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    Have a query about the usage of fish or fish oil tablets? Searching for the reasons why some people suffer from side effects if they have fish? Scroll through this page where our ISC experts have responded to your queries.

    Few people say that fish is good for health as it contains various vitamins and protein, and Fish oil tablet is good for skin. But, why skin allergy occurs when fish oil tablet is taken? What's the reason that it is not suitable for some? Also, Fish doesn't suit some, like digestion issues or nausea etc.
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  • Fish is an ideal nutritive food providing us a large number of minerals and vitamins. They generally contain good amount of vitamins A and D, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, and iodine. Fish has good protein content and it is easily accepted by the human body and digested quickly. In developing countries there is a large consumption of fish.

    Fish oil also contains many valuable constituent including a special type of fat which is good for the development of human brain. This is also a great source of supplements for a pregnant or lactating woman. Especially, the woman who are subjected to close pregnancies require this type of supplement much to compensate for their loss of certain fatty acids in their body incurred due to continuous pregnancies.

    Some of the benefits of taking fish oil are -
    1. Regulation of blood pressure.
    2. It reduces the triglycerides in the body.
    3. It slows down the process of choking of the arteries.
    4. Helps in maintaining proper heart rhythm.
    5. It also reduces the likelihood of heart attack.

    It is true that fish and fish products are sometimes having a particular smell which may be allergic to some people and in that case one has to select certain type of fish which has minimum smell or no smell. There are some varieties like that. The fried and tinned fish also do not have this smell issue. For resolving the allergy and itching issue one has to get it tested in a laboratory under prescription through a doctor and after that it can be pinpointed as which particular tablet or fish oil is creating this allergy and then that is to be excluded from the diet.

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  • Fish is very good food which is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals. The fish and fish oil contain omega-3- fatty acids. These fatty acids are very important for better health. These fatty acids protect us from many health problems. WHO recommends eating 1 -2 portions of fish per week. Of course, there are some vegetables which will give you these fatty acids. Instead of fish, one can take fish oil extracted from the fishes.

    There are many benefits to this product. Some are listed below.

    1. Bones will be healthy and you may not get any diseases of bones.
    2. Asthma will get reduced.
    3. These fatty acids will see that the brain function will be normal in old age also.
    4. Behaviour disorders will be reduced in children.
    5. People eating this may not have a depression problem.
    6. Liver health will be improved and will be useful in better functioning of the lever.
    7. This is good for pregnant ladies and breastfeeding ladies. The Kids eyesight will be better and eye problems will be reduced.
    8. This is very good for skin health
    9. It will help in reducing the inflammation
    10. This is very good for the health of the heart and brain. Mental disorders will be reduced.

    One thing you should remember is taking high quantities of fish or fish oil is having health problems also. So we should not take more. It is better not to exceed 2.5 grams of fish oil per day.

    If skin allergy is observed when you apply this to your skin you should consult a doctor and identify the reason for skin allergy and take his advice and avoid that particular type of fish oil for applying on the skin. It is always better to apply this oil initially a small quantity to a small area of your skin and see whether you are getting any allergy]. Once it is confirmed that there is no allergy then only you should apply to other areas.

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  • Fish is considered as healthy food due to the presence of most important nutrients like protein and vitamin D. It is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which is very important for bones and brains development. Eating fish daily is good for health health because it causes several health benefits like:

    1. Lowers triglycerides
    2. Control blood pressure
    3. Reduces inflammation
    4. Improves skin health
    5. Improves bones health
    6. Improves hair growth
    7. Improves eye sight
    8. Improves liver and brain health
    9. Reduces mascular degeneration
    10. Reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

    Fish oil is extracted from fish tissue of oil fishes like herring, tuna, anchovies, salmon and mackerel. Like fish, fish oil is also beneficial and used as medicines to lower triglycerides level. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are the most important omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil. Fish oil causes many health benefits:

    1. Heart Health: It improves hear health and causes following benefits:
    i) Fish oil supports heart health
    ii) Lowers triglycerides
    iii) Fish oil consumption can reduce multiple risk factors for heart disease.
    iv) Controls cholesterol levels as it increase levels of "good" HDL cholesterol.
    v) Reduce fatal arrhythmia
    vi) Reduces blood pressure

    2. Brain Health: It improves brain health and also helps in some mental disorders. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are essential for normal brain function. As our body cannot regenerate it itself. And fish oil contain around 30% omega-3 fatty acids.

