Reviews of the Most Popular Fish Oil Supplements
I'm quite skeptical about health supplements because of the ungodly amount of inaccurate information there is online. So many websites claiming this and that, when it's all just for personal gain. I did some digging of my own and saw enough of fish oil and its little to no side effects so I decided to give it a try. I chose the capsule form over the oil because I didn't know if the strong fishy taste would bode well for me. Fishy breath anyone?
Let me begin by briefly explaining what omega 3 fatty acids are. Fish oil and fish in general are considered healthy food because they contain omega 3 fatty acids DHA, EPA and ALA. Now, you may be wondering why I'm recommending a fatty acid to you rather than a traditional supplement like probiotics. There are good types of fat and then there are bad types of fat. Omega 3 fatty acids are the good guys, and fortunately for us, we can have our fill of them by eating a large amount of fish such as salmon or tuna, or we can take omega 3 fish oil supplements instead.
Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid, meaning the body cannot manufacture it. It can only be obtained through what we eat. The problem with that is most people don't eat enough fish to satisfy the required omega 3 intake. In addition, omega 6 is present in almost everything we eat, so the ratio of an average person's intake of omega 6 to omega 3 is somewhere around 20:1. That's quite alarming considering the ideal ratio is somewhere around 2:1. This is one of the primary causes for health conditions around the world, particularly in the United States.
For the first few days or even weeks, I didn't notice any radical changes, and I guess that's partly why other people deny the effectiveness of fish oil supplements. You need to take it consistently; otherwise, it won't cause any noticeable effects. Anyone who's read anything about omega 3 fatty acids or fish oil would come across how it helps prevent heart disease, developmental disorders, depression and many, many more. Those kinds of diseases don't happen overnight. Unless you've already been diagnosed with a disease, and are using fish oil as a form of alternative treatment, you probably won't notice any major changes right away.
I chose fish oil out of all the other health supplements because of the benefits to the heart. I have high blood pressure, so I elected to take fish oil hoping it would do me some good. So did it live up to the hype? I'll let my results do the talking. Prior to taking fish oil supplements, my normal blood pressure level was 160/90. Now, I'm at a very healthy 120/70.
No one's forcing you to go out and buy fish oil for yourself right this second. Take the time to weigh the pros and cons, and you'll find that you have nothing to lose and a world of a difference to gain. I know because I was just as reluctant as you are to try a new product, but I've never looked back. Something tells me neither will you.