Omega-3 for Kids: 10 Products Reviewed
What can Omega-3 during and after pregnancy do for your kids? Omega-3 from fish oil has been strongly associated with: Birth weight* Reduced pre-term births* Healthy brain function* Eye development* reading ability* IQ and behavior*. ‘Less bed-time resistance’ (Yesss!) Fewer waking episodes and an hour of extra sleep, says a new study. Things to remember:Read More
Why taking Probiotic Supplements may not solve all your gut issues
Probiotics are popular. People who don’t follow probiotic research are quick to dismiss these pills – they’d be making a mistake. Probiotics are POWERFUL! But taking these pills alone won’t fix all your gut issues. For that, you’ll also need to make other lifestyle changes. While playing in the backyard several years ago, my veryRead More
Fish Oil and Belly Fat
‘Your product does not work,’ he complained. ‘I took your Omega-3 for a month and my belly fat didn’t go away.’ The Crossfit fitness community has several followers who take large amounts of fish oil in hopes of losing weight and reducing exercise soreness. I’ve written that fish oil does not reduce cholesterol. Let meRead More
Omega-3s and Prostate Health*
This article is in response to this paper Journal of the National Cancer Institute’s 2013 study on fish oil and prostate health…* …and the wall-to-wall media coverage this received in 2013. What Pharmacists are Saying about Omega-3 Does fish oil cause prostate cancer? Subjects in this study were not given fish oil. So, no, youRead More
Fish Oil Ethyl Ester vs Triglyceride – Revisited
There is a lot of back-and-forth about fish oil types – triglyceride (TG) versus ethyl esters (EE). OmegaVia was highly concentrated ethyl ester form of fish oil. Since 2016, it in Triglyceride (rTG) form. I get emails about this almost daily. Is EE fish oil is really fish oil? Is there alcohol in it? WillRead More
Why OmegaVia is High in EPA Omega-3: Healthy Inflammation Response*
Why OmegaVia has so much more EPA than DHA. And why that’s important for your health. How much EPA or DHA your fish oil has matters. But it depends on what your age and health goals are – if you’re 25 and pregnant or 60 and achy. You need a high-DHA formula if you’re: pregnantRead More
Brenda Watson, Omega-3 and Vitamin D
I recently got five calls within a few hours, all with the same questions: Does your fish oil have 1000 mg Omega-3? Yes. Is your fish oil enteric coated? Yes. Is your fish oil tested by IFOS? Yes. Does your formula have Vitamin D? No, and it shouldn’t! I knew something was up. That somethingRead More
Is Fish Oil a Waste of Money?
Every couple of months, TV news trashes fish oil. Usually after a negative study is published. It happened again in Sep 2012 after this study said fish oil was virtually useless. “Fish oil doesn’t work!” “Fish oil is a waste of money!” “Fish oil doesn’t prevent heart attacks!” The general message about fish oil was:Read More
Why are Fish Oil Pills Bigger than Krill Oil Pills?
The word ‘horse’ comes up a lot when people talk to me about fish oil pills. As in, ‘These are HORSE PILLS! I can’t swallow them!‘ We know. I know. Fish oil pill size is a problem MegaRed and other krill oil pills wouldn’t be so popular if they were as big as fish oilRead More
I Take Your Omega-3…But My Triglycerides Still Went Up!
“I take 3,000 mg of your Omega-3 and I’m eating a healthier diet…but my Triglycerides are up! What the heck?!” I get this question quite often. On the surface it makes no sense. Image: Hannah Chapman As a general rule, every 3000 mg of Omega-3 combined with a healthy diet and daily exercise may beRead More
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