Fish oil is one of the most commonly consumed dietary supplements today. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are pretty crucial in aiding in optimal health. Most importantly, omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. However, they provide a number of other benefits as well. If you don’t eat a lot of oily fish, taking a fish oil supplement could help you get enough omega-3 fatty acids.
Fish Oil and Health
Findings show omega-3 fatty acids may help to:
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce triglycerides
- Slow the development of plaque in the arteries
- Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm
- Reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke
- Lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease
The Main Event: Heart Health
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. And studies have shown that people who eat a lot of fish have much lower rates of heart disease. There are a number of risk factors for heart disease. Many of them appear to be reduced by fish/fish oil consumption.
There are a number of benefits of consuming fish oil. The first is aiding in cholesterol levels. Fish oil can increase levels of HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. However, it does not appear to reduce levels of LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol. Fish oil can also lower triglycerides by about 15–30%. Even in small doses, fish oil helps reduce blood pressure in those with high blood pressure. And it may prevent the plaques that form in arteries and cause them to harden.
In people who are at risk, it may reduce fatal arrhythmia events. Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms that can cause heart attacks in certain cases. Fish oil supplementation can improve many of the risk factors for heart disease. But as a disclaimer, there is no clear evidence that it can prevent heart attacks or strokes.
Furthermore, at Zock Family Chiropractic, we often suggest patients supplement with Nutritional Frontiers products. Nutritional Frontiers has come up with a number of fish oil supplements to help aid in your health.
OMEGA 3D II
OMEGA 3D II is a dietary supplement to support cardiovascular function and skin and hair health. This supplement is a blend of non- GMO natural oils from Fish. It combines the health benefits of Omega 3 and Vitamin D3. It is a comprehensive “multi” fatty acid supplement. And it is rich in EPA, DHA and Vitamin D3. It provides a healthy balance of essential fatty acids that are critical to total body health. These fatty acids play a vital role in the structure of cell membranes, healthy hair, and skin, and support cardiovascular, nerve, neurological and immune system functions.
Krill Oil is a supplement that supports a number of things. Firstly, it supports healthy cardiovascular function and joint and skin health. It aids in mental alertness and menstrual comfort. Krill Oil has potent antioxidant activity. This oil also supplies significant amounts of highly bioavailable Omega-3 fatty acids. These acids support brain health and function.
CocoFlax is an alternative to krill or fish oil. This blend of coconut and flaxseed oil contains the essential fatty acids you need. The blend supports things like joint comfort and cardiovascular health. It also aids in neurological function, immune, and skin health. CocoFlax consists of both coconut and flaxseed oil. Coconut Oil may help boost metabolism and immune system response. It may also improve cognitive functions and increase the ratio of HDL to LDL. Flaxseed Oil is rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids. These acids may reduce pain and stiffness. Not to mention lower blood sugar and blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and boost metabolism.
Let Zock Family Chiropractic Help!
As chiropractic care becomes more and more popular, why not try this preventive measure out for yourself? Chiropractic care is focused on allowing our spine and nerves to work to their potential. This results in not only allowing our organs to function but for them to function to their best ability. Furthermore, along with helping with the optimal functioning of our organs, realigning the spine may also help with increasing our immune system effectiveness and our hormone functions. Contact us today to schedule an introductory chiropractic session. We can discuss your pains and needs as part of my initial chiropractic workup for you as a new patient to our practice!
* This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please contact a medical professional for advice.