Fish oil is an oil comes from the tissues of oily fish. It can be obtained from eating fish or by taking supplements. There are two important omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil and they are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA).
Omega – 3 fatty acids are located in the fat layers of cold-water fish and shellfish, plants, nut oils, English walnuts, flaxseed, algae oils, and certain foods. Regular intake of EPA and DHA helps rebuild your overall health. When the body takes in these fatty acids it is combined into cell membranes (cells related to the heart) and helps support flexible cells membranes.
Many well-known health care organizations suggest in taking fish oil two serving per week for and healthy adult, which is about approximately daily total of 500 milligrams (mg) of EPA and DHA per day. It is suggesting that those individuals with or at-risk of cardiovascular disease to take amounts greater than 500 mg per day. Fish oil is known to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease(heart attacks). It is approved by the food and drug administration.