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Fish Oil Supplements

Updated on December 13, 2012

Fish Oil Explained

Learn a few things about fish oil and its health benefits because there are so many. This old medicine can help with all sorts of problems ranging from brain development, hearth problems, inflammation, blood pressure etc...

The Fish Oil and Brain Health Connection

Fish Oil with its immeasurable amounts of omega 3 fatty acids has made into the limelight and garnered the respect of countless health devotees. Fish oil supplements have been part of the dietary regimes of many health enthusiasts and made their lives easier, brighter, healthier and longer. Why does this simple oil from fish liver made a huge difference in people’s health. Well, the answer to that is Omega 3 fatty acid. However, not all of us are aware of how this nutrient really affects the body, especially the brain.

The human brain is responsible for major processes in the body including metabolism, sleep regulation, thinking process, emotions, body movements and many more. Everything your body can do is controlled by the brain. Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil are the same compounds that are involve in the baby’s brain development during pregnancy. A great portion of our brain cells, specifically myelin sheaths responsible for transmitting impulses quickly and efficiently along the nerve cells, are made up of omega 3 and 6 fats. A deficiency of these nutrients would mean slow transmission of impulse and deliberate brain function.

Scientists since time immemorial have extensively studied and confirmed the brain-enhancing abilities of omega 3 fats. A pool of researches and studies suggest that intake of fish oil or any food rich in omega 3 could significantly boost brain functions including memory, reasoning, focus, comprehension, verbal skills and body coordination. The ability of essential fats to boost brain function combined with its anti inflammatory aptitude explains why fish oil delays and prevents Alzheimer’s disease, stabilize mood and reduce our risks of depression. . Now we see why omega 3 should never be missed in our diet.

Buying fish oil supplements

Usefull info on buying fish oil

You have heard of the benefits fish oil can have on your health and have decided to try it out for yourself, but in a world where everything can be seen as a gateway to make undeserved profit, and where scammers and crooks run rampant, how can you protect yourself from making a bad investment and putting your hard earned money into the pocket of someone who will sell you sub-par products or worse yet, will not deliver on what they promise to sell you at all. It's not uncommon for satellite scam businesses to develop around a product that has a lot of demand on the market, and since fish oil is one of these products, possibilities to get ripped off aren't missing. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself.

First of all, before deciding to use fish oil, consult with a specialist. Have them run some tests to make sure that the symptoms you are experiencing aren't caused by something more serious than a dietary imbalance. This works in two ways, for one, you find out from a specialist what exactly it is that you might need as a dietary supplement, and for another, your doctor or nutritionist can recommend a trusted product that will give you your money's worth.

If you are buying fish oil to try it out, make sure you are aware of any possible side-effects and any interactions it might have with ongoing treatments (for instance, fish oil intake can diminish the absorption of vitamins). If all that is taken care of, what is left to do is to verify the products you would potentially be buying to make sure they can be trusted.

Who To Buy From?

Buy from a well known and trusted manufacturer. Of course, obscure little manufacturers won't always be scammers, but you have a better guarantee that a company that has been verified by others will sell you a high quality product. A very important factor in the production of fish oil is the quality of the ingredients, and a big corporation will afford to invest in high quality ingredients, purification mechanisms and research, and will not risk tarnishing their good name by releasing a faulty product, whereas smaller companies will rely on other means to get their profit, and that doesn't always mean good things.

Price Of Liquid Fish Oil?

The price can be a good indicator of the quality of a product, but don't rush to take money out of your pocket and spend it on the most expensive item on the market before verifying their manufacturer. Some of these scams rely on the preconceived idea people have that the most expensive product is also the best, and many don't stop to verify the seller's credentials. You shouldn't shy away from spending more on a product of verifiable quality, and, in fact, you should do just that, and not settle for something mediocre, after all, we are what we ingest, just make sure that you are not getting ripped off by pompous promises, flashy packaging and an ostentatiously high price.

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      Hana4 6 years ago

      I believe that the fish being sold to us are filled with heavy metals (and that's been proved times and times again) and pollutants from the seas that are being harvested. I mean, Rio Mare? Come on :) I use Aquamarine from Vitabiotics, and they work for me because they don't leave any fishy after-taste. Oh, did I mention I hate eating fish because of the bones? :)

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      itd_24 6 years ago

      great info

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