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DHA The Essential Nutrient for Happy, Healthy Babies

When we’re pregnant or have a new little angel in our life, it’s an important time for us to get to know DHA. DHA is one of the most beneficial omega-3s, polyunsaturated fatty acids that provide many important health benefits. Omega-3s are considered “essential” because our body can’t make them, so we must obtain them through our diet. The best sources of omega-3s are oil-rich fish, such as s…

​Omega-3 Benefits for Heart Health

Do you have a plan to protect your heart? We have car insurance and home insurance… I think we need heart insurance. And there’s no better place to start than by boosting our daily intake of omega-3s. If you consider the totality of studies – more than 2,000 – that review omega-3s for heart health, you’ll find there is nothing more well-studied and that these fish-derived fats offer many bene…

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 most…