Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fish and Flax Oils

This is my kids favorite part of our morning routine!  I know you think I'm kidding, but I'm not! 

We use Barlean's fish oil and flax oil everyday and it is truly the highlight of their morning.  They beg for more because these taste so wonderful!  You can find them at your local health food store usually.  They come in lots of different flavors that all taste delicious.  They are sugar-free and are naturally sweetened!  You should defnitely try them!  Let me tell you why....

We need Omega 3's because they support:
Cardiovascular health
Healthy cholesterol balance
Joint mobility and bone density
Memory & cognitive function
Healthy blood sugar
Healthy mood
Immune health
Eye health
Energy & endurance
Hormonal health
Skin, hair & nail health

Andrew Larson, M.D. & Ivy Larson, ACSM, said "Doctors agree the health benefits associated with Omega-3 essential fat intake are too numerous to count.  Despite those benefits the "fish taste" factor has proven to be our number one problem with patient and client compliance.  Thanks to Omega Swirl those days are gone forever.  Omega Swirl is a genious combination of taste and nutrition your entire family is guaranteed to love."

The american diet is lacking in Omega 3's.  We seem to get a lot of 6's and 9's, but not enough of the 3's, so this is a great way to ensure a good balance.  It has been hard in the past because our kids couldn't take a large capsule, and I hated taking the capsules because they seemed to make me burp fish all day :( yuck!

So, why Barleans Swirls over other types? With the swirls, everyone can take a spoonful and you are getting instant nutrition.  In a clinical study conducted by The Centre for Nutritional Studies, Barleans Omega Swirls were found to be 900% more bio-available than standard fish oil, with the total percentage of oil that reached the blood stream 9 times greater with Omega Swirls than with the same dose and type of fish oil.  Because of their proprietary Swirl technology significantly reduces the size of the fish and flax oil molecules, it allows the oil to more efficiently pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream.  Theoretically, it could take up to 20 standard fish oil gelcaps to equal the amount of Omega-3 from just a two tsp. dose of Omega Swirl!  Amazing!

If you can't afford to take them everyday, at least take the fish oil.  Your cells and your body will thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness I just bought some of this stuff and hadn't decided what to do with it! (Was thinking smoothies but now I think I'll make it even simpler and just dose it out...) Thanks for the post!!!! Found you because Ron posted your blog on FB! LOL (Ron's sister...)