I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about the amazing benefits of taking fish oil. But what exactly does that mean? Well, a Harvard study has recently concluded that many deaths per year – and I’m talking like 96,000 deaths, could be prevented by getting enough omega-3 fatty acids, aka fish oil.
The fish oil benefits include decreasing the risk of heart disease and stroke while also helping reduce symptoms of depression, hypertension, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain, arthritis and chronic skin ailments like eczema. Fish oil intake has also been associated with aiding the body in weight loss, fertility, pregnancy and increased energy.
Fish oil is a concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies are able to make many of the fats that it needs, but that’s not true for omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oils contain two very important omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids - docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
Not all fish oils are created equal, which is why many of you probably cringe at the thought of taking fish oils because you’ve experienced the “fish burps”.
Standard Process Tuna Omega-3 Oil provides a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids and is not concentrated or synthetic. Personally, I have never had the fish burps taking these supplements.
The supplements that we recommend and have available for our patients are of the very highest quality, and in some cases, considered to be “pharmaceutical grade.” We are not recommending the products so that we can force you to purchase them from our practice. We ARE recommending these products because they are at the level of quality that satisfies our requirements. I recommend fish oils in the office for a variety of reasons, but most commonly, it is because of acute inflammation and joint pain. We believe that this supplement should be a staple for everyone though, because they are tremendously beneficial for your health.
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