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What are fish, flax seed and borage oils good for?

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Fish oil and flax seed oil may help with heart problems, according to WebMD. Borage oil can also be used to treat both arthritic and skin problems.

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Fish oil can lower blood pressure while helping to keep the heart healthy, says WebMD. Fish oil lowers cholesterol, lowers the chances of heart attack and stroke, and helps to keep arteries from hardening with plaque. Flax seed oil can help fight breast cancer, lower cholesterol and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Borage oil can help women with menopausal systems, such as hot flashes, according to Healthline. It can also help with the inflammation of the joints from rheumatoid arthritis, and it is often used to treat skin disorders, such as psoriasis.

Fish oil can be found in pill form. Eating flax seeds is more beneficial than taking flax seed oil supplements. Borage oil can be ingested or applied topically. Borage oil is helpful to those with rheumatoid arthritis, who may have side effects while using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Daily usage of each oil in the recommended dosage is required for maximum benefit over time. Fish, flax and borage oils can be purchased over the counter at many retail stores.

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