Omega 3 fish oil is derived from the flesh of fatty fish such as; salmon herring, mackerel, pilchards, sardines and trout. Fish oil is particularly rich in the Omega 3 essential fatty acids EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). These fatty acids are then converted by the body into beneficial prostaglandins.
The prostaglandins then produced from the Omega 3 fish oil are able to help the body in ways such as reducing high blood pressure and reducing inflammation.
Many of us choose to eat oily fish as part of a balanced diet; however we may not be able to get enough Omega 3 fish oil purely from our diet. We may need to take extra Omega 3 fish oil in the form of a supplement, either capsule or liquid to help us with our various ailments. A wide range of Omega 3 Fish Oils are available at Country Living Health Store and online at healthstore.uk.com
Omega 3 Fish oils have been found to be beneficial to many health conditions.
- Reduce the likelihood of blood clotting
- Reduce the viscosity of the blood â€“ therefore improving blood flow
- Make the heart less prone to arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce homocysteine levels
- Increase beneficial HDL cholesterol
The essential oils found in Omega 3 fish oil may in some people help to treat osteoporosis when taken alongside a good quality calcium supplement.
We would always advise any one who is pregnant to talk to their GP before taking any supplements. Pregnant women are however often advised to keep up their intake of Omega 3 oils by eating oily fish. Omega 3 fish oil has been found to be vitally important for the brain development of the foetus. Taking a low level Omega 3 fish oil may be advised by your GP but check first.
Omega 3 fish oils may also be beneficial for the following conditions
- Bipolar Disease
- Menstrual symptoms
Omega 3 fish oil supplements are often found in doses ranging from 250mg to 1000mg. If you decide to take your Omega 3 fish oil in supplement form always inform your GP as there may be possible interactions with medications. Country Living Health Store will be able to help and advise on the best Omega 3 Fish Oil for your needs.