Dietary Supplements such as Fish Oil ? Necessity or Panacea?

What is really the hype with these big, round, white bottles that we look for after a sumptuous meal?  Is it really necessary to invest on these dietary supplements or are they just among the millions of placebos that the earthlings make use of to vindicate their almost daily dose of rich cheesecakes and triple-decker cheeseburgers?  Can fish oil be of help much the same as the multivitamins and minerals that most people have been familiar with?

The fast paced tunes that we are obliged to dance with these days have compelled us to settle for anything instant and easy.  In terms of food choices, this would equate to fast food, sugar and products that are of little or no nutritional value.  Indeed, there is the continuous drive to maneuver more people towards the healthier route.  Sadly, today’s food options are too hard to resist and, simply put, we cannot put an end to it.  Fast food counters would still continue to pile up by the minute.  There would always be somebody in line who happens to be nutritionally compromised.

This is a pretty familiar panorama.  Put any restaurant, menu selection or just about anything in your pantry within the confines of your bubblehead and your imagination would give you an instant answer.  Pizza overloaded with meat and cheese or topped with eggplants and anchovies?  Ice cream or yoghurt?  Chunky meat burger with deep fried oh so savory fries or a lobster sandwich with just a dash of salt and butter?

The choices are predictable and not surprising at all.  But in health speak, these are rather alarming choices.  Because most of what people prefer are undeniably unhealthy; which then makes dietary supplements such as fish oil a necessity.  They subsist primarily on the premise that we do not get 100% nutrition from what is laid on our dinner tables.  The preparation and cooking processes strip off essential nutrients most of the time and given this, what would be left with a less healthy concoction then?

It would now be safe to assume that dietary supplements are indeed necessary.  The common line up of essential vitamins and minerals are now backed up with newer names such as fish oil, wheat grass, acai berry and the likes.  These pills or soft gels do not show immediate and tangible results, but they do help.  They make up a good defense team that can counteract side effects, aid in metabolism or hasten healing processes.

Fish oil, if taken in appropriate amounts, can be of help to every bodily system – from the skin to the major internal organs, especially the heart.  If it really proves to be acting upon your body, overdoing it does not mean it could be more effective.  Bear in mind that everything should be taken in moderation and increasing the intake might even cause harm.

 

 

BOLA TANGKAS