Get Benefits of Fish Oil

By: peterhutch

Fish oil is harvested from cold-water fish, including mackerel, tuna, salmon, cod and others. Nutritionists have recommended including cold water fish as part of a heart healthy diet for years, as it contains two of the most important and easily absorbed Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.

Heart Disease Prevention - Large population studies report a significantly lower rate of heart disease death for people who regularly eat fish. Fish oil supplements are also associated with improved blood vessel function and a decreased resting heart rate.

Reduces Triglycerides for Heart Health - There's also strong scientific evidence from human trials that omega 3 DHA and EPA fatty acids from cold water fish and fish oil supplements significantly reduce blood triglyceride levels.

Inflammation: Fish oil has anti inflammatory properties; therefore, it is effective in reducing inflammation in blood and tissues. Regular consumption of fish oil supplements, tablets, pills and capsules is helpful to those suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases. Fish oil is effective in treating gastrointestinal disorders, sprue, short bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, which are typical disorders of the intestine. Patients suffering from Crohn's disease find it difficult to absorb vitamins, fats and essential supplements. Fish oil supplements are an effective diet for such patients.

In ulcerative colitis, fish oil prevents the accumulation of leukotriene on the colon. It should be noted that the anti inflammatory properties of fish oil are limited to reducing inflammation. Fish oil provides little effect in preventing inflammation. Research is also being conducted to enhance the antiinflammatory action of fish oil by addition of other dietary supplements and drugs.

Fish oil has also been used to treat conditions such as depression, eczema, IBD, macular degeneration and arthritis. Fish oil benefits the heart significantly, as well as the rest of the body.

Omega-3 oils have been called "the miracle food of the 21st century." Research shows the right kind can help prevent heart disease, maintain optimum blood pressure and cholesterol levels and give almost immediate relief from joint pain, migraines, depression, autoimmune diseases and many other conditions. And, by improving brain development and memory functioning, from conception through old age, certain Omega-3 oils also provide the perfect brain food.

Blood Circulation: It is believed that fish oil has the ability to improve blood circulation along with reducing triglyceride and serum cholesterol levels.

Lowers risk of developing Altzheimer's Disease - studies have found that fish oil seems to help protect the nervous system.

Lowers blood triglycerides - high levels of triglycerides are known to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular Health. Omega 3 fatty acids have also been proven to work wonders for your heart and the miles and miles of arteries and veins that make up your cardiovascular system. They help to lower cholesterol, tryglicerides, LDLs and blood pressure, while at the same time increasing good HDL cholesterol. This adds years to your life expectancy.

Other fish oil benefits include prevention of diabetes and damages caused by diabetes. Fish oil supplements can help prevent vision loss due to macular degeneration in older adults and a raft of other conditions.

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