One of the most needed and highly beneficial supplements you can take – man, woman or child – is omega-3 fish oil (not flaxseed oil) for dozens of benefits. One of the most studied of all supplements for decades, it has a far-reaching effect on your mood, arteries, skin and longevity. Here’s a tiny handful of benefits especially for women:
- BREAST CANCER: research shows women with a high intake of fish oil have a 50% lower chance of contracting breast cancer. DHA is a natural anti-inflammatory which stops cellular transformation, kills cancer cells and protects against breast cancer.
- MENSTRUAL CRAMPS/PMS: this is usually the result of too little omega-3. Take 3 fish oil soft gels daily
- IMPROVES FERTILITY: this is directly related to the amount of fish oil you consume which balances hormones, improves hormonal levels and increases blood flow to the uterus. Eat more fatty fish too
- HEALTHY BABIES: omega-3 fish oil is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Due to excellent placental blood flow and efficient exchange of nutrients and oxygen between mother and baby it promotes.
- PRE-ECLAMPSIA PREVENTION: hypertension during pregnancy known as pre-eclampsia is a dangerous condition. Omega-3 fish oil helps to maintain healthy blood pressure in everyone reducing risk for both mother and baby.
- FULL-TERM BABIES: fish oil reduces risk of premature birth. Thus ensuring healthy and fully-developed lungs in the infant and a healthy birth weight.
- FETAL BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: a baby’s brain is especially dependent on the fatty acids in omega-3 fish oil. DHA has been found to ensure proper brain development which also increases a child’s intelligence, eyesight and motor skills development. DHA is only found in fish oil.
- LESS POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION: studies show women with a higher consumption of fish oil suffer significantly less postpartum depression.
- FEWER MENOPAUSAL PROBLEMS: I see this a lot – fish oil balances hormones and dramatically reduces menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, depression and mood swings.
- PROTECTS BONES: having high levels of fish oil fatty acids (DHA & EPA) has been shown to lower your risk of osteoporosis, which is an especially high risk for women after menopause. It even helps build bone.
- PROTECTS YOUR HEART: heart disease kills more women prematurely than any other disease. This includes breast cancer and this danger in women increases after menopause. Omega 3 fish oil with EPA and DHA is possibly one of your best defences.
Triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure all respond amazingly to fish oil – from the time a woman is born to the time she dies, fish oil is a powerful nutrient in her arsenal. It MUST be pure, top quality, molecularly distilled fish oil. Clean with no pollutants or mercury – or you are wasting your time.
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Originally published on https://www.facebook.com/SallyAnnCreedSA/ in 2020.