Omega-3 Fish Oil: How It Can Improve Your Overall Health

Omega-3 Fish Oil: How It Can Improve Your Overall Health

What are omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are also known as good fats that benefit your body. It is an essential fatty acid, which means your body can’t produce on its own. 

However, you must include foods and supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids. 

What do omega-3 fatty acids do?

Being a fatty acid,

  1. It provides the structure to the cells
  2. Supports interaction between the cells
  3. Helps the bodily functions

Examples of omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 gets converted in the body through these three types

  1. Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA): It is found in marine fish
  2. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA): It is also found in marine fish 
  3. Alpha-lineoic acid(ALA): It is found in plant sources only

Both EPA and DHA get converted to omega-3. When you consume ALA, only a small amount gets converted to EPA and then to omega-3. 

What happens if you don't consume omega-3?

You become deficient of omega-3 and below are the symptoms you may face

  1. Skin irritation 
  2. Dryness of the eye
  3. Poor concentration 
  4. Joint pain 
  5. Stiffness in joints
  6. Low mood or feeling depressed 

How much omega-3 do I need?

Asking your health professional is a better option, every situation differs from another. However, research has shown that at least adequate intake is required to maintain the levels without any deficiency. 






9-13 years

1.2 g

1.0 g

            -           -

14-18 years

1.6 g

1.1. g



19-50 years

1.6 g

1.1. g

        1.4 g

      1.3 g 

51+ years

1.6 g 

1.1. g

           -          -

The given quantity is mentioned of ALA as research lacks in providing the amount of EPA and DHA, one has to consume. 


Foods rich in Omega-3

  1. Mackerel
  2. Salmon 
  3. Oysters
  4. Sardines
  5. Walnuts
  6. Flax seeds 
  7. Cod liver

Benefits of omega-3 

Omega-3 is beneficial to our overall health 

    1. Weight loss: It becomes hard when you are on weight loss. When you are struggling to follow a diet, exercise and still you don’t get results.

This can be due to your low metabolic rate. Omega-3 increases metabolism which can help you in losing weight. 

    1. Heart Health: Omega-3  reduces bad cholesterol which is harmful for your health as it can lead to heart attacks and heart disease. 

Omega-3 from fish oil are good fats(HDL) which lowers bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 

    1. Brain health: Studies suggests, people who consume fish oil omega-3 are less likely to be depressed. 

Fish oil omega-3 can also improve the symptoms of people who are having low moods, depression, anxiety. 

It also promotes brain health in infancy and in early life. Women who are expecting, should consume fish oil supplements to improve cognitive health and decrease developmental delay. 

Thankfully, BodyFirst Fish oil capsules doesn’t give you fishy burps as it has developed with Anti-reflux formula which ensures better absorption of fatty acids and has no fishy aftertaste in addition it includes vanilla essence to mask the fishy smell.

    1. Skin health: The structural component of the skin gets from DHA whereas EPA promotes skin hydration, protects against premature aging of your skin and reduces the risk of acne. 

Fish oil omega-3 also protects your skin from sun damage. 

    1. Over wellbeing: Fish oil omega-3 has so many benefits on your overall health including brain health, skin, eye, heart and liver health, and joint health.

Although people do complain about low energy levels they are suffering. If you are one of those, you can include BodyFirst Ultimate Heart Health which promotes your heart  health providing you a power pack of antioxidants and keeping your energy levels in sane. 

Comments (2)

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Dr D C Joshi
August, 17. 2023

It’s very good dietary supplement , particularly in old age

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Hallandale Eye Center: Moshe Yalon
July, 11. 2023

Great and very informative post, Thanks for sharing it with us!

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