It was discovered by the American researchers, namely Burr and Evans that omega-3 is an unsaturated essential fatty acid which are found from the fats of animals, plants and also marine animal. Our body cannot produce fatty acids which are important for many numbers of functions in the body. It contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which come from the dietary sources or from fish oil supplements, either way are beneficial to the health status of the person. In addition, it must be stored in a safe room temperature, away from freezing or heating temperature in order to preserve its nutritional properties and to last longer.
Health benefits of fish oil supplements
Treatment for ADHD
For people suffering from this illness, omega-3 fish oil would able to treat and even reduce the common symptoms of ADHD like hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and restlessness. According to the University of South Australia they are able to discover the healing properties of the Omega 3 with the combination of primrose oil via its beneficial effects on brain functions.
Several studies show that the functional property of the omega-3 fish oil would able to treat slower cognitive decline due to the presence DHA that have the essential component that vital for brain process and function. It is also able to prevent other related brain diseases.
Due to the many studies about omega-3 essential fatty acids, it has been proven to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Through consumption, omega-3s help lower the triglycerides which are the fat component in the blood because as man consumes more LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or the bad cholesterol that form around the artery it block the passage of the blood flow which result in high blood pressure. The omega 3 fatty acids as a polyunsaturated fat will aid to decrease the production of the LDL at the same time lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke and abnormal rhythm of the heart.
In most clinical studies, the intake of omega-3 fish oil supplements for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have help to ease the symptoms of RA. It has the property to reduce the pain, but since it is a progressive disease it won’t stop the progression as it only minimize the inflammation or relieve the pain and symptom. However, taking a good amount of omega-3s will aid in conventional therapies and will result in the relief from pain.
Proper fish oil dosage
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center the dosage of the omega-3 fish oil supplements must based on the amount and proper ratios of the EPA and DHA that constitutes about to 0.18g (180milligrams) of EPA and 0.12g (120milligrams) of DHA
Healthy adults with no history cardiovascular diseases: based on the AHA (American Heart Association) recommends about daily intake of fish two times a week.
Adults suffering from coronary Heart Diseases: the AHA recommended intake of the omega-3 fish oil supplements 1 gram of EPA and DHA daily. It will take up to 2-3 weeks before experiencing good results.
For adults that have high cholesterol: the recommended dosage will be 2-4 grams of EPA and DHA daily. Also with the proper recommendation of a doctor will result in better and improved health status.