why. The benefit of krill oil over “regular” fish oil is that krill oil contains a more bio-available form of omega-3s called omega-3 phospholipids. Whilst the phospholipids can be extracted from krill (small shrimp like crustaceans), its also possible to extract from fish roe (fish eggs). Additionally it contains astaxanthin, which protects the omega-3s from oxidation, and does the same for neurons.
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Phospholipids product is made up of herring roe extract, which provides a high concentration of DHA & EPA. Rhonda had used Nordic Naturals because of their purported high purity standards. This is an issue in the fish oil industry, where the freshness and quality of oil can be questionable.
For more information on all Rhonda’s supplements, see: Dr Rhonda Patrick’s Supplements List