Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

Our doctors recommend fish oil to maximize performance and overall health. This article highlights essential supplement, Omega-3.

Omega-3 from fish oil, as we all know, is great for optimal health. Omega-3 contains eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the main fatty acids that the brain utilizes for neurogenesis and cognitive development. Omega-3 also reduces inflammation and improves oxygen delivery. Moreover, taking fish oil is effective for reducing triglyceride levels, lowering blood pressure, and is good for overall cardiovascular health.

Common food sources for omega-3 are oily fleshed, cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, cod, sturgeon, anchovy, and sardines. However, unless you are consuming properly-sourced, wild fatty fish regularly as well as limiting your intake of inflammatory foods, supplementation is most likely recommended in order to maximize the benefits of omega-3.  The average American diet contains too many omega-6 fats, which facilitates inflammation. Although omega-6 is necessary for cellular function, it is important to balance this with enough omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation.  A good supplement to use is F-Complex from Nutri-West to make sure you are getting your recommended amount of Fish Oil. 

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