Why You Need to Take a Fish Oil Supplement

Out of all of the different types of Supplements available on the market, I recommend that Fish Oil be your Number 1 Priority!!

Not only is Fish Oil fantastic for your hair and skin, it is incredibly supportive to your overall health.

So let’s talk more about the benefits of this little powerhouse in a capsule and what you need to be wary of when shopping.

Fish Oil is great for your Hair and Skin

For healthy, shiny hair, you need proper nutrition. Omega-3 fatty acids nourish your hair follicles for stronger, shinier hair. My daughter’s hair grows like a weed.Fish Oil

She gets comments on it alllll the time….how shiny it is and how healthy it looks.

Essential fatty acids have great health promoting qualities and can be good for the body’s largest organ, the skin. Omega-3 fats improve the health and beauty of human skin in a few ways. They improve cellular health and functioning, and help skin maintain a smooth, elastic texture. Some research has found that they prevent wrinkles and work against the aging process. I say that is a win-win.

Other benefits include supporting skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema and psoriasis, as well as dry skin. Without the essential fatty acids, too much moisture can be lost through the skin. So by taking fish oil internally as a supplement it may just be as good as or better than applying a moisturiser. Think of Fish Oil as moisturising your skin from the inside out.

Fish Oil is great for your Heart Health

Fish oil has been associated with supporting people to be free of heart disease. Some research also suggests that people who already have heart disease may be able to reduce their risk of dying if they take a Fish Oil Supplement.

Research has shown that taking fish oil can reduce levels of Cholesterol levels by 20 to 50 per cent. High levels of triglycerides raise the risk of heart disease.

Fish Oil supports Brain Function and Depression

Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in brain function. People with depression may have low blood levels of brain chemicals called eicosaWhy You Need to Take a Fish Oil (2)pentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Ha try and say that fast 3 times.

EPA and DHA can be found in fish oil.

Studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. There’s more and more concern around the side affects of anti-depressants, that even Doctors are starting to really sit up and listen to the benefits of Fish Oil. One study alone of over 22,000 participants showed that Fish Oil reduced depression by 30%. It’s hard to believe that with such a high percentage more people don’t get told the benefit of Fish Oil!!

Brain tissue is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly in the membranes of three different types of brain cells. The link between omega-3 fatty acids and brain health is hardly surprising. These essential fatty acids are required for proper growth, development, and function of brain tissue. The human brain is 60% fat, and omega-3 fatty acids are the fatty acid of choice for the structure of certain parts of brain cell membranes. Lack of available omega-3s in our body affects brain function and is associated with cognitive and emotional disorders. If you are feeling down, give a Fish Oil a go and see how you feel from it.

Fish Oil can be helpful for Arthritis

Fish Oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory, which is great for people suffering from Arthritis. This can relieve joint pain and stiffness.

Why can’t you just eat Fish?

Great question!! Fish is fantastic, yes, however to get the recommended amount of Omega 3-s per week, it can be a challenge to do this alone with fish and without the risk of too much Mercury. The National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dietary Guidelines advise that we only eat fish once or twice a week with a limit of around 80-120 grams per serving of fish. So this is where Fish Oil comes in as a Supplement to a healthy diet. This will ensure your body is getting the right amount of omega-3s.

What to look for when buying Fish Oil

Look for a product that claims to not leave a fishy after taste as you will be more likely to take your Supplement daily.

Always look for a Fish Oil that is wild caught fish rather than farm raised.

What to be wary of when shopping for Fish Oil

We wary of products that over promise and under deliver. There are many products available that would do more harm than good for your health. With Mercury and Contaminants in a lot of the products available in Supermarkets and Chemists aimed as a budget conscious product. The cost of your health is farm more important.

Also look for potential allergens if you have dietary requirements such as Gluten/Dairy Free.