Taking fish oil is beneficial for the human body in various ways and can help many conditions related to the cardiovascular system and inflammation. Fish oil comes from the tissues of oily fish, particularly mackerel, lake trout, herring, tuna, salmon, and sardines. Secondary groups of fish that are good, but have lower Omega 3 oil content are halibut, river trout, catfish, cod, and snapper. Many fish oils can be taken in capsule form and are available from the pharmacy. Taking the supplement can often give you a bigger boost of the benefits than eating fish alone. Here are some of the wonderful benefits taking fish oil can give your body.

1. Reduces anxiety and depression

In 2001 a study in Holland documented that people with anxiety and depression had a far lower intake of omega 3 fatty acids than those without anxiety and depression. Taking fish oil at any critical period of brain development can only be a good thing as it works as a preventative. For example: giving children fish oil so that there is less chance they will develop anxiety later in life. For those treating current anxiety, EPA omega 3 (eicosapentaenoic acid) is the recommended oil, As opposed to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and the most effective dose is 2000mg per day. You may only feel the benefits after three weeks on the fish oil.