We often hear the terms probiotics and deep sea fish oil. But do you really know what probiotics and deep sea fish oil are? How are they good for your body? What is a good dosage of probiotics and deep sea fish oil for you? This article will take a closer look at these two most commonly heard of nutrients.
First let’s take a look at what probiotics are. For the local people, the term probiotics is often associated with yogurt or Yakult, a famous probiotic dairy product from Japan. Probiotics are live micro-organism and it refers to the “good” bacteria or yeasts which are particularly good for the digestive system. Human are not born with probiotics in our body. We have to obtain them from foods that contain the bacteria so that they can make their way into our system. Probiotics work in several ways to benefit our body. First of all, very often when we are sick we will be prescribed antibiotics to get rid of the bad bacteria out in our system, but unfortunately this process will altogether expel the “good” bacteria from our body. This is where probiotics step in by replenishing the “good bacteria” in our body. Furthermore, probiotics can help reduce the bad bacteria and maintain a balance of the “good” and “bad” bacteria in our system to make sure that our body can function well.
But how much probiotics should we take each day? As said, probiotics is a general term that can refer to different probiotic organisms, so there is no set amount of intake. But they are recommended to people suffering from constipation, diarrhea or gastrointestinal infections. They are also recommended to people, especially women, suffering from urinary tract infections. To ensure a safe intake of probiotics, make sure to buy from reputable manufacturers or distributors. Some women health product manufacturers are now providing products which specifically target the market of women’s probiotics in Hong Kong.
Deep sea fish oil, as the name suggests, is a food supplement that contains a large amount of essential Omega-3 fatty acids. Being one of the most popular food supplements for both children and adults, Omega-3 fatty acids are in fact polyunsaturated fatty acids that are good for the body, with benefits ranging from improving our heart, lowering cholesterol, and reducing the risk of diabetes to supporting the development of a healthy brain and eyes in babies. So as you can see, deep sea fish oil is a good thing to the body just like probiotics. But still you can get too much of a good thing. If taking deep sea fish oil capsules is your choice of obtaining the nutrient, you should always carefully read and follow the instructions and consult a doctor when necessary. Moreover, you should opt for deep sea fish oil products that have a low concentration of mercury.
Having a healthy and well-balanced diet is the surest way to keep us healthy. We can rely on our daily or food supplements to obtain the necessary amount of nutrients our body needs. But remember, whenever you are thinking of taking food supplements, be sure to do some research before making purchases and buy from reliable sources.