Jan 21st 2018
Chances are your grandmother knew that a teaspoon of cod liver oil a day could help her morning stiffness and keep her healthy. Cod liver oil and fish oil contain high levels of two types of omega-3 fatty acids: DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Omega-3 fatty acids are vital throughout the body, especially in the brain, the eyes and the heart.
Inflammation can wreak havoc on your joints causing swelling and pain. Inflammation can adversely affect your entire body from your brain, to intestinal tract to heart. Researchers have found that EPA and DHA reduce inflammation. It is not surprising that fish oil has been shown to have a positive effect on joints. Fish oils help promote cardiovascular wellness, fight depression, support healthy blood pressure, healthy vision, strong bones and so much more.
Fish oil is a better source of omega-3 than cod liver oil, which contains too much vitamins A and D. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon) at least 2 times a week.
You can also get your daily dose of omega-3 from MDR AM/PM Omega-3 Complex. It contains the finest oils, derived from wild fish in the pristine waters off the coast of Alaska, and is infused with natural antioxidants from rosemary and olives to protect the purity of the delicate oils. When it comes to joint and overall health, turn to the sea and remember to get your omega-3's.