Omega 3 Tips
To Make The Best Choice
Tip 1: Make sure your fish oil is balanced with ALL 8 Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Humans have been eating cold water, oily fish rich in omega 3s for thousands of years. Because of this, our bodies have developed a dependency on the whole family of omega 3 fatty acids – not just one or two.
Isolating EPA and DHA for use in supplements is a relatively new concept. And just because science can isolate these two omega 3s DOESN’T mean the other six aren’t nutritionally important.
But, as consumers, we’ve been “sold” this notion hook, line and sinker by companies too lazy or too cheap to provide products with balanced ratios of ALL 8 omega 3s.
Most omega 3 companies, whether it’s fish oil, krill oil, flax seed oil or whatever, fight over who has the best product. We say, let them fight about it. They’ve all missed the boat anyway!
For a company to provide only 2 omega 3s (EPA & DHA), and neglect to include all the other omega 3 family members is cheating you – or shortchanging you – of all the benefits.
To say your product is best with only two omega 3s is like arguing to be last in line.
There are even some marketers who negligently try to fool you into thinking you can get the same healthy benefits with Omega 3 flax seed, chia seeds, evening primrose or borage oils. But none of these contain EPA or DHA or any of the other Omega 3s found naturally in fish.
These “seed oils” only contain ALA. Then these companies tell you that your body will make EPA and DHA from the ALA. But, in reality, a body in need of Omega 3 is incapable of the hard work it takes to manufacture enough EPA and DHA, which they neglect to inform you.
So why bother spending your money on products that simply don’t supply the whole family of omega 3s? It makes no sense, does it? You’re better off looking for a quality fish oil, balanced with ALL 8 omega 3 family members.
Tip 2: Buy only pure, clean potent Omega-3
You may have read about contaminants in Omega-3 fish. Should you be concerned about these toxins getting into your fish oil supplements?
The answer is yes and no. Some pollutants like mercury are water soluble. Mercury might therefore be in the fish you eat, but it would be left behind with proper fish oil extraction. This means a well-made Omega 3 fish oil capsule would be mercury free (but keep in mind, not all fish oil products are well made!).
However, other toxins, including PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyl) and PBDE’s (polybrominated diphenyl ether) have been found in fish oil supplements. Toxins build up in the liver, guts and heads of the fish.
That’s why you want to be absolutely sure your Omega-3 fish oil supplement is well-formulated using only the flesh of wild fish from pure clean waters. So, make certain the company says (in print) that it uses only clean flesh.
Tip 3: Get Naturally Pure and Balanced Omega-3
Many companies sell “pharmaceutical grade fish oil.” But, that’s just hype. The truth is the U.S.P. (United States Pharmacopeia) has no official “pharmaceutical” standards for fish oil.
Most commercial companies claiming to have “pharmaceutical grade fish oils” take whatever junk fish that comes up in the net and highly process it to remove as many toxins as possible to produce a product that’s basically just one step away from cat food or fish fertilizer.
In recent studies, one third of the fish oil products tested didn’t even contain the amounts of the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA listed on their labels. And, out of 44 different brands (all claiming to be pure), many were found to contain appreciable quantities of PCB’s, pesticides and other toxins.
You can’t fool Mother Nature. Your fish oil supplement can never be better than the omega 3 sources it came from. And no matter how much it’s promoted as a benefit, molecular distillation (not to be confused with “molecular differentiation”) or any kind of detoxification process damages the fish oil – krill oil – molecules. It also oxidizes the oil and changes the natural EPA and DHA ratio, weakening the nutritional value of the oil.
So, these denatured products don’t work. That’s why, again, you have to educate yourself.
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