You may already know that fish oil is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids and have been proven to improve your overall health and reduce the risk of major diseases that we face as we age. Some of the incredible benefits of fatty acids are improve of brain function, improve of immune system, improve memory, vision, digestion, joints and prevents heart attacks.
Fish oil capsules are one of the most common forms of omega 3 that are sold in the market as supplements. The most important fatty acids are EPA eicosapentaenoic acid and DHA docosahexanoic acid, those are found in fish from cold water such as Salmon, Trout, Hoki, Tuna and Mackerel. You can sure find other kinds of fatty acids such as alpha linolenic acid ALA from flaxseed oil but it does not have the same benefits as DHA and EPA.
Scientist found that the Eskimos had low incidence of heart disease even though they had a high fat diet. The main reason is that the Eskimos eat fish with omega 3 fatty acids.
Omega 3 is also great to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis and even depression. You need to take omega 3 to get the fatty acids that you body needs, because your body does not create those fatty acids naturally.
How Many Capsules should you Take?
Well, the recommended dosage by experts if of 1000mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day.
Make sure that you only take fish oil that is purified and that is free of chemical additives that could be harmful for your health. Hoki fish is the best source and comes from the deep water of New Zealand. Read the labels before making a purchase, look for customer reviews and make sure that your supplement does not contain chemical substances.