The benefits of Omega-3 Fish Oil

Studies Show Omega-3 Fish Oil Provides Benefits Essential to Your Health.

Over the last ten years, we have seen countless vitamin and supplement fads appear as “the next big thing” in nutrition, only to see them disappear just as fast as they entered the market. Throughout this period, only a select few supplements have stood the test of time, the most recognizable, and most beneficial of which being Omega-3 Fish Oil.

Despite the many dreadful diseases and cancers that claim numerous lives each year, according to the World Health Organization, heart disease still ranks as the #1 cause of death throughout the entire world. Heart disease remains so deadly because so many factors can contribute to it, including outside influences such as smoking and not eating properly, and genetic makeup in the case that there is a history of heart-related illness in your family.

To help combat the negative influences on our heart health, the medical community has suggested for years that increasing the amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in one’s diet, which are found in fish, are extremely important in both preventing and managing heart disease.

The dilemma, of course, is that not everybody likes fish. So in order to give those who do not enjoy meals from the sea all of the benefits that come with eating foods rich in omega-3’s, companies began producing over the counter omega-3 fish oil supplements, as well as prescription fish oil medicines.

The reason that these products have remained so popular is simple: They work. Organisations such as The American Heart Association recommends consuming up to 3 grams of omega-3 fish oil each day, because of the following benefits:
– Lowered Blood Pressure,
– Reduction of triglycerides,
– Reduction in the chance of an abnormal heart rhythm,
– The slowing of plaque development around in the arteries,
– Reductions in the chances of both heart attack and stroke,
– Lessening the chance of sudden cardiac death in those currently suffering from heart disease.

Whilst health adults, including both men and women, and even pregnant women are highly recommended to use omega-3 fish oil, extra caution should be taken when it comes to children. Because of the “picky” diets that children tend to have, it may seem like a good choice to supplement their lack of omega-3 intake with omega-3 fish oil. However, this is still a controversial issue, as it remains unclear as to the proper dosage amount, as well as conflicting studies on whether omega-3 fish oil actually benefits children.

As always, it’s important to consult your physician when starting any new medical regimen, to make sure that you’re taking a dosage level that is consistent with your body’s needs. But after decades of successful research and use of omega-3 fish oil, the only real question remains is why you’re not using it?

December 8, 2014Permalink