Fish Oil Health Benefits

The many and varied fish oil health benefits can affect almost everyone from the cradle to the grave, regardless of their age ...

According to research, there are plenty of health benefits. These benefits stem from the fact that fish oil is abundant with the Omega-3 fatty acids Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

DHA and EPA are needed by the body for strong development of the brain, nervous system, and eyes. This alone explains the basis for the reportedly strong and numerous fish oil health benefits.

Among these benefits are everything from clearer, more youthful skin to reduced risk of heart disease to potent treatment for depression and ADHD. Fish oil health benefits certainly run a full gamut.

You can consume DHA and EPA by eating oily fish such as:

  • wild salmon,
  • tuna,
  • mackerel,
  • trout,
  • halibut,
  • herring,
  • sea bass,
  • swordfish, and
  • anchovies.
You can also consume it by eating oysters. But for further strengthening of the benefits, or if you don't like fish or oysters, you can take taste-less fish oil supplement capsules.

What to Expect

And what fish oil health benefits should you expect to get?

  • Reduced risk of heart attacks and strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids help to lower LDL cholesterol--the type that causes plaque buildup on your arterial walls, leading to arteriosclerosis--while helping to raise the levels of HDL , the healthy cholesterol that your body needs.

    Omega-3 also reduces your levels of triglycerides--this is important for keeping yourself at a healthy weight and for slowing the process of glycation, which is one of the five factors in the acceleration of the aging process.

  • Fish oil supplementation has been shown in clinical research to increase the good effects of physical exercise.
    Research has shown that people who work out and take fish oil supplements have a greater rate of success at losing weight and keeping good muscle tone than people who do the same amount of working out but who don't take the supplements and don't eat much fish.

  • Since fish oil reduces the amount of LDL cholesterol and the level of triglycerides stored in the body, it increases the efficiency of blood flow, which leads to greater physical and mental energy levels and enhances the immune system.

  • Because of its ability to enhance the immune system, fish oil has been shown in research to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of lupus (a disease which attacks the immune system directly), arthritis and other inflammation-related diseases, reduce outbreaks of skin rashes, reduce incidences of running a high fever, and reduce the risk of getting sick in general.

  • Reduced risk of cancer or reversal of cancer symptoms. It is now held more and more widely that all cancer is caused by too much inflammation. By reducing the need for and the duration of tissue inflammation through immune system enhancement, fish oil acts as a cancer preventative.

  • Reduced risk of or reversal of eye, skin, and brain disorders or diseases. Research has concluded that fish oil can slow down, stop, and even reverse age-related eyesight degeneration. It has also been proven effective against:

    • psoriasis
    • Alzheimer's
    • dementia
    • depression
    • ADD
    • many cases of autism

As you can see, fish oil health benefits are a full panoply of health enhancers.

If you would like to live with greater abundance of energy, stamina, and health in a longer-than-average life span, try out fish oil supplementation.

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