How is fish oil useful?

Angelina Ivanova
Angelina Ivanova
July 7, 2011
How is fish oil useful?

What child had not seen the fish oil before? Modern children are lucky that they take it in capsules. But before my mother gave us fish oil in a spoon. And even before the child found out what it was, in kindergarten the elders were frightened by this terrible nasty fish oil with a specific smell and taste. Currently, you can think about the beneficial properties of fish oil and look at current research in this area.

Is fish oil good and what is it?

We are talking about nothing more than a fish product that is produced from the liver of fish of the cod family. Fish oil contains vitamin A, traces of manganese, iron, calcium, iodine, bromine, magnesium and chlorine. Now there is fish oil, further enriched with vitamins A and D. Fish oil, as it turned out, is not useful to everyone, it has a number of contraindications ...

  • With an increase in thyroid function, fish oil should not be taken.
  • If the human body elevated levels of calcium and vitamin D.
  • Some people may experience allergic reactions to fish oil or increased sensitivity, so you should regularly monitor changes in the state of the body.
  • As well as the presence of urolithiasis or cholelithiasis is a stop signal to eat fish oil.

How is fish oil useful?

The composition of fish oil contains omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. They have a positive effect on the production of prostaglandins in the human body, which have an anti-inflammatory effect. They also regulate the proper absorption of fat in the body, contribute to the expansion of blood vessels, reduce the risk of blood clots in blood vessels, which prevents atherosclerosis.

We should not forget about such beneficial properties of fish oil as vitamins A and D. Vitamin A improves skin condition, normalizes the condition of mucous membranes, improves vision at dusk and provides normal color gamut. Due to vitamin A deficiency in the body, the hair and nails can become brittle, and the skin and mucous membranes can become dry. Vitamin D, which is found in fish oil, helps calcium and phosphorus enter cells. This moment is very important for children under one year, as the prevention of rickets.Fish oil is beneficial for children, as vitamin D in it promotes the growth of human bones.

Previously it was believed that the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can have a positive effect on brain diseases, dementia. But recent studies have not found any confirmation of this data.