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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…

Bless Your Heart... With Fish Oil!

I can’t think of a single food or supplement that is more important for heart health than omega-3s from fish. That is saying a lot – considering my 34 (and counting) years working in nutrition education. But I stand by my statement. Fish oils are the most important supplement you can take to support a healthy heart.How do the omega-3s EPA and DHA love your heart? Let me count the ways.Keeping the…

The Carlson Omega-3 Difference

There’s nothing fishy about it – omega-3s are important to our health, which is why we should all take a fish oil supplement daily. The benefits are enormous and the downside non-existent. One thing to remember though: we want to make absolutely sure that our omega-3 supplements are of the very best quality. To me, that means the brand should be Carlson. Here’s why:Quality Assurance on Every Label…

The Importance of Omega-3s as we Age

I noticed an article in the December AARP Magazine. While I usually enjoy the advice the magazine shares with its millions of readers, I find I must comment on one message in their article on memory. Here is the advice:“There’s no evidence yet that downing supplements helps your memory over the long term, especially when it comes to two popular ones: vitamin E and omega-3s (in fish oil). A review…

The Top 4 Supplements for Every Diet

When it comes to staying well and feeling your best, there’s no substitute for regular exercise and a wholesome, nutrient-dense diet. But few diets provide adequate amounts of every vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, healthy fat, and other vital nutrient necessary for maintaining good health. That’s why nutritional supplements are an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Everybody is different,…