Do You Need Fish Oil?
How do you know if you need fish oils? If you suffer from
painful or inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, have
cardiovascular disease, dry skin or perhaps you find that
your brain is less sharp – these may be signs that you have an
increased requirement for fish oils. However, the truth is, that
almost everyone can benefit from taking fish oils on a regular
basis. Fish oil is a source of omega-3 essential fatty acids.
These good fats are vital for the human body to function well.
Each and every cell in the body needs these healthy fats to
function at its best.
Fish Oil for Life
Fish oil is important for us at all different stages of life – during
childhood, adulthood and even into old age. Fish oils rich in
essential fatty acids are important to enhance general health,
as well as supporting cardiovascular and metabolic health,
promoting healthy brain development and cognition, reducing
inflammation and supporting healthy mood. Just like the cars
we drive, our body also needs to be a well-oiled machine for
it to function optimally.
Fish for Thought
A high quality fish oil supplement is the ideal source of
omega-3 essential fatty acids. However, not all fish oils will
provide the same benefits. The active constituents in fish oil,
known as EPA and DHA, are used in varying therapeutic
amounts for different health concerns. Your Practitioner has a
range of fish oils with varying concentrations of EPA and DHA
to help with particular health conditions. For example, a fish
oil containing 1 g of DHA with 209 mg EPA is the ideal ratio
to support normal healthy brain development and function;
whereas fish oil with 1.9 g of EPA and 930 mg of DHA may
assist in relieving the pain and inflammation of arthritis and
help maintain cardiovascular health.
Kids Need Fish Too
Kids can be fussy when it comes to eating fish, but why deprive
them of the benefits of a good quality fish oil that helps to
support brain development, cognition and learning? Research
has shown that 1 g of DHA per day can be a great investment
in your child’s education, behaviour and general health. Give
your children the best start in life with the benefits of fish oil.
Ask us today what fish oil can best help to support your health.
Purity Is Paramount
When taking a fish oil, it is important to ascertain whether
it is of a high quality and purity for optimal health benefits.
Large fish can contain environmental pollutants, such as
heavy metals and pesticides, which may accumulate in the
body from repeated ingestion and may contribute to health
complaints. The fish oils prescribed by your Practitioner
minimise contamination by using only small pelagic fish.
Being small in size, these fish do not accumulate the same
levels of environmental toxins that the much larger fish tend to
store over their lifespan.
Practitioner recommended fish oils undergo a process
called molecular distillation to remove impurities, pesticides
and insecticides so that the purity of the fish oils exceed the
Australian standards. This ensures you are provided with a
high quality and pure fish oil that will contribute to your health
Quality Is Never an Accident
Like all other oils, fish oils can become oxidised or rancid
when exposed to heat, air or light. Oxidised fish oils not
only taste and smell bad, but also have limited health
benefits and in some cases, can even be harmful. Fish
oils recommended by your Practitioner are manufactured
using nitrogen flushing to produce formulas that are fresh
and protected from oxidation. Ansidine and peroxide are
indicators of the level of oxidation of the fish oil, or how
fresh it is. Ensure the fish oil you are taking is fresh and pure
by choosing a fish oil of the highest quality with the lowest
ansidine and peroxide values.
Sustainable fishing is an important aspect to consider in our
modern world. The fish oils your Practitioner recommends are
certified by Friends of the Sea, an independent organisation
that tests and certifies products made with ingredients
sourced using sustainable fishing practices that minimise
environmental impact. These fish oils also use small fish,
primarily anchovies and sardines which are sourced from
oceans near South America and Africa using eco fishing and
sustainable practices. This means you can receive not only a
purer fish oil, but also protect our planet.
Become Friends with Fish Oil
There are many benefits that a high quality and highly
concentrated fish oil supplement can bring to the health and
wellness of you and your family. Concentrated fish oil formulas
can be easier to take, more affordable and provide great
therapeutic effects. Each fish oil product your Practitioner
prescribes is high strength and contains the correct dose of
omega-3 needed to provide you with the most therapeutic result
possible and value for money. Your healthcare Practitioner
can recommend the most appropriate supplement for you, to
ensure you are provided with a high quality, therapeutic and
pure fish oil to suit your individual needs.