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Benefits of Omega-3!

 Since getting ill in November, I have been educating myself on supplements and homeopathic medicine. Omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil are quite the popular thing but if you are like me and oblivious to their benefits, pull up a chair and let's chat...
The benefits of taking Omega-3 fatty acids/Fish Oil include:
- MS
- Prostate Cancer
- Post-Natal/Post-Partum Depression
- Mental Health
- Memory
- Protection from Alzheimer's Disease
- Protection from vision loss
- Fetus health

I am most interested in the benefits to my memory and mental health but it definitely sounds like there are many benefits that will help everyone.  If you are like me and the majority of Americans lacking an adequate amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in our diet, it is time to start thinking about options. Numerous foods are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, including:
  • Oily fish - anchovies, herring, sardines, salmon, trout, and mackerel.
  • Flax
  • Hempseed
  • Perilla oil
  • Spirulina
  • Walnuts
  • Eggs (especially the ones that have "high in omega-3 written on the shell)
  • Chia seeds
  • Raddish seeds, sprouted raw
  • Fresh basil
  • Leafy dark green vegetables, such as spinach
  • Dried tarragon
 Additionally, supplements are a plenty. One I found to be useful is: Life & Food's Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate (180 ct.) that can be found on Amazon for $24.95 (USD).
Specific benefits include:
○ Highly concentrated and pure, pharmaceutical grade (above 75%) Omega-3.
○ 644/336 EPA/DHA levels (Meeting GOED standards).
○ Fish Oil concentrate made from IFOS 5-star certified fish oils (raw material).
○ Contains the minimum recommended 1,000 mg (1g) of Omega-3s per serving.
○ Sourced from wild Alaskan caught Pollock. Sustainable and certified operation by MSC.
○ USA Manufactured and laboratory tested in FDA, GMP, NSF certified facilities.
○ Molecularly distilled, clean refined and tested.
○ Easy to swallow soft gelatin capsules. <<they are large in size>>
○ Enteric coated for max absorption and no fish burps. <<there is a fishy smell as is normal>>
So if you are looking for a new Omega-3 supplement, consult with your doctor and start doing some research. And if you are looking for a good starting spot, Life & Food's Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate (180 ct.) is definitely worth a try.

Disclaimer: I was gifted my Life & Food's Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate (180 ct.) from Tomoson but all opinions are my own.