FISH OIL: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT AND HOW MUCH TO TAKE
If there is one supplement almost everyone should take, it’s fish oil. Scientific studies have proven the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) needed for proper function of every cell in your body. They are called essential because the body does not make them. We need to get them from dietary sources and they should be consumed on a daily basis.
Two important Omega-3s are EPA and DHA. These are highly deficient in most people’s diet and are absolutely critical to your health. These EFAs are found naturally in wild-caught cold-water fish. Most of us simply do not eat enough to enjoy the benefits Omega-3s provide, and there’s a growing concern about environmental toxins such as PCBs, Mercury and other heavy metals frequently found in fish. Flax seeds contain alpha linolenic acid ( ALA) and the human conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA is somewhat slow and inhibited by various conditions.
DHA is needed for:BRAIN health, visual and neurological growth. DHA supports functions like learning, memory and cognitive development of the brain. Low levels of DHA are a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and age related cognitive impairments. DHA also protects us from the harmful effects of stress. DHA is especially important for pregnant and lactating women as it is instrumental in the development of visual and brain development for the fetus and infant. A study found that children of mothers who took cod liver oil during pregnancy and lactation had higher IQs at age four than those whose mothers took a placebo.
EPA is import for: your HEART health, helps with inflammation and supports your joints. Studies indicate that Omega-3s, and especially EPA, can be beneficial in many autoimmune disorders, including arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus and psoriasis.
The American Heart Association is now stating that “people who have elevated triglycerides may need two to four grams of EPA and DHA per day provided as supplement”. Omega-3s have also been found to improve conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHA, diabetes, high cholesterol, skin disorders and digestive disorders.
What and how much to take
Tuna Omega-3 oil (pearls) free of environmental pollutants and naturally high in DHA.
Innate Choice (we like that name) molecularly distilled (free of toxins) mild tasting liquid fish oil supplement which is easy to mix in salad dressing or apple sauce.
|Improve cardiovascular health:
|Reduce chronic inflammation
|Enhanced brain function
You can call 701-222-8322 and order the Innate Choice Supplements.
If you are a patient of Dr. Deitz www.abcdeitzwellness.com, you can order the Standard Process supplements as well. If not, you will have to call standard process and find a health care professional in your area who sells standard process products.