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About Omega 3 Fish Oils...

Question: What’s all the fuss about Omega 3 fish oils? What do they do for my body?


 Answer: Omega 3 fish oils are a substance that can be found in the bodies of fish. Omega 3 is a type of fat that is essential for human health. Omega 3 contains two fatty acids that benefit the human body greatly, which are known as DHA and EPA. When it comes to fertility issues, Omega 3 supports healthy sperm, helps regulate menstrual cycles, supports fetal development.


These fatty acids have been linked to helping prevent heart disease, cancer, and many other diseases. DHA is also required by the human brain. Low levels of DHA in the brain have been linked to depression, schizophrenia, memory loss, and an increased chance of being stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, the regular and repeated consumption of Omega 3 fish oils can greatly help affect the quality of your life for the better and help your brain handle stress.


 The American Heart Association recommends the use of fish oils to help your hearts performance as long as you keep your dosage under 3 grams per day, suggesting an amount roughly between 0.5 to 1.8 grams per day. Clinical trials conducted have shown that Omega 3 fish oils can reduce cardiovascular events including heart attacks, strokes, and even death.


Also, research has shown that fish oils can help decrease the risk of arrhythmias, decrease triglyceride levels, decrease the growth rate of atherosclerotic plaque, and even slightly lower blood pressure! 


With all these facts, there is no doubt that the regular and responsible use of Omega 3 fish oils from supplements can be of great benefit to your health.


However, supplements are not actively regulated by the FDA, its up to the manufacturer to follow FDA guidelines such as ensuring safety, maintaining true claims, and compliance with other regulations.

Here are 5 qualities you should look for:

📍Bioavailable formulations -whole foods over synthetics, no preservative or fillers

📍Recommended dosage for desired benefit

📍Reputable company

📍Standardized extracts

📍Tested ingredients-in a randomized trial

📍Vegan or Vegetarian capsules

📍"Verified by USP" or "Verified by NSP" on label

📍Whether or not product contains what it claims it contains-e.g. might be very diluted


Here are some good sources of information on supplements for further reading

📍PubMed

📍The National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine

📍The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Database

📍The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

📍The Natural Standard

📍The university of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

📍Usp.org & nsf.org to ensure that the supplements are verified by USP or NSP


Here are a few things to avoid when choosing a supplement:

📍Genetically modified organisms,[GMO] such as soybean oil and cornstarch, which are common additives

📍Hydrogenated oils- may be found in vitamin D and fish oil capsules as well as in some time-release formulations

📍Plastics- some enteric coatings and time-release capsules contain phthalates

📍Pesticides, lead, PCBs, and mercury

📍Unnecessary ingredients such as:

-Artificial coloring, flavoring, and preservatives

-Fillers that contain toxins, such as sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, povidone, shellac, chlorine, talc, and titanium dioxide

-Fillers that may cause GI distress including lactose, magnesium stearate, sorbitol, and cellulose

-Gluten

-Sugars and other sweeteners

NOTE its worth it to invest in high-quality fish oil supplement, due to possible fillers and high mercury/PCBs.


 As an Integrative Nutrition Gut & Hormone Health Coach when it comes to supplementing my general recommendation for my clients is to start with nutrition, sleep, movement, and mindfulness BEFORE supplements.


I support you in navigating the supplemental landscape in many ways, by:

📍empowering you to be informed so you can act in your own best interests

📍helping you make sense of the confusing information out here

📍increasing awareness of possible contraindications [e.g. interactions with medications]

📍providing basic education and guidance based on the latest research

📍remembering the importance of rule #1 BIO-INDIVIDUALITY #iinweinventedhealthcoaching

📍suggesting you consult with your functional medicine or naturopathic doctor to explore options


Remember, supplements do not exist to replace a healthy diet; they exist to compliment it. 


ACTION STEP: If you’re curious about how health coaching can revolutionize your life, let’s connect! Schedule a ‘Your Health is Your Wealth’ consultation with me today. Not for you? No problem! Pass this offer on to someone you care about and let’s spread the health together!

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I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned about more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, I will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.


DISCLAIMER:

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Kryshonda Torres is not a physician and the relationship between Kryshonda and her clients is not of a prescriber and patient, but as Health Coach and client.

 

It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Kryshonda presents.


OT&E Inc. and Kryshonda Torres cannot guarantee any specific outcome and your individual results may vary.


Before beginning or adding any named supplement to your health routine or regime, please consult with your Naturopathic or Functional Medicine Doctor.

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