Fish oil is rich in essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are called “essential” because your body cannot make them; they need to be consumed in the diet. Your body needs to maintain a certain ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. Most people have over consumed omega-6. Omega-6 is found in vegetable oils. Low quality vegetable oils are found in most packaged products. Too much omega-6 in the body leads to inflammation, causing a whole host of health problems.
Supplementing with fatty acids high in omega-3 is crucial for most people to bring the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 back into balance. Supplementing with fish oil can also help to lower cholesterol, balance hormones, improve joint health and function, reduce inflammation, improve cognition and memory, improve eye health, and give you clear and glowing skin.
In addition to using fish oil supplements, you should also add healthy fats into your diet to get a wide spectrum of the essential fatty acids your body needs for optimal health.