Fish Oil

Written by Norene Anderson
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The proliferation of the use of fish oil as a cardiac function enhancer has brought to light how easy it is to reduce the risk of either a debilitating or fatal heart attack. Not only is fish an excellent source of protein, it is lower in high saturated fat than other meat products. Fatty fish like herring, sardines, mackerel, salmon, and albacore tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Frequent fish consumption or a supplement of fish oils has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Not only has the use of the oil from fish been effective in treating heart patients, but it has also shown promise of much improvement in the mental status of depressed patients. There are clinical trials underway that are showing the oil in fatty fish is significant as a treatment for attention deficit disorder and schizophrenia as well. Fish oils have also been effective in reducing inflammation in people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis.

Fish Oil Is Very Beneficial

It is very important that the processing and packaging of the oil from fish is done in such a way that the integrity of the oil is maintained. Stability is crucial to top quality oil. Unstable oil may contain significant amounts of mercury, pesticides, and undesirable oxidation products. To insure high quality oil and stability, adequate amounts of vitamin E are used and it is packaged in light and oxygen resistant packages such as foil pouches.

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