Image by Stephen Cummings via FlickrFish oil capsules are a part of my everyday routine. I take one with breakfast and dinner. Some days for lunch (if I am home) I take one. Up to 3 a day is what is a suggested dosage.
I had tried to take fish oil before and could not stand the fishy burps that followed. But now they are available in enteric-coated capsules. Same benefits and no awful burps equals a no-brainer: take a multi-vitamin and fish oil everyday.
Here is why: (paraphrased from http://www.extend-life.com/)
for your Heart-
By helping reduce the risk of arrhythmias and sudden death by a heart attack.
for your Brain-
Better brain function through more efficient neurotransmitters leading to improved concentration, memory, and also might decrease the likelihood of depression.
for your Cholesterol level-
By lowering triglycerides and helps balancing your cholesterol.
for Joints and Arthritis-
Better joint function from reduced inflammation and a reduction in pain.
for your skin and beauty-
Improves the health and appearance of your skin, helps keep nails strong, as well as your hair healthy and shiny.
for your Immune system and cancer-
A stronger immune system, proven to be beneficial for the body's immune function, lowered risk of breast and prostate cancer.
for your vision-
Improved focus, colour, perception and clarity of vision.
for your digestive system-
By improving intestinal health and reducing inflammation assisting those with IBS or Crohn's Disease.
It possibly could help people with existing allergies by reducing symptoms.
Fish oil enhances insulin secretion from beta cells in the pancreas, regulating blood sugar levels. DHA plays a protective role in diabetic neuropathy in all forms of diabetes.
My Doctor suggested I take fish oil because I have higher cholesterol levels than I should (genetic). I have to say this is such an easy, positive, and healthy change. My numbers went down and I can tell the biggest difference in my digestive health.
Worth a try because it is so hard to eat enough fish to get these benefits! I love it when a small change gives results.
Talk to your doctor, and if they feel like you should add it to your routine then you should definitely try it.