Should you take Omega-3?

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If you've been in the health and wellness industry for a couple of years, you know that after a low fat craziness we are finally back to eating fat as a way to stay healthy. Our body contains between 15 and 30 percent fat, and that dietary fat provides an alternative fuel source when glucose isn't available. Moreover, eating healthy fats satiates you, helps you burn fat, and balances numerous fat-regulating hormones.

Probably the most-studied healthy fats are anti-inflammatory Omega 3 fatty acids, which research shows improve insulin sensitivity and reduce your risk for metabolic syndrome. They also play a vital role in cell membrane function and brain development. Among their many benefits, optimal levels of omega 3s reduce your risk for heart disease, depression, and inflammatory issues such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Unfortunately, most people consume the inflammatory vegetable oils and other omega 6s, present in processed foods as these oils are cheap and easy to use.

By increasing the amount of omega 3s, researchers believe we could reduce many of chronic inflammatory diseases. (1)

Of course, the best way to optimize your fat intake is to eat plenty of wild, fatty fish, nuts and seeds, coconut oil, grass fed butter, ghee, avocados, grass fed meat, extra virgin olive oil and olives. However, we often lack time and motivation to prepare highly nutritious food full of healthy fats and that's where the supplements come in.

Which Omega-3 supplement is the best?

Now that we established the connection between eating healthy fats and preventing chronic disease, the question is: which fatty acids supplement to take? Is omega-3 enough?

As with every product, do your own research when it comes to Omega's. Most omega supplements on the market are single ingredient supplement made from fish oil. However, this is an unsustainable way to produce Omega's. I personally prefer a vegan source of Omega, plus, it should be a blend of different Omega's to provide the synchronicity effect in the body. I use a full spectrum 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9 omega's from vegan sources, which skips the fish as it uses the Omega from algae and pomegranate, tomato, safflower and sea buckthorn berry oil cold pressing the oils, without heating, putting it in a capsule by cold seal technology. Also, most oil products in a soft gel capsule are made by using heating of the gel. When you heat an oil, however, you start the degradation of the oil. No one wants to eat a rancid oil, right?

Eating a varied diet is important. Eating a variety of Omega's is even better, especially for normal brain function and normal vision, heart health, for well functioning joints, hips, and let's not forget our nails and hair, ladies!

Find the link to the Omega blend here.

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