5 Incredible Benefits of Fish Oil

The benefits of Fish Oil are accredited to the amazing omega-3 essential fatty acids. These are mainly found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna and eggs and to a smaller extent in walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds and extra virgin olive oil. 

These omega-3 fatty acids we speak of are a class of polyunsaturated fatty acids and are made up of 2 components, EPA and DHA. These are dietary fats with a variety of health benefits and contain anti-inflammatory properties. We understand, it can be difficult to consume adequate amounts of omega-3 through diet alone, especially in those who are fussy eaters, which is where supplementing with the JSHealth Fish Oil can be beneficial. 

Mental Wellbeing 

The quality of our wellbeing is largely underestimated and consists of our mental, physical and social health. Inflammation is one of the main mechanisms in the development and pathophysiology of mood disorders such as depression, postpartum depression and bipolar. 

The 2 components of omega-3, EPA and DHA help to reduce the manufacture and release of inflammatory compounds mainly acquired from eating animal fats, which can be associated with depression.  

Skin

Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in the body and acts as a barrier to stop water loss and harmful substances from the environment from entering? Some of the other incredible things our skin can do for us is allow us to feel the temperature, touch, sensation of pain and regulate an inflammatory and immune response. 

The consumption of omega-6 fatty acids (found in many animal fats) has increased over the last few decades and are known to increase inflammatory antibodies that can lead to an allergic response such as dermatitis. Many skin conditions can benefit from both dietary or supplemental omega-3 as it can displace the components of omega-6 fatty acids and reduce the level of inflammation.

Joints

Fish oil is known to have a pain relief effect for those experiencing arthritis due to its high content of omega-3 components, EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA are used in the regulation of lipids which are involved in the process of inflammation. Therefore, EPA and DHA rich oil can have the ability to exert an anti-inflammatory effect, making it a beneficial treatment for joint pain. 

Heart

The consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to lower resting blood pressure and triglyceride levels, which can have a favourable effect on heart health. It can also support healthy cholesterol levels by increasing the good kind of cholesterol. 

Eye Health

Diets that are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to provide long-term benefits for many ocular conditions such as dry eye disease and age-related macular degenerations. Omega-3 fatty acids are made up of EHA and DHA. DHA not only contains anti-inflammatory benefits, but it’s involved in maintaining the structure and function of the retina in the eye. 

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