The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements
on 01 July 2015
When it comes to health and wellbeing supplements, nothing else comes close to fish oil. There are so many reasons why this super supplement should be part of your regular diet, but we've narrowed it down to the big five.
1. Healthy heart
Fish oil contains some of the most beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for every diet and can help to support healthy blood cholesterol. Taking 3 to 6 grams of fish oil in supplements daily, in addition to your normal diet, can promote good HDL to LDL cholesterol ratios and reduce your risk of heart disease.
2. Healthy bones
As we age, our bones start to lose density and become thinner, and this puts many people at risk of medical conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Studies conducted at the University of Bristol conclusively proved that taking omega-3 fish oil can support healthy bones and significantly reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis by up to 50 per cent. Taking regular fish oil supplements can also reduce joint pains and inflammation.
3. Healthy skin
It's been known for a long time that fish oil benefits the skin, but we're still learning just how beneficial it really is. Whether it's treating skin conditions such as acne, eczema or psoriasis, alleviating itching and rashes or moisturising dry skin, fish oil supplements can be one of the most important parts of your skin care regime.
4. Healthy mind
Thanks to medical advances, people are now living longer than ever, but this also means that more people are at risk of problems related to memory and reasoning if their brains age more rapidly than other areas. Studies have shown a clear link between diets lacking in omega-3 and loss of volume in key brain regions, which can be significantly reduced by taking fish oil supplements and eating plenty of oily fish, such as salmon.
5. Happy hormones
Fish oil doesn't just work wonders for your physical health – it can help you feel amazing too. Too much processed and unhealthy food in many modern diets can take a heavy toll on a person's mood, preventing their bodies from getting the vital nutrients they need and often being linked to mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and stress. Taken as part of a balanced diet, fish oil supplements support production of serotonin in the body – commonly known as the 'feel-good hormone' – helping you to feel calm and relaxed.
Healthy living at The Strand
The Strand is Coolangatta's newest and most vibrant destination for healthy and happy living. Whether you're looking for fish oil supplements or other organic and natural products, you'll find a huge selection of vitamins, supplements and wholefoods at our specialist health and wellbeing retailers:
Healthy House Coolangatta
stocks the freshest organic produce from local farmers, as well as gluten-free groceries, complimentary medicine, skin care and homewares. Their qualified naturopaths and nutrionists are available throughout the day to offer expert advice and answer any questions you have.
Australian Sports Nutrition offers an extensive range of quality supplements for sport and general health, including protein powders, fat burners, multi-vitamins and fitness accessories at value prices.