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Fish Oil Benefits Every Aspect Of Your Health

By Daniel Fittman

There are so many fish oil benefits, it might make more sense to discuss what it does not do, rather than what it does. Although fish oil may seem nothing short of miraculous, this is for good reason. Fish oil gives your body what it needs for proper functioning.

Not all fish can provide the oil that you are looking for in your diet or supplement. The fish must be from oily and from deep cold waters. Fish in this category include cod, mackerel, salmon and herring. Fish from deeper waters are generally better as they should contain less, if any, mercury.

What the fish oil provides you in particular is Omega 3 fatty acids. These acids are needed by our bodies to function but we are not able to make what we need. These acids must be acquired from either supplements or diet. And it is not easy to eat enough oily fish to provide all the fatty acids that we need.

Among the reasons your body needs fish oil fatty acids is for good cardiovascular health. Studies show that these fatty acids both increase good cholesterol levels and decrease the bad. They help keep plaques from forming in the arteries which can then cause strokes and heart attacks. Omega 3s have also been found to lower blood pressure.

Mental health is also impacted by Omega 3 acids from fish oil. These acids affect both cognitive and behavioral aspects of the brain. Furthermore, a correlation is being seen between Omega 3 deficiencies and various types of illnesses and diseases of the brain such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons and Schizophrenia. Supplementation with fish oil is also being noted as showing improvements in ADD and ADHD.

The Omega 3s found in fish oil are also essential in development of both the brain and the nervous system. Pregnant women should be sure that they are getting enough of these fatty acids for good fetal development. There are some studies that have shown that premature deliveries are less likely when the mother is supplementing with fish oil.

The fatty acids in fish oil have a role in the inflammatory response of the body. They can be very helpful in reducing inflammation and, therefore, pain in all inflammatory conditions in the body including arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease and prostatitis. The anti-inflammatory quality of the oil can actually help reduce wrinkles as well. This, plus encouraging increased production of collagen can result in younger looking skin.

Fish oil has also been found to help prevent cancer, specifically that of the breast, prostate and colon. The Omega 3s do this by keeping the normal cell from mutating into a cancerous one, stopping abnormal cell growth and killing off cancer cells.

One more benefit of fish oil is that it can promote the production of serotonin which, to put it simply, is the hormone that makes us feel good emotionally. It may also help to reduce levels of hormones that increase stress. So, between the two functions, the result is feeling calmer, less stressed and happier. All of which benefit the immune system as well.

There are more fish oil benefits that could be added, but the point is made. These fish oil fatty acids are vital for your health. When you look for a supplement, be sure that you find one that has no fillers and no preservatives. You want a high quality supplement made from nothing but cold-water fish.

Daniel runs a website dedicated to the fish oil where you can find information about fish oil side effectsand other fish oil related information.

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