Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements
There are two omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in fish oil, namely, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA and EPA can be found in fatty fish like salmon, shellfish, mussels, oysters, mackerel, trout, and crabs. Another type of omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), can be found in other consumable foods that are not fish, for instance, seeds, vegetable oils, and nuts. These fatty acids have many health benefits.
Fish oil also comes in three common formulations: pill, capsule, and liquid. Fish oil is usually taken by people due to its ability to treat inflammation. According to a growing body of research, fish oil supplements are able to treat the following conditions:
Studies have shown that people who take fish oil have a lower chance of experiencing heart disease. However, these studies have also shown that taking fish oil provides little to no benefits to the heart. It helps solely in heart disease prevention and does not improve the health of a heart.
Taking fish oil supplements can help in providing relief from rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms such as pain, joint tenderness, and morning stiffness can be addressed by fish oil supplements. Take note that fish oil does not treat this type of condition effectively, it only alleviates discomfort from arthritis. Also, fish oil prevents people from taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
High Blood Pressure
Fish oil supplements can slightly lower blood pressure, especially for those who have (moderate to severe) high blood pressure. There may not be any noticeable reduction of blood pressure for people with elevated (mild) blood pressure if they choose to take fish oil supplements.
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