Fish Oil

Fish oil is one of the most promising nutritional supplements to get major notice in years. This is because they are a great source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are a necessary nutrient for humans.

According to the National Institutes of Health, omega-3 fatty acids help health in a wide variety of ways. The most notable of these benefits have to do with heart and cardiovascular health. Omega-3s have been proven to lower blood pressure, help reduce blood triglyceride levels, and reduce the risk of repeat heart attacks. Most of these benefits were seen in trials that used fish oil supplements. This is a good thing, since many Americans don’t want to have to eat loads of whole fish on a daily basis.

There are many other good things reported about fish oil supplements. Some studies point to fish oil as being very beneficial for the mood and even alleviating depression. Many users also report an overall improvement in their sense of well-being.

Fish oil is also said to be an anti-inflammatory. I believe this to be true. I used to always wake up feeling quite inflamed, and this has stopped since I started taking fish oil.

How much fish oil to take depends on what, if any, particular condition the user wants to treat. It also depends on the person’s weight. Personally I take about 3 grams’ worth of fish oil supplements a day, because I’m on the heavy side. I also want to help keep my blood pressure in the healthy range and figure this amount of fish oil may offset some of my risk factors for hypertension.

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