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Health Benefits of Salmon Oil

Posted on April 11, 2011

Everyone has heard about the amazing health benefits provided by fish oil supplements and the omega-3 fatty acids that they supply. Research has shown that fish oil may help improve heart health by lowering triglyceride levels and raising the levels of HDL or “good cholesterol” in the blood. According to the National Institutes of Health, fish oil can also be used in the treatment of depression, reduce high pressure, and may help with certain kidney problems.

Fish oil is generally derived from the tissue of oily fish such as sardines and herring, but many people are unaware that you can also take salmon oil supplements. Like other fatty fish, salmon contain an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids.

However, taking a salmon oil supplement may be a better choice for people concerned about eating large amounts of fish. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, eatingcertain types of fish may pose potential health risks. A salmon study conducted by the University at Albany in New York suggests that farm-raised salmon, in particular, may contain higher than recommended concentrations of several cancer-causing substances.

Certainly, the major health benefits of eating fish outweigh the potential risks. According to anarticle about eating fish published by the Harvard School of Public Health, people should eat two average meals containing fish each week. For those wanting to limit their intake of fish, salmon oil supplements are a great alternative.

To learn more about the potential health benefits of salmon oil supplements, please stop your local Fagen Pharmacy and ask your friendly pharmacist for assistance. For your convenience, you can also buy salmon oil supplements online through

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