Fish Oil Benefits & Side Effects of Fish Oil

23 11 2010

Fish Oil Benefits & Side Effects of Fish Oil

Fish, those slippery suckers have so many health benefits. Speaking from seafood lovers point of view I don’t need a reason to eat fish but one of the main reasons I eat it personally is its good to have a varied diet and seafood and fish is a great alternative protein source if you’re a big meat eater.

Dosage

For adults take 1 to 2 Capsules 3 times daily , with meals or as prescribed

this gives you roughly 1080mg of EPA and 720mg of DHA when taking a regular 1000mg per capsule fish oil supplement.

For more serious conditions involving skin problems or arthritis, its ok to take up to 10 1000mg capsules a day.

Benefits

Asthma

This may not apply to you but its great to know that fish can benefit a whole lot of conditions and one of them being asthma. Fish is known to reduce chronic inflammation that is associated with asthma.   

Eye and Brain health.

Fish have benefits to eye and brain health because of the properties of fish oil that smooth blood vessels and increase blood flow and nutrients to important organs like the brain and eyes.

Cardiovascular disease

Eating a diet high in fish will improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing blood clots and inflammation, improving blood vessel elasticity, lowering blood pressure, lower blood fats and most importantly boosting good cholesterol.  

Hyperactivity

We all know fish oil or fish is given to hyperactive kiddies to get them to settle down. Fish oil has also been trialed on children with ADHD and has shown to significantly reduce levels of ADHD associated chemicals in the blood stream.   

Dementia

Like most of the health benefits from fish / fish oil its due mainly to the increase in blood flow that fish oil provides which in turn means better working organs and when talking about dementia the increase blood flow will help the brain perform better and will reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.  

Inflammatory

Fish oil is known to help reduce conditions involving inflammation such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and autoimmune disease. Fish is also great for people who work out do physical work as it will help there joints and muscles recover quicker.  

Prematurity

Studies have shown that eating fish during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of delivering a baby prematurely.  

Dandruff

Again the benefits of fish and circulation will help to improve dry skin and especially dandruff. I definitely notice my skin feeling dryer after stopping my fish oil.

Side Effects of Fish Oil ( Deadly Mercury) make sure you buy a certified and tested fish oil capsule

Side Effects of Fish Oil

Mercury Many people worry about the mercury found in some fish as mercury is naturally occurring in our oceans and can be hard to avoid. Children should definitely avoid any sort of fish that may contain mercury as it presents a danger for young children.

Some fish that usually contain high amounts of mercury include shark , swordfish, orange roughy (sea perch and blue fin tuna. A good way to avoid mercury would be to buy farmed fish preferably ones being fed on an organic natural diet which will ensure high quality oils being produced in the fish. Otherwise a good fish oil that has been tested for mercury can be a good way to get your fish oil intake.

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