Many fish oil benefits seem to be often overlooked. Many people connect fish oil with arthritis relief. And yes, it does relief the pain and discomfort of arthritis. The reason for that is quite simple: The Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are extremely anti-inflammatory. So it's logical that this product will relieve symptoms of any disease that is associated with inflammation. People suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or even Inflammatory Bowel disease will find considerable relief when taking fish oil. Many people that suffer with asthma have found that taking a good fish oil will make breathing easier.
So, what are all those benefits accredited to this product?
- It helps brain development
- it keeps the cardiovascular system healthy
- it will help to lower cholesterol levels
- it may prevent the formation of abnormal blood clots, called thrombosis
- relieves the discomfort and pain of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
- it eases the symptoms of diabetes
- it boosts the immune system
- relieves asthma symptoms
Many people do not eat fish very often and some people never eat it at all. One way to get these nutrients our body needs is by taking fish oil supplements.
Don't think you don't need to take them because you do not have arthritis.
Let's have a look at that list of benefits.
The Omega 3 in these fish is rich in DHA -Docosahexaenoic acid and also EPA -Eicosapentaenoic acid. ( These are the only "big" words I'll use...promise :))
DHA is crucial for brain development and maintenance. Also our retina needs DHA so we an see better.
Let's go back to the brain development.
Hello, all you mothers to be....how would you like to deliver a genius? Well, maybe not quite a genius. Still, there is talk about maybe preventing the coming baby from developing ADD or DHD
There have been studies conducted and tests have been done, giving children with ADD or ADHD fish oil capsules. It has been noticed it has improved the quality of life for children afflicted with these conditions.
Also, there is the possibility to slow down or maybe even prevent developing Altzheimer Disease when we get older. Just take the right quality of fish oil.
DHA/EPA working together will keep our cardiovascular system running smoothly. Taking fish oil containing those nutrients may lower the risk of strokes and heart attacks considerably.
And how about boosting your immune system? Get less colds and maybe get through a flu season without contracting it?
And there is one more reason to take fish oil. The majority of the North American population has a deficiency in Omega 3 EFAs. Doctors and researchers are claiming that this deficiency can result in obesity, anxiety, hyperactivity and even violence.
Since processed foods and fast food restaurants came over the horizon our consumption of Omega 6 has gone up tremendously. And we hardly get any Omega 3. The ratio between Omega 3 and Omega 6 in our system should be ideally 1:1 but 1:3 would be acceptable. But it is 1:20 and dangerously high. You see these two Omegas are in such contrast.
Omega 3 nutrients are anti inflammatory and will fight inflammations. Omega 6 however will facilitate inflammation.
Do you still think you do not need fish oil?
Of course, when purchasing fish oil you have to know what kind to look for.
It's important to know where the fish originated. The ocean South of New Zealand's South Island is pristine because it is not near any shipping routes and the risk off contamination is low.