Fish oil contains omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, among which the 2 most important ones appear to be EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid). Just like vitamins, the development of our bodies will be affected if the intake of EPA and DHA is inadequate.
Facilitate Cardiovascular Health with fish oil
A number of researches have proven that EPA and DHA can effectively lower the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. According to a survey conducted by 2 Denmar doctors J. Dyerberg and H.O. Beng in 1969, though Eskimos eat high fat and high cholesterol food like whale and seal, they seldom suffer from heart diseases and so do Japanese fishermen. On the contrary, as Denmark people consume less fish, their mortality rate of myocardial infarction is 10 times higher than that of Eskimos. The underlying reason is that EPA can oppress thromboxane, reducing platelet coagulation for the prevention of arteriosclerosis and thrombus.
Many clinical studies in Europe, USA an Japan suggest that fish oil can lower the level of triglycerides and improve the cholesterol-to-high density lipoprotein (HDL) ratio, which helps to prevent cholesterol deposits on artery walls, thus lowering the incidence of heart attack. Moreover, fish oilaids in decreasing blood pressure, keeping the blood circulation stable and smooth.
Strengthen Brain, Vision & Joints with fish oil
Professor Michael Crawford of London Metropolitan University has discovered that inadequate DHA will result in obstacles for brain development. In cerebral cortex, DHA is the main component of nerve cells and cell membrane, it can pass through blood-brain-barrier to reach the brain and activate the brain cells, enhancing memory, concentration and learning ability, fish oil also aids in the prevention of depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
DHA is essential for the normal function of retina’s photoreceptor because half of the lipid layer of the photoreceptor is DHA. Fish oil improves vision, combats vision degeneration and alleviates eye fatigue. Meanwhile, EPA is anti-inflammatory and lubricating, thus improving stiff and swollen joints, fortifying bones and helping children in bone development.
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