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Fish Oil Supplements May Help With Allergies, Inflammation And Joint Pain, In Man And His Best Friend

Mar 20, 2008
There is a popular belief that fish eaters are brainy and beautiful. In fact, it's often observed that people who live in the unpolluted coastal regions have doe shaped eyes, radiant skin and a sharp brain. Many people have researched on this occurrence and attributed the cause to the heavy intake of fish in the diet. Fresh fish diet has a lot of benefits; however for people living away from the coast, fish oil is equally beneficial. Fish oil supplements are rich in omega3 fatty acids which are quite beneficial in reducing allergies, inflammation and joint pain. Docosehexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic (EPA) are long chained fatty acids which cannot be found in any other source. This may be part of the reason fish oil supplements have become popular as well an increase in research.

Let's examine the advantages of taking fish oil supplements in detail:

1. Joint Pain and Inflammation: The rich omega 3 fatty acids that are in fish may control the inflammation cycle and reduce joint pains and aches.

2. Allergies: Fish oil supplements may play a great role in reducing allergies

3. Heart problems: Omega 3 fatty acids may be quite advantageous in controlling the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing the good cholesterol (HDL). They may also keep your arteries unclogged and therefore lead to a healthier life.

4. Heart attacks and strokes: The hectic lifestyle and increased intake of junk food increase the plaque deposit on the arterial walls. This plaque breaks loose and forms clots in the blood. These clots can either get logged in the brain or clog the heart and cause heart attack or brain stroke. Fish oil supplements may actually break up these clots before they can cause any harm.

5. Pregnant women: Researches have been looking into the possibility that women who take fish oil supplements have happier and intelligent babies. The omega 3 fatty acids also help in better concentration, logic ability and memory and recall.

6. Aging: Fish oil supplements may also help in preventing oxidation of the cells and therefore prevent aging.

7. Childhood illnesses: Fish oil supplements are also known to prevent disorders like ADHD and ADD. Children with dyslexia and OCD also benefit from these omega3 fatty acids.

Pets and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Research has also shown that for dogs Omega-3 fatty acids may be essential. Let's look a how Omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial to your pet:

1. Allergies and Autoimmune Conditions - may lessen the harmful effects these problems have on the body
2. Arthritis - may help to reduce inflammation
3. Dull and Dry Hair Coats - may help to protect the skin and coat and keep it top shape.
4. Eyes - may be beneficial in the proper development and healthy maintenance of the retina and visual cortex
6. Heart Problems - may prevent some cardiac problems

Nevertheless, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or veterinarian before you start or give your pet a fish oil supplement, especially if you or your pet is taking medicine.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
About the Author
Lori Matthews studies health, nutrition and wellness. She enjoys writing articles on health for both people and pets. Please visit her omega 3 fish oil site for more information.
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