Health Benefits of a Fish Oil Supplement Barry
Health Benefits of a Fish Oil Supplement
The benefit of a fish oil supplement
- an easy way to healthier living?
Here's a look at the benefit of a fish oil supplement to your health.
One easy and quick way to help yourself to a measure of good health is to take a fish oil supplement daily - or nearly daily.
Here's a page about the benefits of fish oil - and its limitations.
Picture, right, of fish oil capsules with thanks to Zimpenfish
Why take fish oil supplements?Because fish oil is one of nature's best resources for health. It contains Omega 3 fatty acids which tend to be otherwise deficient in some modern diets.
Of course you can eat fresh fish too, but there are some environmental and health concerns you might want to be aware of.
The main benefit of a fish oil supplements for our healthThe chief benefit of a fish oil supplement is the Omega 3 fatty acids which it supplies.
Omega three fatty acids have been shown by recent research to help a whole range of conditions including premature ageing, arthritis and atherosclerosis.
Fish oil supplements are generally well tolerated, although some people may notice a fishy after-taste. It is worth checking with your physician before adding fish oil to your diet, as fish oil supplements may react with some prescription medicines. A few people may experience allergic reactions from fish oil.
Here are some of the many benefits of fish oil supplements.
What does Omega 3 do for us?
Studies have shown that patients given fish oil after a heart attack show far better rates of recovery and are less likely to suffer further attacks. Atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries which is often part of the cause of heart attacks, is also helped by the use of fish oil as a supplement.
There is good evidence that a lot of chronic disease is caused by low-level inflammation, which is caused by a poor balance of nutrients. Many many people on standard western diets with a high fat and sugar profile are opening themselves up to long-term health problems. An adequate supply of Omega-3 rich fish oil can be part of the solution. See Barry Sears' excellent book for a detailed understanding of what is going on with this type of chronic inflammation.
Muscles and joints
Fish oil has a long standing reputation for helping to maintain flexibility and suppleness of joints and muscles as we get older. Arthritic and rheumatic pains can also be alleviated by its use. This is just one example of the inflammation mentioned above.
Ageing and the elderly
Fish oil has also been used with some success in cases of Alzheimer's and to treat memory loss in elderly people.
Fish oil can help relieve acne and other skin conditions such as eczema. It can also help keep your skin supple and young for longer.
Can fish oil make us cleverer?
Young people can benefit from fish oil too. It may help children to be brighter and to hav...