Top 7 Healthy Benefits Of Fish Oil

Top 7 Healthy Benefits Of Fish Oil

Have you ever taken fish oil supplements? Lots of folks have due to their alleged health benefits, especially when it comes to heart health. In fact it’s reported that fish oil is one of the most popular natural products used. Up to 8% of Americans or 18 million people take the supplement and it seems to be on the rise. So what’s all the fuss about? Are there side effects you should be aware of? What are the health perks associated with this fishy pill? Can I just eat fish instead of taking the oil.


       benefits of fish oil

Well, the biggest reason people seem to flock to the supermarket for fish oil supplements is because of the healthy omega-3s present. Omega-3s are important because our modern diet  neglects this healthy fat and often replaces it with omega-6s. Without getting too sciency, if you’re omega-3s and omega-6s are unbalanced it can up your  risk for all sorts of unwanted diseases like obesity, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.

 Our bodies can’t make omega-3s on their own which means we gotta get it from our food. Fish oil supplements are a quick way to load up on omega-3s without all the fuss of cooking or catching a fish. Not to mention they boast big health benefits like heart protection, fighting inflammation, improving your mental state and even helping you live longer. But is this miracle oil really all it’s cracked up to be?

Benefits Of Fish Oil:

  •  Could Reduce Stroke Studies show that taking fish oil supplements might help in reducing your risk of one type of stroke called ischemic stroke, caused by a blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. However omega-3s can’t stop you from having a stroke completely nor can it prevent you from dying from a stroke. It’s not a miracle pill, but preventing any kind of a stroke is a plus in our books.


  •  Can Help Relieve Arthritis Symptoms When it comes to Rheumatoid Arthritis fish oil was found to help relieve the symptom sand help patients reduce their dependency of anti-inflammatory medication. Fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties, so when it comes to chronic inflammation it might be something positive to add to your health. However it’s not recommended that you ditch your regular dosage if you do suffer from this type of arthritis, this was just during a study, and you should talk to your doctor about adding fish oil to your diet if that’s something you’re curious about.


  •  Could Help In Treating Certain Mental Disorders Omega-3s play a big part in our brain chemistry, and they’re necessary for our brains to function normally. Some research suggests that taking fish oil can help prevent certain mental disorders in people who are at risk, and it could possibly help improve symptoms in those who are suffering. Some of the results showed that those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder benefited from a high dosage of fish oil.


  •  It Could Help Keep You Sharp We all want to keep out wits about us as we age, and like we said in our previous point,Omega-3s are essential for proper brain function.Not only can it help keep you sharp, it might be able to help you live a happier life too when it comes to mental illness. Research suggests that those who include more omega-3s into their diet are more likely to have a lower risk of depression and anxiety.




  •  Their Good To Take If You’re Pregnant, Pregnant women are often encouraged to eat a small amount of seafood every week (about 8 ounces but no more than 12 ounces). One issue with this is the levels of mercury that can be found in fish which is why this fish oil supplement is more attractive and is a common supplement to take among pregnant women. Studies show that taking fish oil when pregnant can help your baby gain a few extra pounds before it’s born without upping the risk of a low birth weight. The research also shows that women who took fish oil while pregnant carried their babies a little longer than normal, but had no effect on premature births.


  • They May Help Protect Your Heart We have to say they might help instead of they will help because everyone reacts differently depending on your body chemistry and there are credited studies that support both sides of the coin. Studies do lean towards the positive when it comes to increasing the good cholesterol (HDL) in your body, reducing blood pressure and preventing plaque from forming in the arteries. All things that are great for your heart health in general. Some studies even suggest taking fish oil can possibly lower your risk of heart attack,.


  •  Could Help You Lose Weight There is research out there to support that fact that omega-3s help you lose weight, and fish oil is a way to get more omega-3s into your body. Not  to mention upping the amount of omega-3s in your diet can slow the decline of muscle mass in older adults. There’s also evidence that suggests combined with proper exercise fish oil supplements can help you drop a few pounds, but there is conflicting research on this topic and you should take this one with a grain of salt.  when it comes to losing weight and the only way to do it is through proper diet and exercise. 


Milan Tomic

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