Salmon oil

There are basically two kinds of cholesterol in the human body – the good and the bad. The bad is LDL and your goal should be to lower that number. The good is called HDL and as you would imagine, you want to increase that number. According to medical and nutritional research, there is one surefire way to increase that number, which is by increasing the amount of Omega 3 Fatty Acids that you consume on a daily basis. These Omega 3 Fatty Acids are crucial for helping your body’s cardiovascular system, among other things. Although you can find Omega 3’s from a lot of sources, one of the best ways to increase your daily intake is by using salmon oil.

Fish oil, which can be obtained from a variety of sources, contains a high value of Omega 3’s and is an easy way to improve your overall health. Salmon is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to get these healthy fatty acids, but there is only so much fish that you can consume on a daily or weekly basis. This is why supplementing with an oil instead of the food, can help you bridge the gap between what is unhealthy and what is not.

You can find salmon oil supplements at most any drug store, grocery store, or health food store, but the quality differs tremendously among those sources. Many manufacturers try and skimp on the quality of their salmon oil and as a result you’ll end up spending money on a supplement that doesn’t work. Instead, I recommend taking the time to find a trusted brand that guarantees that it contains pure salmon oil. You can always read the label if you aren’t sure.

Another benefit to buying the supplement in pill form rather than purchasing the meat, is that many times the farms that produce the fish oil use farm raised fish, which means you won’t have to worry about toxic fish. If you’ve never heard the term before, it basically addresses the issue that results from fish being captured in the wild where the sea or lake is not clean. When you buy fish that are farm raised, including the oil capsules they make from the fish, you can be assured that the quality is the best that it can be.

Omega 3’s can help improve your cardiovascular system, improve energy levels, help reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, and can fight free radicals inside the body. It is a wonder that more doctors don’t recommend fish oil, more specifically salmon oil, supplementation. In fact, there have been studies that show you can improve your HDL by up to 10-20% in less than a month by simply supplementing with a fish oil product.

I know it seems like there is always one more pill to buy and one more supplement to take, but the truth is that as research finds more ways for humans to improve their health, the list will only grow longer. Obviously being able to use food instead of supplements is optimal, but in today’s busy world that is more of a dream than a reality. Taking a pill in the morning before work is much simpler and makes grocery shopping a less convoluted affair. If you’ve never tried a salmon oil supplement, you’ll probably hate the smell at first, but over time you’ll get used to it. Just take it with food and/or a drink to make sure it isn’t the only thing you ingest. As always, shop online for the best deal and buy from a company that you can trust.

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