Trying to Quit Smoking? Fish Oil Can Help You Stop

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

Dr. Howell

Omega-3 is a well-known essential fatty acid from fish oil that is commonly used for various health benefits. High levels of this nutrient can be found in fatty fish such as salmon and tuna, other seafood including algae and krill. Experts believe that the long sequence omega-3 fatty acids being source from fish oils prove to be more effective in quitting smoking.

Health CapsuleIt has been found to lessen the nicotine cravings and the population of the smoker in the world.

Fish oil contains an essential compound that can help smokers to quit. The omega-3 fatty acid


help lower (nicotine junkies) and reduces consumption 11% after a month. A daily capsule of omega-3 fatty acid increases the serotonin levels that create a feeling of happiness and well-being. It helps reduces the dependency in cigarette and help coping with pressure, stress and depression.

Omega-3 is a kind of dietary supplement that has no side effects. It is not expensive and it is easily available.

Study show that smokers who are taking omega-3 supplement had fewer cravings and smoked.

There is a reduction in tobacco cravings because of the omega 3 fatty acids.


Cigarette smoking will also increase heart problems. Higher cigarette smokers are at risks of heart disease and heart attack.

For those who cannot quit smoking a daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids will improve the function of the cells lining blood vessels (endothelial cells). It helps improve brain power and reduce the chance of heart attack and stroke According to the findings published in the journal Heart that omega-3 fatty acid supplements is best for the heart of the smokers.

Effect of Omega-3 Insufficiency


Insufficiency of omega-3 damages the composition of nerve cells. It creates abnormality in the transmission of impulses in the brain related to feelings of happiness and satisfaction. It also affects the dopaminergic neurotransmission. Lack of omega-3 may increase cigarette urges. It also makes harder for the smoker’s body to deal with its craving. It also hinders smoking cessation effort. It affects mental health like reducing the ability to cope with stress and depressions. When you are stress you will be tempted to smoke because smoking is the only way to relieve the stress.


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