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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Important Benefits Of Fish-Oil Supplements - 10 Super Important Health Benefits

Fish Oil Supplement

by Joey Capone, Ph. D

Here is my list of the 10 most proven benefits of this simply amazing supplement that is a "must-have", in any healthy man's diet supplementation.

Research has shown the amazing health benefits of fish oil supplements. These supplements are also almost always 100% all natural since the oil comes directly from the fish.

1-Reduction of pain and inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids have hugely positive effects on inflammation factors and regulate your body's inflammation cycle, relieving and reducing painful conditions such as arthritis, back pain, prostatitis and any other pains caused by major inflammation.

2-Greatly reduce symptoms of depression-Regular supplementation in quantities of at least 1000mg oil daily has been shown to reduce symptoms of major depression, bipolar disorder, as well as psychosis. A very healthy alternative to SSRI synthetic depression medication. From my own personal experience, I've started using Fish Oil supplements after getting off of my anti-depressants 2 years ago and have not had a need to get back on them since! I know for a fact that fish oil omega 3 fatty acids has played a major role in this!

3-Aids in the protection from heart attacks and strokes. Research indicates that omega 3 fatty acids help loosen up clots of plaque on arterial walls and breaks them before they can cause any major damage. Daily supplementation is essential to continue the flow of this action for blood flow to remain clot-free. It's when these clots reach the brain that a heart attack or stroke ensues.So do what you can today by adding fish oil to your diet!

4-Improvement of memory, focus, attention and acts as an agent for better "whole brain functioning". It is well known that people that eat fish regularly are more intelligent and live longer then people that don't include this regularly in their diets. Fish oil is great for pregnant women and even after childbirth, as it is great for babies health, improving their intelligence and happiness from the start.

5-Fish Oil great improves symptoms of ADD/ADHD in both children and adults. Overall improvements in the quality of life have been well documents in patients with ADD/ADHD by assisting with memory recall, attention span and ability to concentrate efficiently. Again comes in the factor of "whole brain functioning". Fish Oil has been shown to have a real profound impact on mental health in general

6-Prevents cancer. New studies are proving Fish Oil's effectiveness in combating and preventing cancers such as prostate, breast, skin and colon cancer. The oil works by stopping a healthy,normal cell from migrating to a cancerous growth, inhibiting deadly cellular growth ,thereby causing apoptosis, which is the cellular degeneration or death or cancerous cells.

7-Heart Healthy Cardiovascular Health. Fish Oil Omega 3 fatty acids works miracles for your heart and the endless veins and arteries that make up the cardiovascular system,l owering cholesterol, blood pressure, tryglicerides,etc. The oil also has a substance called EPA which increases good cholesterol. Just imagine how many years you can add to your life by maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system!

8-Fish Oil Benefits Your Eyes! People who eat the most fish/fish oil have the fewest eye problems! The first problem that is benefited is age-related macular degeneration ,which is disruption of the center retina,the tiny nerve at the back of the eye that is essential for daily visual tasks.

The component of fish oil DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) protects eyes from age related macular degeneration. In a group study at the University of Westminster in 2003,participants were divided into a group that took a placebo and a group that took 890 mg daily fish oil supplementation. Those on the placebo were 60% more likely to get macular degeneration than the group that took the fish oil. The fish oil group were also less likely to have dry eye syndrome.
9-Essential for Healthy, Silky Skin! Fish Oil containing Omega 3 fatty acid EPA helps to prevent wrinkles by helping to maintain healthy sebum production of the skin, thereby delaying the natural aging process according to the Journal of Lipid Research in 2005. EPA can also limit the damage to the skin produced by overexposure to the sun's damaging UV rays. Essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are critical in regulating healthy cellular functioning and maintaining elasticity and suppleness in the skin. Imagine what your skin would look like if there were no proper elasticity!

Omega 3 deficiency ranges in a wide array of skin problems such as eczema, dandruff,flaking skin and poor healing of wounds.Supplementing fish oil in your diet can and will alleviate symptoms of dry, flaky skin, psoriasis, eczema ,inflammatory conditions and also acne!

10-Reduction in symptoms of anxiety by improving blood flow to the brain and enabling better inter-connectivity between the neural networks.By aiding in proper blood flow and a healthy heart, Fish Oil will reduce feelings of anxiety and panic from the root of the problem. This supplement has also been shown to reduce anxiety measures in men with a history of substance abuse. By reducing your bad cholesterol, you are helping your body fight off stress and relieve anxiety and tension.

So in conclusion, these 10 reasons should make you well aware of why a diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and Fish Oil supplements are so vital for optimum men's health benefits!

I personally can attest to a great reduction in my depression/anxiety levels, especially after coming off of my antidepressants 2 years ago, and not relapsing. I also find my memory to be a whole lot better since being diagnosed with both childhood and adult ADHD.

My attention span isn't so spacey as it once used to be and I can retain much more information confidently. Fish Oil is very well in the top 3 most essential supplementation for men ever!
Surprisingly enough, this supplement has a huge positive effect on men with known heart disease and those that are prone to heart attacks. Omega 3 fatty acid fish oil supplements have been used for years in rehab centers where patients have been abusing their bodies and hearts by use of drugs.

The younger you start using this supplement , the better overall heart health you'll have when your older.

About the Author
Joey Capone is a fitness expert specializing in sports medicine and is the editor of the popular men's health blog, His blog is updated daily with free quality advice on enhancing your looks, feeling your best and creating success in every area of your life. He is also the creator of Face Sculptor and the ultimate Anti-Aging,Body & Success Bible-