Does your oil contain Omega 6 ?
You don’t need any more. Your Omega fish oil supplement should not contain any Omega 6.
Om6 is pro-inflammatory (promotes it) & it is highly likely you already have enough of it in your blood.
Main sources of Om6 are :
- durum wheat
- whole-grain breads
- vegetable oils (present in most processed foods)
- flax/linseed oil
- rapeseed or canola oil
- soybean oil
- corn oil
NOTE: Do not ingest any more Omega 6
2. Should it contain more EPA or DHA ?
Both EPA & DHA are amazingly good for you. Studies in fact show that DHA has even more health benefits than EPA.
Particularly for your brain & eyes.
NOTE: You want a supplement higher in DHA to EPA.
3. Capsules or Liquid?
You want your oil to be in a liquid form. Why? One reason is it will be purer & gone through less handling.
The second reason is that in the heating of the capsules in order to seal them a portion of the DHA is lost to the heat. The more heat process the oil is put through the less fresh it will be.
As mentioned you want as much DHA to remain as possible.
NOTE: Make sure your oil is in liquid form
4. How pure is your oil ?
All oils in the UK must pass stringent tests to be fit for human consumption. The industry standard in Scandinavia (where the best fish comes from) is the TOTOX Value.
Totox stands for total oxidation & assures that the oil is pure & fresh. Basically how many toxins are in the oil & how quickly is it ageing.
Clearly you want the purest oil with as little toxins present as possible & you want it to be fresh.
TIP: The more fishy smelling an oil becomes the less fresh it is.
In the Uk all oils must score 10 or below on the Totox Value. This should be public information but not all companies release this information easily. (I wonder why?)
The lower the score on the Totox the cleaner, purer & fresher the oil.
It is fit for human consumption if you see on the shelves in the Uk but the closer to 10 on the Totox score the less pure it is.
I think of it like this: a drop of arsenic each day wont kill me but it certainly isn’t doing me any good. Combine that with all the other toxins coming in & over the years of accumulation it could become a problem…. The purer the better.
NOTE: Only use the lowest scoring oil from the Totox Test. If a company wont tell you that information DON’T TAKE THEIR OIL.
5. How much should a quality oil cost ?
For a decent oil expect to invest £30-£40 per bottle.
This is one area where a little extra is worth it. You could choose to save a pound or two per month but be wasting your money if its optimal health, vitality & wellness you are in search of.
There are some excellent oils out there for around £1 per day – what is your health & happiness worth to you ?
NOTE: £1 per day could save you many aches, pains & potential risk to diseases especially as you age.
6. How do I know I need it & how much should I take ?
Most people take Omega supplements blind: They don’t know their Omega status & don’t know if the product is doing them more harm than good AND if the product is doing anything at all !
There are some extremely simple ways to test your Omega status these days & combine that with the other facts above you will know exactly how much you need & for how long.
NOTE: Get the simple cost effective test & correct your Omega levels asap. Your health, energy & performance could depend on it.
If you were to prioritise your budget to ‘which supplement will give me the most bang for my buck?’ then TWO jump out & every health care practitioner will tell you the same:
- Multi vitamin
- Omega supplement
I’ll leave you with this simple decision to make…
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