by Sophie Roy
Omega 3 Fish Oils are one of the largest categories in the industry today. We all know that we should be taking a high quality fish oil, but why? Here are a few reasons to remind you just how important a fish oil supplement really is:
1. Arthritis and Inflammatory Conditions
The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of Omega-3 oils from fish help reduce stiffness in joints and help relieve joint and muscle pain.
2. Attention Deficit Disorder and Memory
Recent research reveals that Omega-3’s, specifically DHA, help increase focus and memory retention in children and adults.
3. Cholesterol, Blood Pressure & Heart Disease
Omega-3 oils promote healthy cholesterol levels in the body by helping to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and raise good cholesterol (HDL) levels. Clinical research also reveals reductions in blood pressure with the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids.
4. Depression and Mood Regulation
Regular supplementation of omega 3 fatty acids helps to elevate mood and lessen depression and anxiety. High potency fish oil with added Vitamin D is very useful in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder or the “winter blues”.
5. Digestive System Health
Regular Omega-3 supplementation helps to soothe and lubricate the bowel, ease elimination and support overall digestive health.
6. Healthy Eyes
Fish Oil supplements reduce the risk of age related vision problems including macular degeneration. The DHA found in fish oil is important for the visual development in infants.
Fish oil can help to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.
8. Improved Brain Function in Babies
Pregnant women who took a high quality fish oil supplement had babies with higher IQs and fewer learning disorders, and were less likely to develop mental retardation or cognitive delays.
9. Skin disorders
The Journal of Lipid Research announced in 2005 that a few benefits of fish oil regarding skin condition are oil production regulation, increased hydration, reduced acne and fewer wrinkles.
10. Weight Loss
Studies show that fat loss benefits of fish oil combined with diet and exercise were significantly greater than diet and exercise alone.
Over 7000 studies on omega-3 fatty acids seem to support the fact that virtually everyone should be using fish oils. Have you taken yours today?