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Fish Oil Ingredients

Updated on June 20, 2011

Fish Oil

Fish oil is found in all types of fish and contains omega-3s fatty acids providing you with nutrition for a healthy heart, Drugs.com reports. Fish oil has different names such as omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Marine oils, n-3 fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids and marine oil fatty acids.

Chemical Makeup
Fish oil is made up of EPA and DHA both fatty acids known as omgea-3 contains a higher amount of DHA in opposed to EPA. DHA helps in the break down and prevention of triglycerides in your bloodstream. This fatty acid will help prevent other health problems such as heart palpitations.

Fish
Fish contain omega 3- fatty acids, Drugs.com states. The recommended intake of fish is twice a week for the American Heart Association, University of Maryland Medical Center indicates.

Heart Disease Prevention
Fish oil helps to prevent heart disease by lowering the triglyceride levels in your blood. Plaque cannot build up in your arteries if triglycerides no longer build up in your blood stream. Plaque is caused by triglycerides sticking to the inside of your arteries and not moving. This build up of triglycerides is called plaque.

Warnings
Be careful of harmful effects caused by ingestion of fish such as bleeding, MayoClnic.com reports Tell your doctor if you are taking a blood thinner such as warfarin do not start this fish oil supplement with out the consultation of your doctor. Fish oil may lower your blood pressure as well. If you take blood pressure medication be aware of the possible interaction of fish oil. Examples of blood pressure medication are nadalol, propananol, atenenonal and water pills also called diuretics.

Allergies
Notify your pharmacist if you have fish allergies such as to shellfish pertaining to crab oyster, lobster. Shrimp, mussels, clams and scallops and all other shellfish.

Alcohol
If you drink alcohol you need to notify your doctor, MedlinePlus reports. Alcohol places you art risks for increased bleeding. You will not be able to drink alcohol while taking fish oil.

Chronic diseases
Fish oil helps to treat other diseases aside from heart disease such as arthritis; cancer and cognitive problems such as those related to mental health problems, University of Maryland Medical Center reports. Fish oil will help you to attain more energy while stopping the arthritic pain associated with inflammation of your joints. Fish oil will help you think more clearly with the ability of you being more productive in the activities of daily living.

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