Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 22nd December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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What to AVOID:

• Every species of commercial fish has been shown to contain unsafe levels of mercury and other contaminants.
• Farm-raised fish are contaminated for different reasons (they are fed toxins).
• Super concentrated fish oils are altered from its natural triglycerides form and reconstructed into an unnatural etherified form (ethyl ester). Fish oil omega-3s in the triglyceride form are better for boosting the omega-3 index than the ethyl ester form, says a new study from Germany, a result which echoes recent Danish findings. Choose fish oil with a maximum of 180 milligrams of EPA and 120 milligrams of DHA per capsule.
• Liquid fish oils due to risk of oxidation. Fish oil should be oxygen protected in a gelatin capsule (buffalo gelatin is best).
• Choose fish oil instead of shellfish oils. Personally, I avoid shellfish and shellfish oils, such as krill oil and green-lipped mussel oils, because of the wisdom behind biblical dietary law and shellfish are the filters of the sea. These oils do contain some omega-3 EPA and DHA, but not nearly as much as fish oils and are far more expensive. Manufacturers claim shellfish oils are better utilized in the body, so one does not have to take as much, and that they also contain some natural antioxidants to help prevent lipid peroxidation. Most researchers do not believe that any enhancement in absorption is enough to offset the dramatically lower amounts of EPA and DHA. The presence of antioxidants is a good thing, but the concentrations are small. However, if you are comfortable with taking shellfish oils or if it happens to be the only EPA/DHA that works for you, by all means take it!

Note: SuperEssentials Omega 3EDA+ is the only antioxidant essential fatty acids supplement that I am aware of that addresses all of these issues.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet

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