Why Fish Oil?
Why Fish Oil? A Naturopathic Perspective.
Fish oil is one of the most common supplements prescribed by Naturopaths, but why is that the case? In this article we will look at what fish oil can do for us and see why it is such an important supplement.
Fish oil is rich in two omega 3 fatty acids called EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA essential nutrients that cannot be produced by the body and therefore, need to be consumed regularly. EPA and DHA can be supplemented at therapeutic levels to improve health outcomes. Effective treatment requires taking the right therapeutic dosage for each of these fatty acids because if the dose is too low, health benefits may not be seen. In addition to taking the right therapeutic dose, it is also important to take a fish oil from a reputable company that produces a clean, high quality oil. Not all fish oils are created equal. This is where consulting with your Naturopath is helpful.
Fish Oil is effective in treating a wide variety of health concerns. Most commonly it is used for skin concerns, inflammatory conditions and cardiovascular issues. There is also research supporting the use of fish oil for depression and fetal neuronal development. Here is a more specific summary of the benefits:
To find out more about the benefits of fish oil and other supplements , contact your local Naturopathic Doctor or book your appointment with Dr. Andresen at one of her Toronto Naturopathic Clinics.