Fish oil: the healthy booster for body and immune system

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The fact that omega-3 fatty acids are good for the whole body is proven again and again by numerous studies. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed above all for the cells in the body, for a supple cell membrane and for the production of messenger substances in the body. U.S. researchers want to be able to confirm now that the efficiency by the income of Omega-3-Fettsäuren increases and even the nerve growth is favoured. It is therefore clear that many consumers are looking for a suitable omega-3 food supplement. The following article reveals what is important here.

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Fresh fish is not everyone's cup of tea. Good that there are also preparations in the form of dietary supplements to meet the body's natural need for omega 3.

Omega 3 in dietary supplements!? These questions are crucial

The wonder weapon omega 3 is mostly found in animal products, of which fish oil is probably the most effective carrier. In fact, in addition to regular consumption of fish, omega 3 fatty acids can also be supplied in the form of dietary supplements. Important questions that consumers then ask themselves in advance are these:

  • What exactly is fish oil?
  • What types of fish oil/Omega 3 supplements are available?
  • What are the beneficial ingredients contained in fish oil?
  • What effect can fish oil have and when is it appropriate to use it?

A consumer-friendly overview of common fish oil supplements is provided by Documented in the clear comparison table is not only the active ingredient, but also whether the contained active ingredients DHA and EPA in the omega-3 capsules can cover the daily requirement.

Fish oil. What is it exactly?

Fish oil is - as the name suggests - obtained from fish. Fish with a very high fat content, such as salmon, mackerel or herring, are used to obtain fish oil.

Fish, which mostly feed on algae and plankton, thus form the basis for the so popular elixir in the form of oil. Fish oil is obtained by drying and then pressing the fish. A daily maximum of 1.5 grams is the average for healthy consumers, but should be discussed in advance with a doctor or pharmacist.

How can fish oil be taken?

For all fish lovers there is now good news: fish meals can and should still be feasted on - whether salmon steak, rollmops or herring. In this way, omega-3 can be supplied to the body in a completely natural way - in the course of a balanced diet. For all those who do not like eating fish very much, there is the possibility of replenishing the omega-3 depot with dietary supplements. Omega-3 capsules, which are easy to dose, are particularly well-known and popular. Depending on the concentration of active ingredients, the daily requirement is one to three capsules. Fish oil is also available as an oil that is dosed drop by drop.

These are the valuable components in fish oil

The best-known omega-3 fatty acids include docosahexaenoic acid (DHA for short) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA for short) as well as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA for short). The best fish oil preparations also contain vitamin E, which has an antioxidant effect and prevents the body from the reaction of the fatty acids in the body having a negative effect (see Vegetarians and vegans also have the option of taking omega 3. For this purpose, the omega 3 is obtained from natural sources. For example, walnut, linseed or hemp oil can be the products of choice here to achieve a similar effect and thus bypass the animal fish oil.

Fish oil capsules

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They are known as yellowish gel capsules: Fish oil capsules containing the omega-3 fatty acids that are so important for the body.

When can fish oil be used?

Probably the most important question that many people ask themselves is the question of the area of application. The following areas of application are reported for fish oil (see ):

  1. Supplying the joints with lubricantsRegular intake of fish oil can reduce discomfort in the joints. Even pain caused by osteoarthritis could be alleviated.
  2. Lowering cholesterolFish oil can have a positive effect with regard to blood lipid levels. Arteriosclerosis can be counteracted, and blood lipid levels remain in balance.
  3. Effectively treat inflammationArteriosclerosis or inflammatory processes that occur in the brain can be treated with fish oil. Also known is the use in diseases such as rheumatism and neurodermatitis.
  4. Fish oilduring pregnancy The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil can have a positive effect on the development of the brain of the unborn child. The same applies to the formation of the retina of the unborn child.
Fish in the diet

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A balanced diet can contribute to a healthy lifestyle and provide part of the omega-3 fatty acid requirement.


A healthy and balanced diet is the most important point to stay mentally and physically fit. To replenish the reserves of minerals and nutrients in the body after a deficiency or to provide the body with important building blocks on a regular basis, dietary supplements have long become an option. They can provide the body with important nutrients as a temporary limited cure or in daily use as a routine. Fish oil provides the body with omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for the cells. Omega-3 fatty acids are already important for the baby in the womb. Here they ensure good brain development and good visual function. Adults primarily appreciate the positive effects on blood, blood values and arteries. Omega-3 fatty acids can improve blood circulation, reduce arteriosclerosis, lower blood pressure by dilating the vessels, and even prevent heart attacks and cardiac arrhythmias. Omega-3 fatty acids are even said to have a positive effect on the psyche and on Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Kurt Weber
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Kurt Weber works as a freelance medical editor and writes professional articles on health-related topics.

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