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Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Alcohol Abusers

Fish Oil SupplementsHere is a few excerpts concerning the benefits of fish oil supplements for alcohol abusers.  Fish oil treats an astonishing amount of ailments.  It helps with everything from neurological disorders to heart disease.

 

 

 

 

 

Omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related neurodamage and the risk of eventual dementia, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE . Many human studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes brain damage and increases the risk of dementia. The new study found that in brain cells exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and neuronal cell death.

what did they find

Researchers found there was up to 90 percent less neuroinflammation and neuronal death in the brain cells exposed to alcohol plus DHA than in the cells exposed to alcohol alone. An earlier meta-analysis by Collins and Neafsey, which pooled the results of about 75 studies, found that moderate social drinking may have the opposite effect of reducing the risk of dementia and/or cognitive impairment during aging. (Moderate drinking is defined as a maximum of two drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women.)

then, of course, the obvious

But Collins added that the best way for an alcohol abuser to protect the brain is to cut back to low or moderate amounts or quit entirely. “We don’t want people to think it is okay to take a few fish oil capsules and then continue to go on abusing alcohol,” he said. PLOS ONE is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access online journal. Collins earlier reported findings at the 14th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in Warsaw.

Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements Cited by NIH.

The benefits of fish oil supplements for alcoholics sounds good.  So how much should be taken?
I found a huge article from the National Institute of Health (NIH) on the benefits of fish oil supplements for alcoholics and a whole range of other things.  Because depression is a common co-occurring disorder in alcoholics I have selected this bit from article:

For depression along with conventional antidepressants: Fish oil 9.6 grams/day.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov

That is quite a bit, 9.6 grams a day is about 4 times the amount my fish oil supplement bottle recommends.  But the 9.6 grams is a therapeutic dose.  It isn’t just a supplement. It is meant to heal.

The benefits of fish oil supplements in treating a disease is wide reaching.  This stuff helps with almost everything.

Do any of you folks use fish oil supplements for alcohol or anything else.  How does fish oil help you?

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