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Herbal Supplements Spotlight, Issue #007 -- The Wonders of Fish Oil
February 24, 2005

The Wonders of Fish Oil

Are you getting enough Omega-3 fatty acids?

If you've been following the latest health news, you may have noticed that fish oil has been receiving a lot of attention these days. In fact, so much research points to the many health benefits of fish oil, even the FDA is urging us to incorporate it into our diets.

Why fish oil?

Fish oil is the only source of two of the most important and easily absorbed Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.

Omega-3's have been shown to provide significant benefits for the heart and cardiovascular system, reducing the likelihood of blood clots and protecting against irregular heartbeats.

Fish oil benefits also include lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol, inhibiting fatty buildup in the arteries and reducing inflammation in the blood.

In addition to being a powerful heart protectant, fish oil has been used to treat arthritis, depression, macular degeneration and various skin conditions. The medicinal applications of fish oil and the Omega-3 fatty acids they contain seem to be endless.

What's the best source of fish oil?

The purest oils are harvested from cold-water fish, including salmon, cod, tuna, hoki and mackerel. Incorporating these into your diet is definitely beneficial to your health.

However, there is the ever-present danger of mercury contamination with the fish that we eat, as well as other toxins. Also, with current manufacturing and handling processes, you can never be sure that the fish you eat actually contains enough Omega-3 fatty acids to yield significant health benefits.

That is why many people opt for a fish oil supplement to ensure an adequate supply of the two essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA. A high quality supplement is molecularly distilled, and therefore devoid of any contamination. It will also contain high concentrations of important Omega-3 fatty acids.

If you don't already take a fish oil supplement, you may want to consider may not be getting the Omega-3 fatty acids your body needs from your diet!

For more information about the benefits of fish oil, visit our fish oil benefits page and learn about the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Until next time, here's to your health!

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