All about fish oils


How can Fish Oil supplementation help you to achieve optimal health and fitness? Fish oil is a popular supplement used to help people increase their intake of two kinds of essential fats; eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually found in fish, animal products and phytoplankton. Most people choose to use Fish oil as a source of these healthy fats because they’re the cheapest and most easily available source . What are the benefits of Fish Oil Supplementation? Researched benefits Reduced risk of metabolic diseases Reduced inflammation alongside increased good cholesterol reduced bad cholesterol and improved triglyceride levels in the blood. Supplementation also has shown improved blood flow around the body and reduced blood pressure. Improve mood Reduced cortisol response and a lowering of perceived stress. Help keep you in shape Increased fat oxidation, reducing the amount of fat stored around vital organs specifically the liver. Also increases the amount of fat burnt when exercising. Keep your brain in good shape too Reduced cognitive decline and increased blood flow to the brain, resulting in improved brain function and memory. Supplementation also has a positive effect on the symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. References at http://examine.com/supplements/Fish+Oil/#effect-matrixExamine.com is an independent encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition. We are not affiliated in any way with any supplement company and we have a team of health professionals analyzing the full body of research.” What to look for in a high quality source of Omega 3’s As we all know, supplements can come at a variety of prices, and as a result they come in a variety of qualities to match. Generally speaking cheap and cheerful isn’t something that you can use to describe any supplement. When you’re choosing your fish oil tablets make sure they fill the following criteria. Only buy high strength capsules, each capsule should contains at least ½ a gram of Omega 3 fatty acids, with at least 80% of that coming from active EPA and DHA. Other supplements will include the inactive and cheaper ALA Omega 3 fatty acid in their measurements which humans are poor at converting into the useful forms (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/963794) Make sure you check your supplement has been independently tested for toxins (PCB’s, Dioxins, Furans, PAH’s and heavy metals) to ensure that the Omega 3 source is as pure as possible and you aren’t adding a toxic load to your body with your supplements. Better supplements will flavour the oils with natural citrus oils to help eliminate the fishy breath that can be found after taking fish oils. You fish oil should contains Vitamin E, which improves the uptake of Omega 3 by preserving the fats in storage. Without Vitamin E (tocopherols) the Omega 3 fats can degrade in the tablet and lose their benefit. Who should not be taking Fish Oils? Anyone taking blood thinners. Who is most likely to benefit from taking Fish Oils? Anyone who does not eat several portions of wild oily fish per week, for example Wild Salmon. Mackerel, Sardines etc. Note: Farmed fish do not offer the same level of Omega 3 as their wild counterparts because they are fed on grains which are very poor sources of Omega 3. Anyone who is overweight suffers from diabetes, arthritis, asthma or any other type of inflammatory illness. Anyone interested in optimal health www.ufitstudio.co.uk


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