Fish Oil Supplementation

The benefits of taking a fish oil supplement can seem like a never-ending list, so we have decided to make it simpler. We have summarised a few of the better known uses of fish oils here for you to read in an easy to understand list, so you can see what fish oils may be able to do for you.

Brain Activity – Fish oils are well known to aid brain activity and concentration. Children who struggle to concentrate have shown a difference in concentration levels when taking an Omega-3 supplement.

ADHD – Children with ADHD have shown a reduction of symptoms when taking a fish oil supplement.

High Blood Pressure – Some studies have shown that taking a fish oil supplement may help to reduce blood pressure in people who have a high blood pressure level.

Depression – Many scientific studies show that taking a fish oil supplement can be comparable to Fluoxetine in helping people dealing with the symptoms of major depression.

Inflammation – Fish Oils are commonly used to help reduce the symptoms of issues like arthritis, due to it’s anti-inflammatory effects. It’s is not known how this works, only that it might have an effect on cytokines which are linked to inflammation.

The acids found in fish oils are not naturally produced by the body, and therefore have to be taken through food. Fish oil supplementation can be helpful, especially to those who are not getting enough fish in their diet.

If you are vegetarian or vegan, flaxseed oil also contains Omega-3, and is a great alternative supplement for those who don’t want to take fish oils. Also, some phytoplankton supplements are great for getting some EFA’s.

It is worth noting that the effects of a fish oil supplement may take a few days to show. A wide range of supplements can be found in the Green Parrot.