Fish Oil Benefits

Fish oil has long been a supplement that is geared as one of the best things that a person can take, no matter their age. There are several health benefits to fish oil and all of these benefits are something that most every woman out there is looking for. As a woman who takes fish oil, I can see many health benefits, and it has made me a firm believer in fish oil.

Better skin

As a long time sufferer of dry skin that itched and was red, I find now that my skin simply looks healthier and has more oils in it, which has greatly diminished the dry and itchy skin. I can say without a doubt that fish oil worked better for me than the most expensive dry skin lotions on the market.

Helps with Depression

There are not many people who can say that they have never felt depressed, luckily fish oil can have a hand in helping to deal with this depression. Though I would not say I was severely depressed, I did have my moments. After being on a steady supplement of fish oil, I have found that my depression symptoms have gone.

Helps with Focus

There are several studies out there who state that those with ADHD benefit the most from fish oil. I do not have ADHD, but I do find that my focus is much better. I can get the things I need to get done without getting sidetracked.

Helps with Inflammation

After working out, I would have sore muscles and this would almost be enough for me to avoid the workout for a couple of days. However, fish oil helps with inflammation by helping to reduce this and prevent it. Now, I can workout and not feel it as much. Plus, with a few joint problems I have, the inflammation has greatly decreased, which has led to less pain.

Treatment of Ulcers

I have always had ulcer issues since I was a teenager, but with the fish oil, I found that the ulcers became less and can say that I have not had one for months now. Despite that I have been under stress and this often results in an ulcer for me.

These are the personal benefits that I have found, though there are sure to be more that I see later in life. Studies have been done on fish oil for years, and there are several other benefits that scientists and the medical world in general are pointing out to those who are considering using fish oil, that may be of interest to you. These benefits include:

  • Lessens postpartum depression and still allows a mother to nurse her baby
  • Helps with Alzheimer's disease and lessens how this is affecting the person
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease and some forms of breast cancer
  • Helps in weight loss
  • For babies and children, it can help to improve their focus, help with brain development and ensure eye health
  • Helps to lower cholesterol
  • Helps to protect against having a stroke

The good news is that adding a fish oil supplement to your diet is easy. It does not taste, so you don't have to worry about that fishy taste that many people are strongly against. In addition, there have not been any side effects that studies have reported on, meaning that it is safe to take with just about any other type of medication that you may take. Just as you take a multi-vitamin, fish oil should be right there in your medicine cabinet as a way to help your health and maybe even prolong your life.

Resources

www.allaboutfishoil.org: Interesting page about fish oil.

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