Very often you may be exercising regularly and taking an adequate diet but still may feel that something is amiss. You may be suffering from fatigue, dry and/or itchy skin, brittle hair and nails, constipation, depression, frequent colds, poor concentration, lack of physical endurance and joint pain. All the symptoms point out that you are suffering from Omega 3 deficiency. People in the United States have a hazardously poor measure of Omega 3, a fat which is essential to good health but is only found in fish oil and a few other foods green leafy vegetables, legumes, ground flaxseed. Fish oil has become very popular source of Omega 3 fatty acids. The omega-3 supplementation is considered safe and well endured.
Omega 3 builds up the resistance against heart disease, cancer, depression, ulcers, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and hyperactivity. It increases the concentration power and improves overall vitality. Researches have established that taking a regular dose of fish oil supplement boosts the effectiveness of antidepressants. In many cases fish oil supplement has replaced the antidepressants. In some cases people who were suffering from anxiety, sleeping problems, sadness, decreased sexual desire and suicidal tendencies have shown an eminent improvement when they regularly supplemented their diet with fish oil. Moreover, consistent supplementation with fish oil has shown regression of coronary diseases. Lesser cardiovascular cases were observed in the people taking Omega 3 on regular basis.
A kind of omega-3 fatty acid acknowledged as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is essential for the maturation of the central systema nervosum. It is conjectured that pregnant and breast-feeding women who eat DHA fatty acids may ameliorate the intellectual potency of their offsprings, especially during the third trimester and during the first three months after birth, when the brain goes through growth gushes.
People confuse fish oil with cod liver oil. However, there is a huge difference. The cod liver oil is a good source of vitamin D and A, whereas, fish oil naturally contains the Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Without actual deficiency of vitamin D and A it would be harmful to consume extra supplements. Omega 3 is destroyed by heat, so the oils should not be cooked with, as they lose their nutritional value. Omega 3 are also damaged by oxidization. It is advisable to store Omega 3 oils or capsules in dark colored bottles in cool dry places such as the refrigerator or freezer.