Health Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements
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Health Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

Andrea Fernandes


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Dietary Fish oil dietary supplements have become quite popular among the health conscious and fitness enthusiasts. Fish variety like sardines, mackerel, herring, tuna, and salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids are among the main types of omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Fish, in general, do not synthesize the oil, but rather get it from algae and plankton in their diet. When fish consume phytoplankton that consumed the microalgae, they accumulate the omega-3s in their tissues. The human body cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids. The recommended RDA is 3 gm of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids combined, including up to 2 gm from dietary supplements.

 

Fish oil offers a variety of benefits when supplemented; particularly when the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body is almost equal (1:1). Fish oil works primarily through eicosanoids, which are basically signaling molecules. An exact ratio of omega 3:6 fatty acids will influence which eicosanoids are released in response to stress in the body. The average diet (red meat, eggs, and so on) are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which is why fish oil is recommended (to balance the ratio). A ratio of approximately 1:1 (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) is associated with healthier blood vessels, a lower lipid count and a reduced risk for plaque build-up. Fish oil can also lower the risk of diabetes and several forms of cancer, including breast cancer. It is also believed to help those with chronic fatigue, muscle soreness.

 

Omega-3s play significant roles in the body as components of the phospholipids that basically form the structures of cell membranes. DHA, in specific, is high especially in the retina, brain, and sperm. In addition to their structural role in the cell membranes, omega-3s (along with omega-6s) provide energy for the body and are also used to form eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are signaling molecules that have similar chemical structures to the fatty acids from which they are derived. They have extensive functions in the body’s pulmonary, cardiovascular, immune, and endocrine systems.

 

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