Sunday, April 1, 2012

What Kind Of Omega 3 Supplement Are You Taking?

Did you know that fish oil producers are threatening species that are vital to the health of our oceans?  That’s right the increasing demand for fish oils can be the cause of the killing off of the very fish that clean our ocean waters.

What makes matters worse is that it is all for nothing!  Calamarine Oil is NOT fish oil but contains the essential omega 3 fatty acids: EPA and DHA we need.  Calamarine oil is derived from several species of deep water squid.  Squid has a short lifespan and they spawn in large numbers allowing for them to multiply quickly.  In addition to having a large supply of squid…these squid are already being caught!  This is the same squid served in restaurants as Calamari.  Therefore, those Omega 3 capsules that are from Calamarine oils…are from the squid that were already being caught for Calamari.  By using Calamarine oils we are not disturbing our ecosystem.
Now that you know where Calamarine oil is from and that it maintains our current ecosystem; how can this help YOUR health and the health of our patients?   Fish Oils and Calamarine oils contain 2 of  the healthiest Omega 3 fatty acids:  EPA and DHA.   Your body needs both; but, the health benefits of each differ.
  • DHA is better for your blood pressure
  • DHA is better for your vision
  • DHA is better for macular degeneration
  • DHA is better for Alzheimer’s dementia
  • DHA is better for brain health
  • DHA is better for maternal-childhood development
  • DHA is better for CV prevention
Additionally, DHA is good for one’s general health and for reducing inflammation in the body and for reducing one’s triglycerides. 
And guess what?  Calamarine oil is highest in DHA!
So when you are looking to take Omega 3 fatty acids or recommending them to your patients…recommend them in the form of Calamarine oil!  I take CardioTabs Extra StrengthOmega 3 Oils.  In 2 capsules I get 1200 mg of the DHA + EPA combined (800 mg of which is DHA!) and 600 IU of Vitamin D3.
Help save our oceans and give yourself and your patients a high quality supplement.


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