Fish oil for children
Doctors worldwide are aware of the benefits of fish oil and recommend it for children and adults. Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish, and contain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Fish accumulate omega-3 fatty acids by consuming microalgae that produce these fatty acids, such as fish like herring and sardines. Predatory fish, like flounder, tuna and salmon, accumulate omega-3 by eating prey fish that have accumulated omega-3 fatty acids from microalgae.
Omega-3 provides various benefits to the person, both children and adult alike.
Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA, prevents and relieves painful conditions like arthritis, prostatitis, cystitis and other things related to the body's inflammation cycle. It helps the heart, arteries and veins by lowering cholesterol, tryglicerides, LDLs and blood pressure.
It increases good HDL cholesterol and breaks up blood clots before they can cause any damage to your veins and arteries. It provides for better brain function and higher intelligence. Adults experience better memory, recall, reasoning, and focus.
In addition, it tends to lessen the symptoms of depression, bipolar and psychosis. Omega 3 fish oil helps prevent breast, colon and prostrate cancer. It stops the change from a normal healthy cell to a cancer mass, inhibits unwanted cellular growth and causes apoptosis of cancer cells.
It can help prevent but not remove cancer, once present in the body. Studies show that Omega 3 reduced the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), dyslexia, dyspraxia, suicide and other compulsive disorders.
The preferred source of omega 3 is from the fish's body and not the liver. Although the liver and liver products contain omega-3, it also has vitamin A which, at high levels can be dangerous.
You should be careful in the brands of fish oil supplements. There are fish oil supplements which contain traces of toxins like mercury and lead since the fish oil was not molecularly distilled.
The distillation process separates the toxins from the oil, and produces an oil that has increased levels of omega 3. The DHA fatty acids aid the development process of the brain.
The right fish oil for children should be about 250mg of DHA in each 1000mg capsule. Since the child may not be able to swallow the capsule, take the contents and mix it in their drink.
Pure fish oil supplements should not taste or smell fishy. Consult your doctor for the right dosage for children and for adults.
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