By now you've probably heard about the immense benefits of adding fish oil to your diet. Fish oil is a regular topic on health blogs, health programming, and in healthy living conferences and seminars, in books, media, etc. The 'good stuff' our bodies want in fish oil are the essential omega-3 fatty acids, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). We can receive our needed omega-3 fatty acids by eating a regular diet of healthy fish such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, and herring. Cod liver, whale blubber, and seal blubber are also good sources, though probably not as commonly chosen as the aforementioned fish. However, for many of us, eating the proper amounts of quality fish to get the omega-3s that we need is not a reality. Fortunately omega-3s are easily accessible through dietary supplements as well.
There are many benefits of fish oil supplementation and while lowering triglyceride levels is perhaps the most often touted, that's really only the tip of the iceberg. Fish oil is often given to support and treat many conditions of the heart, to promote general blood flow, battle cholesterol, and more.
Some of Fish Oil's Uses, Benefits, and Conditions it May Help Improve
Taking fish oil supplements in high doses could significantly lower immunity in some cases/patients/users. Anyone who may be taking immunity lowering drugs should exercise extreme caution. As is the rule for all drugs, medications, and supplements, never begin use without first checking with your doctor and getting permission to do so. Only your doctor can decide if any drug, medication, or supplement will be safe for your use.
Many people find that compounded medications and supplements are easier on their bodies. Compounded medications and supplements can be prepared specifically to your doctor's recommendations, and can be crafted without the use of harmful dyes, sugars, or other ingredients that your body does not want or cannot tolerate. Talk to your doctor about compounding and the extensive potential benefits of compounded medications and supplements.
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