There’s a very long list of nearly magical benefits that stem from taking fish oil suppliments, most related to their anti-inflammatory activity and high Omega 3 fatty acid content.
This list includes:
- protection from colon, prostate and breast cancer
- depression and bipolar disorders
- menstrual cramps
- multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease
- rheumatoid arthritis
- high triglyceride control
- prevent heart disease
One study published in August 2000 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on post-menopausal women monitored their fish oil intake and found that those who ate more of the omega 3 rich oil had 25% less risk of developing heart disease than those taking a placebo.
Omega 3’s role could be absolutely life-saving! In a report in the medical journal, JAMA, 20,000 men were followed for 11 years and found that those who ate fish one or more times a week had a 50% reduced risk of sudden death from a heart attack – over the following 10 year period!
A Dutch trial involving over 550 men focused on the benefit of fish oil for preventing stroke, and reported a whopping 51% reduction from normally expected stroke statistics from those who got adequate omega 3 in their diet.
Fish oil is the best source of critical long-chain omega fatty acids like DHA and EPA, yet fresh fish are most likely to be contaminated with PCBs, DDT and dioxin, along with heavy metals like mercury. Investigators of a study linking fish consumption to breast cancer warned “Fish is not merely a source of omega 3 fatty acids, but also of methyl mercury.”
That’s why fish oil suppliments are so attractive as a healthy and safe option to enjoy all the benefits of omega 3 intake. Make sure that the brand you pick uses oil from fish caught in the cleanest and coldest waters, preferably those far from commercial shipping lines. They are the ones at least risk of water contamination by industrial waste.
Molecular distillation makes fish oil capsules even safer by removing any mercury or other heavy metals, dioxins, PCBs and other contaminants, leaving pure, non-toxic fish oil that confers all health benefits on you.