#1 Healthy Cholesterol Level Support
Supplementing with Fish Oil may support a healthy blood cholesterol profile already within a normal range. By adding 3-6 grams of Fish Oil a day, it can help promote healthy ratios of High-Density Lipoprotein (which transfers all fat molecules around the body) and Low-Density Lipoproteins. If you can start using fish oil, as well as eating a diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, you will support overall health and well-being.
#2 Bone Health Support
Studies have looked at the implications of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intakes on the bone density and calcium balance and have found that those who do take in higher levels of fatty acids may help support healthy bones.
The best way to support your overall bone health is to make sure you're getting enough calcium in your diet regularly. After that's been looked after, it would be a very smart move to start paying attention to your fish-oil consumption.
It's important to make sure you're getting a good ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, though. Consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can actually put you at a higher risk for a lower bone-mineral density.
#3 Mood Support
Research has indicated that including fish oil in your diet on a regular basis may offer mood support.
The diets of many people are so filled with processed foods that there isn't enough quality nutrition coming in to support a healthy system. This only adds to the stress build-up that may exacerbate mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.
By supplementing with fish oil, you will naturally support your own serotonin release in the body, which may help manage stress.
#4 Fat Loss
First, fish oil provides essential fats because it is made up of omega-3 fatty acids. Essential fats are those which the body can’t produce on its own—they must be eaten—and it must have them for optimal function.
Fish oil won’t turn into fat in the body. Instead, the body will favorably use the fat from fish oil to build the outside lipid (fat) layer that protects our cells.
#5 Build Muscle
Research has shown that since fish oil decreases cortisol it may be anabolic and can promote muscle building. Taking 4 grams of fish oil a day found that it increased protein synthesis, producing a significant muscle building effect.