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The Most Important Nutrients for Brain Health

No matter what our age is, we all can benefit from some extra brain support. Whether we want to support mental clarity, mood health, or focus, certain foods and brain exercises can help, but it’s still a good idea (especially as we get older) to add supplements that promote healthy brain function. Some of the best options include the omega-3s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaeno…

​Why We Need More Omega-3s and Less Omega-6s

Omega-6 fatty acids are found in high concentrations in many of the foods we eat in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Omega-6 oils, including corn and soybean oil, are used when making many popular foods such as French fries, crackers, potato chips, muffins, cereals, cookies, and breads. Due to the convenience, and sometimes dependency, on these types of fast foods, many of us have a very high int…

Healthy Nutrients for our Skin

Foods that are healthy for our skin include alkaline foods, like vegetables, fruits, olive oil, or herbal and green teas. We can also combat free radicals with powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, quercetin, beta-carotene, and selenium. Papaya, bell peppers, and broccoli are high in vitamin C. Foods high in vitamin E include sunflower seeds, olives, and almonds. Brightly colored swe…

About Fish Oil Forms: Which is Superior?

Q: How many different fish oil forms are there, and what is the difference?A: Fish oils are available in three forms: Natural Triglyceride (TG): Fish naturally contain the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) as triglyceride esters. Natural TG fish oils provide a maximum of 300 mg of combined EPA and DHA per 1,000 mg of oil (30% potency). These are the mo…

How to Read a Fish Oil Label

1. Start Here: Serving size is the amount of fish oil necessary to receive the EPA and DHA dose listed. Higher potency fish oils contain more EPA and DHA in fewer capsules or spoonfuls.2. Check for Antioxidants: Antioxidants help preserve fish oil purity and freshness, and protect our cells from free-radical damage.3. Look at the Omega-3 Totals: Omega-3s should be the most prevalent form of fatty…

What's the Difference: Fish Oil vs. Krill Oil

I am asked this question all the time: what do you think about krill oil? Is it a better choice than fish oil? My opinion is no… and here’s why.Krill oil and fish oil both supply the beneficial omega-3s EPA and DHA. And companies often taut the enhanced bioavailability of krill oil because it supplies omega-3s in phospholipid form, which they argue enhances the uptake of EPA and DHA. There are som…