Frequently asked questions about Fish oil & Omega-3

By: Ms. Reema Bhatia (Nutritionist) 

Dietary fish and various fish oil supplements have a plethora of benefits especially for the individuals suffering from heart disease. You must have heard about fish oil & Omega-3, if not then you can gain in-depth knowledge through the below discussed questions.

Explain more about fish oil?

Fish oil is a rich source that contains Omega-3 fatty acids which is also termed as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). This oil has various health related benefits which include – reduced inflammation, better immune system, increased blood flow, and improved cholesterol balance.
What is Omega -3?

It refers to a whole group of fatty acids. The main one is alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). It is one of the common types of Omega- 3. It can help in the improvement of lung health via reducing the inflammation in the diseases such as asthma. Improving menstrual health via reducing the pain related to PMC and menstruation and it also helps in the prevention of cancer.
What is the quantity that an adult should take?

As an adult, if you are consuming fish oil capsules then make sure that you are not taking more than two grams, it should contain both DHA and EPA. Make sure that you choose a well-known and tested supplement.
Is there any health related risks for over consumption?

You should be aware of the fact that taking more than the recommended dosage of fish oil/Omega -3 fatty acids can prove hazardous to your health. There is a risk of hemorrhagic stroke, nosebleed and blood in the urine.

The above discussed FAQs regarding Fish oil and Omega -3 will surely help you in choosing a right supplement for you

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