The Folly of Consuming Fish Oil

Fish oil is derived from fish. The supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids that are thought to reduce inflammation in the body.

There have been many studies that have mentioned certain risk associated with fish oil intake. Fish oil came under attack in 2006 after it was discovered that the supplement could contain heavy metals and toxins, present in the fish. Certain brands were pulled off store shelves and tested for their safety.

Fish oil mainly comes from the liver of the fish. Also present in the liver is Vitamin A. when the body consumes too much Vitamin A, health can be jeopardized. When taking fish oil, there is no way to ingest it without ingesting Vitamin A as well.

Fish oil supplements taken with blood thinners can cause serious risk. Aspirin and other blood thinning medications can be amplified when taken with fish oil. Bleeding disorders can be intensified as well.

Natural Alternatives to Fish Oil

Many people do not agree with taking fish oil because of the associated risks or their personal beliefs. If you want a vegan source of omega 3 fatty acids, consider these sources:

  • Black Currant Oil
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Borage Oil
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Black Seed Oil

These sources do not carry many of the same side effects or risks as fish oil. They are still high in essential fatty acids and have positive natural effects on the body.

Many supplements are highly regarded in the media and the news for their health benefits. What you less often hear are the side effects and risks. Become educated on the supplements you take and everything that goes in or on your body. You are in charge of your health and it is up to you to learn both the good and the bad.

Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids have been highly publicized by the American Heart Association. They believe that the benefits of this fatty acid are helpful to those with high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and hypertriglyceridemia. Unfortunately, they are only promoting the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids derived from fish oil, when the truth is that the benefit comes from the omega 3 fatty acid, not the fish it’s derived from.

Omega-3 has also been touted as being helpful in lowering depression. This may be because studies have shown some violent or depressed people to have lower natural levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their nervous system.

Other conditions that have been studied in conjunction with omega-3 fatty acids include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Psoriasis

Thank you for reading!

This article is compliments of www.dherbs.com.

2013-06-13T09:25:51+00:00

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