Fish Oil

Fish oil comes from fatty fish, like trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and salmon.  Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which our body cannot naturally produce.  Fish oil is a good source of Vitamins A and D as well.  Fish oil has so many benefits, and is used to help a lot of conditions.

Conditions Fish Oil Benefits:

Clogged arteries

Chest pain

Heart failure

Kidney disease

Berger’s disease

Heart transplants

Depression

Bipolar disorder

Psychosis

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

Alzheimer’s disease

Migraines

Epilepsy

Schizophrenia

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Cataracts

Glaucoma

Age-related macular degeneration

Stomach ulcers

Pancreatitis

Crohn’s disease

Painful periods

Diabetes

Asthma

Multiple sclerosis

HIV/AIDS

Lyme disease

Pneumonia

Seasonal allergies

Chronic fatigue syndrome

AND SO MANY MORE

The list of conditions that fish oil benefits is so long.  But how does it work?

The benefits of fish oil mostly come from the omega-3 fatty acids.  Our body doesn’t produce this on its own so it’s necessary to take it in.  Eating it is of course the best way, but there are also fish oil supplements.  The American diet lacks fish.  People are not getting adequate amounts of dietary Omega-3 fatty acids, and it would be beneficial to start.

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an Omega-3 fatty acid.  EPA is involved in blood clotting and inflammation.  Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an Omega-3 fatty acid.  DHA is a major component of the retina, sperm, and cerebral cortex.  Omega-3 fatty acid reduces pain and swelling.  It also helps prevent blood clots.  Fish oil can improve our blood flow by reducing triglyceride levels.  Some research can be contradictory on the effects, but Omega-3 fatty acids are still necessary for our body. 

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