Why you should supplement with Omega 3’s

One of the most talked about nutritional components out there for the last few years is Omega 3 Fatty Acids.  They have really only been on the radar of science for about twenty five years although they have been known about much longer than that.

The reason that they are so talked about, is they are one of the few supplements that has not come under fire for all the bad they do to while offering just a few benefits.  The reality is just the opposite.  It is difficult to find any negative information about them, while the benefits are abundant.

Omega 3’s come from several sources but the most well-known are fatty fish like Salmon and Tuna, Eggs and grains like Flax and Hempseed.

There are several reasons that I include Omega 3’s in my nutritional plan.  The original reason was during my first pregnancy, I like any other ‘Mom to Be’, picked up books on how to best care for my growing baby.  Omega 3’s were touted as being excellent for the development of the brain and spine of Jr.  The human brain is about 60% fat (remember calling someone a fat head – not all that wrong were ‘ya) and around half of that is DHA Omega 3’s, so it stands to reason that the best way to feed the brain is with its most common element.

But the benefits don’t just stop there:

1. Pain Relief

2. Anti-Inflamatory

3. Higher Intelligence

4. Better Brain Function

5. Mood Elevator

6. Anti-depressant

7. Better Cardio Vascular Function

8. Cardio Vascular Disease Fighter

9.Immune System Strength

10. Fat Burner

11. Metabolism Booster

I think that right there is a pretty good list.

I recommend that you try to get as much of your nutrition from foods, so here is a list of things you should be eating, but sometimes for some people supplements are the way to go.  Always get the best quality that you can.

Tuna, Salmon, Cod, Grouper, Snapper, Flaxseed, Butternuts, Hempseed, Walnuts, Pecans, Hazel Nuts, Grass fed animals.



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  1. My very bright vegetarian eats a lot of fish (it was the deal I struck with her when she decided she wouldn’t eat meat at 11). Those Omega 3’s have made her so smart she now questions whether she could be adversely affected by the mercury levels her body is absorbing from all the fish I make her eat. Carrie, is this another call for moderation and to take Omega 3’s from different sources (i.e. less fresh water fish, more ocean catch, include seeds and grass-fed meat)?

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