Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Boosting your physical and mental health with Omega 3 Fish Oil
It has been argued that one of the primary reasons for many illnesses today is the deficiency of Omega 3 fatty acids or simply n-3 fatty acids in our diet. Research has been going on for many decades to establish the health benefits of these vital nutrients and it has been reported that the essential fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) greatly contribute to the physical and mental well-being of individuals. Of these the first two have been found to be more beneficial than ALA though this does add to your overall health.
The term ‘essential’ implies that these fatty acids are not made by our body and must be obtained from an external source namely the food we eat. Though omega 3 fatty acids are present in fish oils, and some plant oils such as flaxseed, it is believed that most health benefits of Omega 3 come from fish oils. These essential fatty acids are important to ward off many health disorders such as skin ailments, cardiovascular diseases, eye problems, difficulty in concentration, lack of memory etc.
Omega 3 counters the effects of Omega 6 that we consume from fried foods, red meat, dairy products and pastries. The more Omega 6 foods that we eat, the more the body is in a state of inflammation. This inflammation is likely to reduce as we take adequate quantities of Omega 3 supplements and makes way for a stronger body. Consider below the different parts of the body that Omega 3 can help:
Omega 3 fatty acids regulate cell function in the human body and are the ‘good fats’ that our body needs at all times. The negative effects of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, cellulite and other skin-related problems are reduced significantly when you increase omega 3 in-take in your food. This is due to the fact that DHA and EPA play an important part in reducing inflammation.
It is widely believed that use of essential fatty acids curbs the progression of debilitating diseases like cancer by improving the immune system. Prostate and breast cancer, in particular, can be slowed down by proper supplementation.
The essential fatty acids help in free and smooth blood circulation and prevent blood from clotting.
Fish oil may aid in keeping the neural passages in the brain free from plaque formation and accumulation thus preventing degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
DHA and EPA form an integral part of the retina, so fish oil supplements can help strengthen your vision and improve focus.
Memory and concentration
25% of the brain contains DHA fats, so Omega 3 helps in improving memory, cognitive awareness and concentration. It is also responsible for reducing stress and depression. Lack of these fatty acids may lead to serious disorders such as Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia and Bipolar disease.
Omega 3 has also been shown to maintain the heart in good condition, lower bad cholesterol levels, may help with anti-aging, alleviates joint pains, and can improve intestinal health.
Taking Omega 3 supplements on a regular basis may help you maintain a better and healthier body and mind.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Today with such busy lifestyles we often don’t have the time to visit our local pharmacy. As New Zealanders we often look to a wide variety of medicines for help with our health problems. This can result in multiple visits to the Doctor and pharmacy. With Your Pharmacy (your online pharmacy), you can now save time, effort and money.
With the advent of the internet and online shopping, being able to order from the comfort of your home is now a possibility. Online pharmacies are becoming more and more popular.
Save on costs
By shopping online for your pharmaceutical needs, you are saving money that would otherwise meet the overhead costs of a local pharmacy. As most online pharmacies do not require overhead expenses and utility costs, you are able to get medicines at a cheaper rate online than at a regular pharmacy. Moreover, online pharmacies acquire stocks in bulk and at large discounts, so are able to offer you lower prices for the medicines than your regular pharmacy.
Ideal option for Remotely Located People
Your Pharmacy is an ideal option for those living in remote areas. Ordering online and having the items shipped to your door saves costly trips into city regions.
Another advantage of buying medicines online is because most online pharmacies stock a large quantity of medicines as they cater to the needs of thousands of people from several different locations.
Always remember, whenever buying pharmacy medicines to read the label and take as recommended. If in doubt consult your physician.