Cold water fish, including mackerel, cod, herring, and salmon have fish oil, which contains omega 3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The human body doesn’t produce these acids on its own, but the omega 3 fatty acids are essential for our development. Supplements are available, but they do have some risks as well as benefits. Make sure that you talk with your doctor before you start taking them though.
High blood pressure, greater than 140/90 is dangerous. This oil supplements can help to lower high blood pressure.
Triglycerides, stored in fat cells, are used for energy when people don’t eat. When the triglyceride levels are too high, the risk of developing coronary artery disease goes up. This oil supplements can help lower the levels.
Cholesterol, produced in the liver, can cause plaque to develop on the artery walls. This increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. Studies show that this oil supplement can lower the LDL (low density lipoprotein), also called the bad cholesterol.
If you have food allergies, you can have a number of problems arise from eating something to which you are allergic. Those with fish and shellfish allergies should not take the fish oil supplements .
Fish oil supplements often have vitamins A, D, and E, which are stored in fat cells. A buildup of these vitamins can be toxic.
Fish oil supplements taken in dosages that are too high can lead to an increased risk in bleeding, especially for those taking meds such as heparin and warfarin. Taking naproxen, clopidogrel, and ibuprofen with the supplements can also cause problems.
Some physical symptoms, including upset stomach, acid reflux, heartburn, abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea can occur when taking this supplements .