Fish oil is found in abundance in fish such as tuna, salmon, cod liver, herring and mackerel among others. You can take supplements as well since the body cannot make omega-3 fatty acids, the essential nutrient in fish oil. 

In particular, eicosapentaenoic acid

(EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are the two omega-3 acids found in fish. The alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) is derived from plant food. This polyunsaturated fat is needed for various bodily functions such as building immunity, heart health, brain function and inflammation. 

For vegetarians and people who prefer not to eat fish, popping a fish oil supplement could be an easy way to get enough omega-3 fatty acids. The vitamin is needed to aid various health conditions such as blood clotting, heart conditions, kidney problems, psoriasis, dry eyes and deteriorating eyesight. Researchers are looking into various medical uses of fish oil supplements. 

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