Uses And Benefits Of Sardine Oil
The uses and benefits of sardine oil are many. These small fish probably provide more bang for the buck (or the pound) than most other ocean dwellers. One reason is sardine oil, which contains many of the same nutrients contained in the flesh of the sardine, but of particular note is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Any supplement on the market containing omega-3 fatty acids is certain to make a point of it, and one of the more reliable supplements, when it comes to realizing the expected benefits, is the sardine fish oil capsule. When you ingest sardine oil, not only will your body benefit, but you are also ingesting a substance that is used to produce everything from soaps, to paints, to lubricants, to linoleum. There was an old joke about an inventor who developed a product which could either be consumed as a delicious pudding, or could be used as a very effective floor wax! Given its many commercial uses and its contributions to a healthy diet, sardine oil can make a similar claim.
The Fatty Acids - The omega-3 fatty acids in sardine oil serve to decrease triglyceride levels, a factor in the growth of atherosclerosis plaque. The omega-3 fatty acids also are known to benefit eyesight, benefit the nervous system as well as serving to decrease the risk of arthritis. While not yet clinically proven, the omega-3 fatty acids in sardine oil are believed to help in the fight against cancer by reducing the risk of breast, colon and prostate cancers. This is not to say that sardine oil prevents cancer nor cures it, but simply decreases the risk. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are the two long-chain fatty acids which appear to be responsible for the many good things sardine oil offers when it comes to keeping our body in good health, especially where the cardiovascular and nervous systems are concerned. Sardine oil also shows some promise in the treatment of several mental conditions and disorders.
Rich In Vitamin D As Well - Although sardine oil is perhaps best known for its contribution as a source of omega-3 fatty acids (only salmon are considered a superior source), it is also one of the few foods available to us that are rich in vitamin D. Vitamin D is of course essential in the development of strong bones as it helps the body absorb calcium, and sardines are one of the richest sources of calcium we can eat. There are even those in the medical community who are convinced that sardine oil can help prevent hair loss, which is of course not quite the same as being able to grow hair back that has already been lost, but nevertheless is thought to help us keep what we have.
Many among us were given a daily dose of cod liver oil when growing up and the benefits of cod liver oil are probably beyond questioning. The same can be said for sardine oil and the oils of a number of the fatty fishes. One of the added benefits of sardine oil is the sardine is a small fish, and consequently is much less likely to be contaminated by mercury or other heavy metals than is the case with larger fish such as tuna or salmon. Sardine oil is generally considered quite safe from contamination when fresh and even more so when it has been treated for pharmaceutical uses or taken in a supplement or capsule form.
Consider adding sardines or sardine oil to your diet. If the sardines themselves are not to your liking, or even the sardine oil is not your cup of tea as far as taste is concerned, sardine oil capsules are tasteless, and will satisfy your daily requirement for these vital fatty acids.