The Health Benefits of Salmon Oil

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Regular ingestion of salmon oil can contribute to overall mental and physical health. Salmon oil can be taken in a pill form or consumed while eating the fish. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon oil assists with many critical body functions.

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American adults should consume 1.6 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids each day.


HDL, the good cholesterol, increases with regular intake of Omega-3 fatty acids. This causes a reduction in overall bad cholesterol levels, helping to prevent cholesterol-related complications including angina, coronary heart disease and stroke.

Blood Pressure

Omega-3 fatty acids can be used to help treat high blood pressure with physician approval. It often requires high dosing to achieve these results, and a health care provider should be consulted to determine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Prevention and Treatment

Consuming salmon oil can help prevent cardiovascular disease and treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Prenatal Development

Mothers who consume DHA-containing foods, such as salmon oil, improve their infant's brain and eye development.

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