Everybody needs a healthy immune system to help fight or manage infections. This is where vitamins and oils can help.
Vitamins A through to Z are micronutrients needed for the efficient functioning of your metabolism. At the same time, fish oil is the oil that contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for contributing to:
- Maintenance of healthy joints
- Managing anti-inflammatory properties
- Regulating blood lipids
It’s also worth noting that vitamins are mainly derived from plants and animals like vegetables, grains, meat, fish, dairy, etc. And just as the name suggests, fish oil is derived from fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, codfish, etc.
That being said, here are some of the amazing benefits of vitamins and fish oils when you have them.
- Supports a robust immune system
Vitamin A, which can also be found in cod liver oil capsules, plays a significant role in protecting your system’s natural defenses. It helps your body defend against illness and infection, as well as keeping skin and eyes healthy (stated by the NHS, 2021). A deficiency in vitamin A can maximize your vulnerability to infections and impede your recovery rate when you fall sick.
- Reduces risks of heart diseases
Cod liver oil, rich in Vitamins A and D, coupled with omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, plays a critical role in the development and sustenance of your cells.
People who often eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to suffer from heart conditions. Medical organisations such as the British Heart Foundation claim that Omega-3 can contribute towards reducing your risk of heart disease due to them being rich in ‘good fats’ or polyunsaturated fats, as opposed to ‘bad fats’ like saturated or trans.
- Promotes bone health
Your bones begin to lose their natural strength as you age, and that’s why you need vitamin D, calcium, and protein to maintain strong and healthy bones (NHS, 2021).
- Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation comes as a result of your immune systems’ hard work in fighting infections. When your immune system is exerted in fighting serious illnesses like heart conditions, diabetes, and obesity, chronic inflammation may occur. Fish oil, with its anti-inflammatory properties, can contribute towards joint and immune health.