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Get Your Omega-3 Fats with Plant-Sourced DHA, Not Fish Oil

You’ve heard the hype about omega-3 fatty acids, except most of what you’ve heard is quite controversial and not recommended here at Long Natural Health. Let’s set the story straight.

Why DHA?

You do want to be certain you and your family a healthy amount of omega-3s in your diet. Here’s why:

  • Omega-3s have been found to alter and boost brain function
  • Support the nervous system and reduce inflammation in the nerves
  • Provide support to the cardiovascular system by keeping arteries clear
  • Slow the aging process by acting as an anti-oxidant

According to Naturopathic Doctor, Cathy Wong, DHA has also been described as natural remedy for a large range of health concerns, including:

  • allergies
  • asthma
  • attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
  • dementia
  • depression
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • psoriasis
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • type 2 diabetes
  • ulcerative colitis
  • cancer prevention
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

The Controversy

Omega-3s have proven to be controversial when it comes to how people choose to consume or supplement this essential fatty acid. Unfortunately, it is not wise to consume fish oil supplements due to toxic mercury and other contaminants found in most fish today. Furthermore, according to Dr. Wong, “Although DHA is generally considered safe, taking DHA in the form of fish oil is known to cause a number of side effects, including bad breath, heartburn, and nausea. What’s more, there’s some concern that fish oil might reduce immune system activity and weaken the body’s defense against infection. In addition, taking fish oil in combination with certain medications (such as blood pressure drugs) may produce harmful effects in some cases. Therefore, it’s important to consult your physician before combining fish oil with medications.”

Premier Research Labs DHA

Premier Research Labs DHA

If you’d like to learn more about supplementing with DHA, check out Premier DHA in the Long Natural Health store. Premier plant-sourced DHA is derived from non-GMO micro-algae, making it a safe and healthy option for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans.

 

LNH Team

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