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Are your fish oils sustainable?

With Earth Day right around the corner, you may be thinking a bit more about the environment. Are the products you're using environmentally friendly? Are the products sourced in a way that's sustainable? With fish oils we have to wonder if the oil we are taking is polluted. Are we going to run out of fish?The fish oil market has boomed the last few years as more and more consumers become aware of…

10 Supplements for Your Heart

The average heart can pump 2,000 gallons of blood each day throughout the body. It beats 100,000 times a day, and during an average lifetime, it will beat more than three billion times. Even at rest, the heart works twice as hard as the leg muscles of a sprinter. Maintaining a healthy heart throughout our lifetime is critical. Here are some of the most beneficial nutritional supplements for s…

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…

Which is Best: Cod Liver Oil or Fish Oil?

I visit dozens of natural food stores and pharmacies every year and attend a number of conferences and trade shows. I’m always asked, which is best: cod liver oil or fish oil. It’s a great question. Here are my thoughts…Cod liver oil and fish oil are both great sources of omega-3s. Here’s the difference – cod liver oil also provides vitamins A and D3. This is the main distinction between the two.…

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…

What is the Omega-3 Index?

Doctors and nutrition experts tell us to eat more fish, likely due to a stream of studies showing us we need more omega-3s, the beneficial fats that fish provide. These fats have been linked to better health from infancy to our golden years and at every age in between. They support growth and development, and heart, brain, vision, and joint health.So how do we know if we’re getting enough of these…