A common question I get from friends and family is: what does fish oil actually do for you and your body?
In this article we’ll take a look at what it does in simple terms and without the scientific jargon. Okay, so there’ll be some jargon, but I’ll make sure to clarify it for you.
Let’s start from the beginning. As you may already know, fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in foods such as salmon, walnuts, hemp oil, flaxseed, eggs and meat.
It’s estimated that a large majority (80%+) of people in the west are deficient in omega-3 fats. We get too much omega-6 fats, which messes up the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio in our body.
This is a big no no, because it leads to disease and general health issues.