Conquer Fish Oil
- Conquer Fish Oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. Fish oils contain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that are known to have many health benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, there is evidence from multiple studies supporting intake of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements that lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques ("hardening of the arteries"), and lowers blood pressure slightly. In addition, fish has been used as a natural anti-inflammatory for arthritis. Fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids have been studied in a wide variety of other conditions such as depression, anxiety, cancer and macular degeneration.
Direction: Take 1 daily (there is no FDA established dose of fish oil).
- Who should take Fish oil?
Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people and those at high risk of heart disease. It is well known that eating fish or taking fish oil supplements provide these Omega 3's that are so vital for our health. It not only helps maintain heart health but is an excellent natural anti-inflammatory. Fish oil supplements are a very good alternative to those who don.t eat enough dietary fish.
What is the suggested daily serving for fish oil?
There is no FDA established dose of fish oil, but in general, most health care professionals recommend 1 softgel daily for general health and 2 softgels daily for people at risk of heart disease. For any specific information concerning your health and fish oil supplements, please contact your healthcare provider. One softgel contains approximately 300mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA.
What benefits can I expect to receive from taking fish oil?
According to the Mayo Clinic, "there is evidence from multiple studies supporting intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques ("hardening of the arteries"), and lowers blood pressure slightly." Fish oils have also been shown to decrease inflammation as well as helping to prevent development of colon cancer as well as helping to combat depression.
Are there any side effects in taking fish oil?
Gastrointestinal upset can occur with the use of fish oil supplements. There are also reports of increased burping, acid reflux/heartburn/indigestion, abdominal bloating, and abdominal pain. Fishy aftertaste is a common effect. Gastrointestinal side effects can be minimized if fish oils are taken with meals and if doses are started low and gradually increased.
Is fish Oil safe and can it be taken with other supplements?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies intake of up to 3 grams per day of omega-3 fatty acids from fish as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe). Caution may be warranted, however, in diabetic patients due to potential (albeit unlikely) increases in blood sugar levels, patients at risk of bleeding, or in those with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Often, fish oil is taken with other supplements and is one of the most widely recommended supplements.
People with allergy or hypersensitivity to fish should avoid fish oil or omega-3 fatty acid products derived from fish. Skin rash has been reported rarely.