Hello all. This is the first in a series of “favorite supplements” posts. I plan to do 1 for at least everyone supplement that i take. Today i want to talk about one of my very favorite supplements though: fish oils.
Fish oils are refined from ocean caught base types, such as salmon, krill, and mackerel. They are quite beneficial to your health in a myriad of ways. They really help with brain and bone health, but the thing i use them for most is my skin. I always notice an increase in skin vibrancy when i take my fish oils.
The main nutrient in fish oils is omega-3 fatty acid. Omegas-3s can help a great deal with mental and physical degeneration, such as depression or arthritis. This is obviously just a small amount of things that omega-3s can influence. If you want to read more check out: omegas3s. Omegas-3s are basically the opposite of omega-6 acids, which come from land animals like cows and chickens. The experts say we have too much of 6 and too little of 3, so this results in a nutrient imbalance. I have to say that in my experience they are right. This is why i try to balance my diet with lots of fresh fish, even though im not the biggest fan of it. But if you find you cant stomach fish than your best bet is to go with fish oils. Personally, i do both.
The thing you have to be wary of is that there are many different kinds of fish oils out there, and not all of them are created equal. Some can even be contaminated with lead and arsenic! Youch! I have a few favs that i could recommend, such as nordic naturals or green pastures, but your best bet is to try a few brands and do your own research about toxins. There is no single best fish oil brand. But you can can check out sites like www.fishoilfacts.net for a sort-able list. This site is great and has a table where you can sort the various brands by cost, size, and toxin rating. Also i recommedn you do some reading up on the health benefits of fish in general. Eating fish is a great alternative to land animals but you have to be careful of the toxins. At least that is my take on it anyway! Well thats its for tonight, im getting really sleepy. Till next time!