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Omega 3 Supplements

By Mel Sinclair

Dietary supplements are a big part of modern life. We supplement our vitamins, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and the list goes on. But there is one thing we often over look Omega 3.

Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid found in oily fish like sardines and mackerel. However most of us are deficient in omega 3 because we simply do not eat enough oily fish.

Omega 3 supplements reduce inflammatory conditions

Omega 3 supplements are essential for general health and well being as omega 3 is vital for many different areas of life. Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties. A deficiency in omega 3 will therefore lead to an increase in conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohns disease.

These are all conditions that cause considerable discomfort and are conditions that can be significantly reduced by taking omega 3 supplements.

Omega 3 supplements come in numerous forms with the most common being capsules, softgels and liquid. All are available over the counter from pharmacies, health stores or supermarkets. Depending on the brand and your personal requirements, two to eight capsules or softgels daily is the usual dose.

Omega 3 supplements are safe to self medicate

Omega 3 supplements are essential fatty acids which are safe to self medicate. However, as with any dietary supplement, if are under medical supervision for any particular condition you should inform your medical practitioner of your taking supplements as they occasionally interfere with prescribed medications.

Omega 3 supplements are an easy way to boost your omega 3 levels without the hassles of including oily fish in your diet on a regular basis. Regularly taking omega 3 supplements will lessen the risk of developing some irritating conditions. They will also lessen the severity of many conditions already present that are often difficult to manage.

About the Author
Author Information Mel Sinclair is a highly regarded health writer with expertise across a range of areas. A Registered Nurse (Nursing Sister) of 20+ years of experience, Mel is passionate about assisting others achieve the very best of health. More information at

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