Fish oil is being used in medicine for quite some time. Some of the extraordinary effects of taking fish oil have been proven to be nothing more than a myth, but on the other hand, there are lots of health benefits that you get from drinking fish oil that is today accepted as a fact. Fish oil is therefore prescribed to patients that have Omega-3 fatty acids deficit because it is very rich in those acids.
Many health problems are associated with our diet, our bad unbalanced diet that lacks certain substances that are vital to human health. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of those substances. The lack of them can lead to diseases like stroke, heart disease, cancer, Arthritis, psoriasis and depression. So people with low levels of Omega-3 acids or people that already suffer from the before mentioned conditions should take diet supplements that will give them additional Omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil is one of those supplements.
Research over the past few decades has been conducted in order to attest the validity of fish oil as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids and many of the results show that despite the (relatively reduced) side-effects of using this product, its benefits are undeniable.
What is the reason for the lack of Omega-3 fatty acids in our diets? Western civilisation and culture do not have a lot of fish, shellfish and seaweed on the menu. Foods that dominate our cuisine are quite on the opposite – they are rich in Omega-6 fatty acids that are on the other hand quite harmful. Only recently people have started to eat more fish. So the lack of these fatty acids in evident.
The Omega-3 essential fatty acids contained in fish oil can help prevent coronary heart disease, Crohn’s disease, strokes, prostate and colon cancer, kidney malfunctions, lupus. It will also help prevent arteriosclerosis, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest by normalising the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and maintaining a good cholesterol balance.
Fish oil also has the positive effect on people that suffer from schizophrenia. Research on this subject is still not fully confirmed and accepted, but studies report that especially young patients that started using fish oil and have only started to show symptoms of schizophrenia can see a big improvement after the fish oil is implemented.
Good results have also been achieved by using fish oil as a supplement in cases of depression. It has been noted that sometimes depression can be caused by chemical imbalances, and the Omega-3 deficit can manifest itself through an exacerbation of depressive states.
Fish oil has many benefit effects which have been recognised by medical communities worldwide. Even though it is not the all miracle cure that some have deemed it to be in an attempt to extort money from the unsuspecting sufferers looking for a cure for their ailments, fish oil can be a very effective dietary supplement that can help you preserve your good health.