Omega-3 supplements can be particularly beneficial for people on ketogenic diets, as they can help maintain a healthy Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio when following a high-fat diet.
What’s more, Omega-3 supplements can maximize the ketogenic diet’s impact on overall health.
When shopping for Omega-3 supplements, many of the cheap Omega 3 supplements only have small amounts of Omega 3 and are taken from a wide variety of sources. To be beneficial you need to choose a reputable brand that provides at least a combined 500 mg of EPA and DHA per 1,000 mg serving.
Zest Keto Omega 3 Balance has a big 720mg of Omega 3 in a 1200mg dose and is sourced entirely from Pelagic deep sea fish.
Pelagic fish don't spend time on the sea bottom or close to shore where they could be in danger of being exposed to pollution. They are also not from farmed fish operations.
One study showed that people following a ketogenic diet who supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids from krill oil experienced greater decreases in triglycerides, insulin and inflammatory markers than those who did not
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, such as fish or krill oil, are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which benefit health in many ways.
EPA and DHA have been found to reduce inflammation, lower heart disease risk and prevent mental decline.
Western diets tend to be higher in omega-6 fatty acids (found in foods like vegetable oils and processed foods) and lower in omega-3s (found in fatty fish).This imbalance can promote inflammation in the body and has been linked to an increase in many inflammatory diseases.
One study showed that people following a ketogenic diet who supplemented with from krill oil experienced greater decreases in triglycerides, insulin and inflammatory markers than those who did not.