Do I need Fish Oil???

A lot of patients that go through my nutritional program find that through my lab based clinical nutrition they end not only improving their health but feeling better overall!!

I would like to discuss is fish oil. It is important for the body in numerous ways. Fish oil has been extensively researched and has been shown to have effects in:

● Extraordinary support for health*

● Demonstrated contribution to brain function, memory and mood*

● Support for healthy body composition *

● Support for bone mineralization*

● Optimal hormone response*

● Healthy blood sugar activity*

● Healthy cellular activity*

What I love about Spoon Full of Nutrition fish oil is that it doesn’t have that nasty “burp back” effect that other fish oils have. It actually tastes good. It supplies the body with liquid EPA and DHA and it has a subtle hint of lemon flavor.

EPA – is anti-inflammatory and also helps to lower triglycerides. It helps reduce overall inflammation in general and is great for reducing homocysteine levels.

DHA – One of the major building blocks of the brain, the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is critical for optimal brain health and function at all ages of life. Researchers are now finding that DHA provides brain-boosting benefits in infants and aging adults.

Anyone who has taken fish oils knows that there are “good” and “bad” fish oils on the market. Many in my opinion are “bad”. How do I know? I have tried many expensive brands and one common theme kept haunting me: fishy, stinky burp back from the rancid fish oil used in the capsules. So much so, that I decided that it wasn’t worth the trade off and quit taking it. The difference with fish oils is in purity and freshness. The more fresh a fish oil is, the less rancid. A good comparison is looking at bananas. A green banana is going to cost more but at the same time be fresher and last longer. A dark, yellow banana is going to go bad much faster and also taste nasty. The same holds true with fish oils. A high quality fish oil is going to cost a little more, but it is fresh and therefore, going to work better. You get more for your money and it actually does what it is supposed to do – help your brain, blood vessels and joints.

A good therapeutic dose of my Spoon Full of Nutrition Omega-3 Fish Oil is 4 teaspoons/day. Kids with learning disabilities and adults with cognitive loss or other neurological deficits such as neuropathy have shown great results with 8 teaspoons/day. If someone has really bad cardiac or joint problems, 6 teaspoons/day is indicated for maximum health benefits. Over 7,000 scientific papers have been dedicated to exploring the numerous benefits of omega-3 fish oils.