Today I wanted to highlight the difference between quality Omega 3 supplements Vs well known brands on the market which don’t provide the same quality or amount of nutrients.
As I mentioned in my last blog post on the topic
Omega 3 fatty acids are extremely important to take for brain, retina and cardiovascular health. Healthy levels of Omega 3 reduces triglycerides in the blood vessels. Triglycerides in the blood can cause the arterial walls to harden which is one of the major causes of heart failure. Triglycerides levels can also be increased due to peaks in cortisol levels, which is why Omega 3’s are such an important supplement for reducing stress levels and inflammation. Omega 3 also plays an important role in protecting against cancer cells, controlling lupus, reducing eczema, and preventing rheumatoid arthritis in later life.
If you do not consume a diet which is high in sea vegetables or fish, it’s very important to take an Omega 3 supplement as it can’t be naturally produced by the body.
When choosing an Omega 3 or fish oil supplement the best thing you can look for is a supplement contained within a plant based or gelatin shell. This format can be easily digested so that the supplement is directly absorbed by the blood stream. For this reason, softgel capsules with minimal ingredients come highly recommended. Another important consideration is genetically modified ingredients within the Omega 3 supplement. We are at the stage in the world now, where even freshwater fish can be manipulated and genetically modified for mass processing purposes.
A large problem within the freshwater fish industry currently is large amounts of toxins such as mercury having been identified. This is due to pollution within the ocean. Contamination of heavy metals in marine life is a global issue and a threat to everyone, especially pregnant women.
For this reason, I have been taking the Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA throughout my pregnancy. This supplement is Non-GMO, with quality ingredients to support the absorption of the fish oils.
This is a high strength supplement with fast absorption. The ingredients in Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA include:
|Fish Oil Concentrate||2000 mg|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||720 mg|
|DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)||480 mg|
Other ingredients include:
- Highly refined fish oil concentrate (anchovy)
- Fish gelatin (tilapia)
- Purified water
- Natural flavour
- Mixed tocopherols
- Rosemary extract
Here are the ingredients of a popular brand on the market:
- Euphausia superba 590mg (Krill Oil, 72%, Crustacean)
- Softgel capsule (fish gelatine)
- Bulking agent (glycerin)
- Thickening agent (sorbitol)
- Astaxanthin (Naturally occurring, 120ug per 2 capsules)
- Cholecalciferol (Vit D3)
As you like see, the Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA supplements contain superior natural ingredients with far less additives than the latter.
Life Extension Mega EPA/DHA supplements are priced at €24.99 but are currently on sale for €22.49 and one bottle will last for two whole months!
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