Feb 052013
 
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Why Do We Need A Fish Oil Supplement?

Fish oil benefits every part of your body, especially the heart. Like any machine, your heart needs oil to run smoothly. Not just any oil though. Scientists have identified the right oil as Omega 3 Fatty Acids.

It’s not the most glamorous name we have ever heard but it’s very important to your health. Taking a fish oil supplement with antioxidants will ensure that you are getting what your body needs to fight off disease.

 

What are Some of The Benefits of Fish Oil?

One thing it controls very well is Triglyceride’s (fat in the blood). My doctor put me on Lipitor years ago. It helped get my bad cholesterol down but it wasn’t helping my triglycerides. So, my doctor suggested I take a Fish Oil supplement.  Sure enough, a few months later my triglycerides were under control.

 

Here is a list of the Main Fish Oil Benefits:

  • Decreases Triglycerides (Fat in the Blood)
  • Reduces Blood Pressure
  • Increases HDL
  • Reduces arterial wall Inflammation
  • Makes blood less stickier and less likely to form clots
  • Stabilizes and maybe even reverses plaque, and prevents plaque rupture
  • Soothes heart rate variability, which counteracts arrhythmia
  • Contributes to the energy of the heart muscle

 

Controlling Inflammation is Very Important

Fish oil also helps control Eicosanoids. What’s that? Yeah, I had the same question. They are tiny hormone substances that are produced by all of your cells. These chemicals serve to regulate inflammation and immune responses in your body and just like cholesterol, there are good ones and bad ones. Internal Inflammation is how clogged arteries get started.

The good news is that you can control the bad eicosanoids by what you put in your body. Foods like trans fats and refined carbohydrates trigger the production of harmful eicosanoids. Omega 3 Fatty acids on the other hand counteract the inflammation caused by the bad eicosanoids.

 

You’re Always One Step Ahead With The Right Fish Oil

When looking for a supplement, I didn’t just settle for any fish oil. I did some research and found that it’s also important to take antioxidants. CoQ10, Astaxanthin and Lycopene were at the top of the list. I learned that these antioxidants work together to kick butt wherever they find free radicals that can cause disease. I take Omega 3/QH Ultra. It has all of the fish oil and antioxidants my body needs.

Another benefit of taking a supplement combined with antioxidants is that under certain circumstances the fish oil can get oxidized in your body before it has a chance to work. Astaxanthin has the ability to protect fish oil from oxidizing in your body. This helps the fish oil get to where it’s needed so it can do the most good.

For more information look at the Fish Oil Buyers Guide.

 

 February 5, 2013

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