Health Tip: Triple Strength Fish Oil

It’s Friday, who really wants to read anything serious? To round off the week, I decided to bring you guys another health tip. For the record, everything I give you guys as health tips I personally use myself so I so I’m not giving you anything I haven’t researched for myself. Let’s start with Triple Strength Fish Oil.

Once again, I know this sounds nasty but triple strength fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids; which is something that we all need in our systems. I only get my supplements and vitamins from two places; GNC and Vitamin World. I have the GNC version of the triple strength fish oil, which is shown below. Here is the description listed on the box:

-900 mg total omega-3 fatty acids

-may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease

-Supports joint, brain and skin health

-purified-controls fish burps

Also, here is a little info from WebMD for factual purposes.

Omega-3 fatty acids are key for normal development and growth. Omega-3 supplements have also become one of the most popular supplements in the U.S. They’re used to prevent and treat a number of serious diseases.

Studies show strong evidence that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. People who have had a heart attack and are treated with omega-3 fatty acids have a lower risk of having further heart attacks. Omega-3 fatty acids may lower the overall risk of death from heart disease. There’s also good evidence that diets high omega-3 fatty acids help with rheumatoid arthritis.

Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied in many other conditions. They include asthma, cancer, depression, Crohn’s disease, and psoriasis. While some of these studies have been promising, they’re still inconclusive.

The different types of omega-3 fatty acids can be confusing. There are the fish oils, which contain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA.) Then there are the plant sources with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is converted into omega-3 fatty acids in the body.

Studies have generally used fish oils. While plant sources with ALA may have the same benefits, less is known about them. For now, fish oils with DHA and EPA have the more established benefit.

Flaxseed is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

I hope you all enjoy the health tips, I love giving them. 🙂

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Trish
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 19:22:06

    Definitely enjoying the health tips. Keep giving them!

    Reply

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