Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 08:39 pm
Here’s some facts on why this oil so healthy.
Fish oil is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids which are good for your cardiovascular system.
Fish oil also helps with minor skin injuries and is good for dry and chapped skin as it boosts skin regeneration and its healing rate.
Fish oil also improves weight loss if dieting is planned and done properly.
Fish oil is a rich source of vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids. To benefit from fish oil, consume it dayily!
Fish oil contains a lot of vitamin A and vitamin D. Although there are no known side effects of consuming too much fish oil you still need to be careful. Consuming too much vitamin A can produce side effects such as:
Overdose of vitamin D can increase levels of phosphate and calcium in your body.
Consuming too much of fish oil may lead to weight gain as fat is very calorie rich.
If any of the side effects gets serious or if you notice any side effects not listed above you should consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Consuming fish oil supplements is the best and most practical way of consuming fish oil. The other way would be to actually eat fish.
Always take fish oil supplement right before / after your meal. You need to consume fish oil with regular food for best effect.
What is fish oil made of?
In case you’re wondering what is fish oil made of – there are two main types of fish oil:
Fish that live in freshwater contain little omega 3.
One tea spoon of fish oil (about 5 ml of fish oil) contains:
|Saturated fatty acids||approximately 0.8 g|
|different unsaturated fatty acids||approximately 4.5 g|
|Omega3 DHA||approximately 0.5 g|
|Omega3 EPA||approximately 0.4 g|
|vitamin A||250 mg|
|vitamin D||10 mg|
|vitamin E||10 μ|
You should consume fish oil daily. One teaspoon of fish oil per day suffice for most adults.
This dosage might be increased if prescribed so by your doctor. Consuming much more fish oil (few large tablespoons daily) will not benefit you more.
Also, consuming too much fat per day may lead to obesity because of the higher calorie intake. Fish oil may be consumed anytime throughout the day, although it is advised that is consumed right before / during or right after the meal.