One of the essential fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acid, has many beneficial effects on the human body. But just like other essential fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids cannot be produced by a human body, so we have to consume them in order to supply our body. You can get supplements of omega-3 fatty acids and we will talk about one of them called fish oil. There are good fats that are beneficial on the human body, and there are bad fats, which are poly saturated and saturated fats, and they decrease the level of triglycerides. Omega-3 fatty acids can be received from eating fish, but in this way, you will have to eat fish every day in order to get the amount you need. The best choice in this moment is the use of omega-3 supplements, which are recommended by numerous doctors. In the following text, we will focus on the fish oil and the benefits associated with this supplement. Three omega- fish oil supplement types are available in the market today. Cod liver oil is used for the production of one such type, and it is rich in vitamins D and A. Fatty tissue of salmon or herrings is used for the production of other two types of the supplements.
Eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, are two types of omega-3 fatty acids and in one capsule for adults, you should find 450mg of EPA and 650mg of DHA. Every day you should take approximately 3g of omega-3 fatty acids, according to the FDA, although the Heart Association says that this is not true and that we can only take 500mg a day. So, it is best to see a doctor before you start using these supplements. When children are concerned, omega-3 fatty acids will help them develop brain power. Fish oil supplements must be given to children who have low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Some researchers say that these supplements can improve children behavior, reading skills and attention. Also, it is said that children who have problems with hyperactivity or problems with short-term memory will benefit greatly from these supplements.
The use of these supplements will decrease the high blood pressure, reduce chances of developing cardiovascular diseases, reduce symptoms of Raynaud's disease and varicose veins, improve blood circulation, reduce chances of Alzheimer’s disease and aid in the fight against depression. Cats and dogs will benefit from the use of omega-3 fatty acids as well, due to anti-inflammatory effects. But see a veterinarian before you start giving omega-3 fatty acids supplements to your pet.