    3. Eye health: It also support eye health. Omega-3 fatty acids found also helps in improving eye health.

    4. Kidney Health: It also improve kidney health.

    5. Weight loss: It also helps in weight loss. Fish oil contains essential vitamins and minerals supplements that may improve body composition and if taken in in combination with diet or exercise, can help in lose weight.

    6. Bone health: Fish oil is rich in vitamin D and other mineral which are very important for bone health. Omega-3 fatty acids can also be beneficial for bone health.

    7. Reduces inflammation: Fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may help in reducing chronic inflammation.

    Fish and fish oil allergy: around one third of the people are found to be allergic to fish and fish products. It may be due to some reasons like smell and some allergy. These people can consume fishes with less smell or no smell. Salmon, tuna and halibut are the most common fishes that causes allergy. A protein in fish muscle called parvalbumin may trigger allergic reaction in some people.

    Fish allergies may be of any kind as given below:
    a. Skin rash.
    b. Nausea, stomach cramps, indigestion, vomiting and diarrhea.
    c. Asthma.
    d. Stuffy nose and sneezing.
    e. Headaches.
    f. Sometimes Anaphylaxis.

    If anyone is suffering from fish allergy, he should know about the reason and he should avoid that particular fish or fish product. If anyone is doubtful about fish allergy he should use the product after testing only.

  • Consumption of fish on regular basis would provide you enough Protiens, Vitamin A, VitaminD and the essential fatty acid known as Omega3 fatty acid. The other minerals such as Phosphorous, Calcium, Selenium etc can be supplemented with the intake of fish. The body absorbs all the nutrients due its availability in the natural form.
    We can have the following benifits with the consumption of fish-
    1) It can enhance HDL level thus providing healthy heart - functioning.
    2) Triglycerides often clogs the blood - vessel and it can be kept control with regular intake of fish.
    3) Omega3 present in the fish would improve heart health apart from reducing the chance of Alzheimer's disease at the old age due to disefficiency of Omega 3 fatty acid.
    4) Improves eye sight because of high content of Vitamin A.
    5) It would reduce high blood pressure due to presence of Omega 3 fatty acid.
    6) It can tackle depression because of presence of high phosphorus.
    7) Improves liver and brain health because of presence of Omega 3 fatty acid and other minerals which have the benificial effects in removing the toxins from the liver.
    8) It can improve sleep quality because of management of stress with nutrients provided by the fish.
    9) Enough of Vitamin A and D would arrest mascular degeneration.
    Fish oil is the extract of nutrients from the fish and it contains high amount omega 3 fatty acid, EPA and DHA. However, care should be taken to purchase it from the reputed Pharmaccetuals with the certification of purity in respect of mercury.
    The fish oil have a number of benificial properties as indicated below-
    1) It supports heart health because of presence of omega 3 fatty acid.
    2) Eye health improves considerably with the Vitamin-A available in it apart from phosphorus known for strengthening the eye nerves.
    3) It can cause weight loss - it would improve the body metabolism because of presence of minerals and other nutrients. The best time to take the fish oil is after the meals so that its fat can be properly absorbed and the toxins from the system can be eliminated at a rapid state thus trimming the body.
    4) It would reduce inflammation of the body - With the improvement of blood supply, inflammation would be reduced. Due to control of inflammation, it can take care of body pain and Arthiritis.
    5) Healthy - skin - Healthy - skin is achievable because of removal of impurity from the blood and a healthy glow of the skin is noticeable with the regular intake of fish oil.
    6) Liver health - Liver health improves considerably with the nutrients present in fish oil. Each nutrient is responsible to flush out toxins thus improving the liver health.
    7) May prevent Alzheimer's disease due to presence of Iodine and Omega 3 fatty acid. Hence this would prove to be a boon for the older people to prevent this disorder.
    8) Improvement of Bone health - Vitamin -D coupled with Omega3 fatty acid would improve bone health. Phosphorous also acts in the same direction.
    You need to take precautions while purchasing it from the chemist shop. Take it from a reputed Pharmactuals keeping in view of its purity.
    It may not suit all and some Allergetic conditions may prevail such as -
    1) Skin - rash.
    2) Headache.
    3) Indigestion or vomitting.
    4) Symptoms of Asthama or sneezing
    5) Diarrhoea etc
    Under such conditions, it would be better to have consultation with the Physician so as to avoid such side - effects.

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