Who does not remember the unpleasant taste of fish oil from childhood? Today's technologies have made it possible to produce fish oil in an easy-to-take form - in capsules. At the same time, its medicinal properties are preserved.
Fish oil is a product derived from cod liver oil. It contains oleic acid, which lowers blood cholesterol levels. When using this acid, you can protect against diabetes, prevent the development of breast cancer. The composition also includes palmitic acid, which, together with oleic acid, produces prostaglandins. This complex has anti-inflammatory effects. In addition to these acids, fish oil contains polyunsaturated acids.
It is the fatty acids in fish oil that help reduce the risk of developing heart and vascular diseases, as well as normalize blood pressure. By consuming fish oil, you can gradually reduce depression and improve your overall health.
Fish oil is prescribed for atherosclerosis, rickets, night blindness and even tuberculosis. Fish oil is able to protect the respiratory system (trachea, bronchi, lungs). Doctors recommend that men drink fish oil to reduce the risk of developing inflammation and prostate cancer. Fish oil is incredibly useful for pregnant women at different periods. Experts advise taking fish oil with vegetables that contain vitamins D and A.
Fish oil is useful if you have skin and hair problems.
If the body has a high content of calcium and vitamin D, the activity of the thyroid gland is impaired, and there is also kidney failure, fish oil should be taken with caution. Fish oil should not be taken on an empty stomach. This can cause heartburn and excess bile flow. If a person is allergic to fish products, then he is strongly discouraged from taking this natural medicine. If a person suffers from low blood pressure, then fish oil is also not recommended. Fish oil contains both "good" and "bad" cholesterol.
Small children should be given fish oil, taking into account a variety of factors, as well as the height, age and weight of the child. Any fish oil intake should be discussed with your doctor.
Pay attention to the fish from which the fish oil is made. Depending on where the fish comes from, it can contain harmful substances, toxins and even heavy metals. Although most of the harmful substances are removed during the production of fish oil, the risk is still present.
Do not self-medicate. It is better to consult a doctor and even take appropriate tests. If by all indicators you can take fish oil, then feel free to use it and be healthy.