New research suggests that fish oil may be helpful in improving thyroid function as well! Supplementing with fish oil can help optimize the function of thyroid hormones within liver cells to burn fat, thus having a positive effect on blood lipids. Specifically, “the activity of hepatic mitochondrial glycerophosphate dehydrogenase, the enzyme involved in thermogenesis and a well-characterized target stimulated by T3” was higher in the study group that consumed fish oil. You can learn more in the research article below.
When supplementing with fish oil, it is important to do so with a high-quality fish oil supplement that includes a healthy ratio of EPA and DHA. I recommend Heart Health Omega-3, which provides 900mg EPA and 600mg DHA. The fish oil in nutraMetrix Heart Health Essential Omega III with Vitamin E comes from sardines and anchovies harvested off the coast of Peru. Not only do anchovies and sardines have a high omega III content, they also have high percentages of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Anchovies and sardines have a short lifecycle making them an ideal source of fish oil because they are less prone to accumulating environmental toxins that can be found in larger, longer-lived fish.
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Source: Effects of dietary fish oil on thyroid hormone signaling in the liver.