Research that has been done recently shows the positive effects that fish oil can have as a Crohn’s Disease alternative. It has natural anti inflammatory affects to the body, as well as other health benefits such as brain health to name just one.
Fish oil can help to calm the inflammation due to Crohn’s Disease and help your digestive system be more in balance.
Fish oil contains useful omega 3 fatty acids, the two main components are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These fatty acids are both polyunsaturated which makes them great for health in general, as well as their anti inflammatory affect.
Can’t I just get all the fish oil I need from eating fish I hear you ask? Well you can get some, but you will not get a significant amount of oil from the fish you eat to have an effect.
You need a concentrated source of fish oil to have a worthwhile anti inflammatory effect on your body, and make a difference in your Crohn’s Disease.
If fish is not handled properly, by the time you get to eat it any benefits may have been lost. The anti inflammatory properties that were there will have even less effect. Instead the best choice is to consume it from a high quality fish oil supplement.
Things To Look Out For In Fish Oil Supplements
To get a good fish oil supplement, be sure it contains good amounts of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), so you can get the most anti inflammatory effect possible.
Buy one that has been tested for heavy metals and mercury, as many fish do have mercury in them. You do not want to get mercury along with your fish oil, as it is very bad for your heath.
Another thing that you want to do when buying a good fish oil supplement is to get one that is a liquid. Fish oil that is in liquid form is absorbed by your body much better than fish oil that is in a capsule.
If you have a bad flare up you may not absorb the capsule and the fish oil could pass right through your system without doing its job. This is a waste of your time and money, you may not get the results you were hoping for if you are not absorbing the capsules.
Using liquid fish oil avoids this problem and makes sure that you have the best possible chance to get the full anti inflammatory benefits of the fish oil.
If you do not like the taste of fish then the easiest way to take the fish oil is with a meal so the food masks the taste. This is the best way to take fish oil, not only does it hide the taste of the fish oil having it with food can help you to absorb it better.
There can be good benefits when you use fish oil to help your Crohn’s Disease, especially to help reduce inflammation and swelling in your body, allowing your digestion to work better.
Check with your specialist, doctor or Crohn’s Disease alternative therapist first before trying new supplements see if they are right for you.