Fish oils

What are other names for this remedy?

Other names include omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

What is fish oil?

The omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. That means that your body needs them to be healthy, but cannot make them. Therefore fish oils must be obtained through the diet. They are found in cold-water fish. Sources include: cod, tuna, salmon, shrimp, halibut, shark and mackerel.

What is the role of fish oil in the body?

Fish oils play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They are natural anti-inflammatories and are used to treat and prevent diseases caused by inflammation.

Who should supplement with fish oils?

People who don’t eat at least 2 servings of fish per week may want to consider supplementing with fish oils.

Fish oils are also used in the following conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease

And many more!

Are there side effects to supplementing?

Fish oils may cause gas, bloating, belching and diarrhea. People with bleeding disorders or who are taking blood thinners should avoid taking fish oils.

Do fish oils interact with medications?

Fish oils can interact with many medications so check with your pharmacist to see if they are safe for you!

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