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The 8 Main Real Effects Of Fish Oil On Your Health

In this article you will find the ins and outs of supplementing your diet with fish oil pills. Although fish oil is not the panacea for every use it has been touted, fish oil is still irreplaceable for some major health conditions counting among the major death causes per year in the US. Read this article to be correctly informed.

What Is Fish Oil Good For? An Unbiased Look At 8 Popular Claims

JOE, MS NUTRITION

What is fish oil good for when it comes to chronic disease, skin conditions and weight loss?

This article looks at 8 of the most popular claims to uncover the truth.

What does fish oil do?

Fish oil supplements are made from fats (oils) of fatty fish species like salmon, sardines and mackerel.

The fats in these fish are mostly omega-3 fats, which play a vital role in brain function, cell growth and inflammation. These fats cannot be made by our bodies, so it’s essential we get them from food.

EPA and DHA are able to influence our health primarily through signalling compounds, known as eicosanoids. These compounds are produced in response to cellular stress and help combat harmful inflammation.

Long term stress and inflammation is a driver behind many of today’s physical and mental health burdens, which is why the benefits of fish oil pills are so widespread.

1. Fish oil improves symptoms of depression

Depression is now one of the most common mental disorders in the world.

An estimated 16 million US adults experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2012.

A large review of 28 previous studies found that in most cases fish oil, particularly EPA, was helpful in treating depressive symptoms. It appears to be much more effective in those with severe depression vs those with low depressive symptoms (1).

Summary: Using fish oil in combination with conventional medication has been shown to greatly reduce depressive symptoms, especially in those with severe depression.

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