Omega 3 fatty acids are a group of fats that are important for regulating metabolism. Their full effects on the body are a subject of frequent study and vigorous debate, however they have been found to play a role in everything from slowing cognitive aging, to decreasing stroke risk. Fish oils are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, but not everyone enjoys the taste of fish or is able to purchase it on a daily basis. Fish oil supplements have become a popular way to obtain the recommended amount of omega 3s without the hassle and expense of cooking fish.
Fish Oil: Benefits of Enteric Coating
An enteric coating is a soft coating applied to a medication or supplement which prevents the body from breaking it down in the esophagus or stomach. Ideally, pills break down in the small intestine where the body is able to absorb them into the blood stream. Enteric coatings are frequently used on medications which can be harsh on the stomach – such as aspirin or ibuprofen. In the case of fish oil, some people prefer an enteric coating because it may prevent the unpleasant side effect of “fish burps” as the oils are broken down by stomach acids.
Fish Oil Benefits: Effects on Mood and Overall Health
Studies have found that the omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil may have beneficial effects on mood. A May 1999 study of 30 bipolar patients found that 69% reported significant mood improvements when taking a fish oil supplement for four months, with only 19% of those taking a placebo reporting the same. A recent review of existing research studies found that eicosapentaenoic acid weighted fish oil preparations were particularly effective in treating mood disorders, and recommended that patients with mood disorders use EPA-weighted fish oil preparations.
Recently, claims that fish oil improves memory function and prevents Alzheimer’s have come under attack. However, there is strong evidence that omega 3 fatty acids lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels, and may help the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Because low omega 3 levels and high omega 6 fatty acid levels are associated with a number of maladies and omega 3 supplementation is not regarded as dangerous, many doctors recommend omega 3 supplements. As with any supplement, if you are considering a fish oil supplement, check with your physician about an appropriate dosage and any possible interactions with other medications that you may be taking.
Enteric Coated Fish Oil: Choose the Best
BioSynergy has been a trusted source of effective nutritional supplements since 1995. All of our GMP-certified products are tested for purity, efficacy, and quality. BioSynergy Enteric Coated Molecularly Distilled Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules have been screened for harmful toxins like mercury and other heavy metals. Our preparation includes both eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA.) All of our fish oil products are made from wild anchovies, mackerels, and sardines caught in the clear waters of Norway. If you are looking for a quality enteric coated fish oil supplement, order from BioSynergy, today.