How do you know if you need fish oils? If you suffer from painful or inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, have
cardiovascular disease, dry skin or perhaps you find that your brain is less sharp – these may be signs that you have an
increased requirement for fish oils. However, the truth is, that almost everyone can benefit from taking fish oils on a
regularbasis. Fish oil is a source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. These good fats are vital for the human body to
function well. Each and every cell in the body needs these healthy fats to function at its best.
Fish Oil for Life
Fish oil is important for us at all different stages of life – during childhood, adulthood and even into old age. Fish oils
rich in essential fatty acids are important to enhance general health, as well as supporting cardiovascular and
metabolic health, promoting healthy brain development and cognition, reducing inflammation and supporting healthy
mood. Just like the cars we drive, our body also needs to be a well-oiled machine for it to function optimally.
Fish for Thought
A high quality fish oil supplement is the ideal source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. However, not all fish oils will
provide the same benefits. The active constituents in fish oil,known as EPA and DHA, are used in varying therapeutic
amounts for different health concerns. Practioners have a range of fish oils with varying concentrations of EPA and
DHAto help with particular health conditions. For example, a fish oil containing 1 g of DHA with 209 mg EPA is the
ideal ratio to support normal healthy brain development and function; whereas fish oil with 1.9 g of EPA and 930 mg of
DHA may assist in relieving the pain and inflammation of arthritis and help maintain cardiovascular health.
Kids Need Fish Too
Kids can be fussy when it comes to eating fish, but why deprive them of the benefits of a good quality fish oil that helps
to support brain development, cognition and learning? Research has shown that 1 g of DHA per day can be a great
investment in your child’s education, behaviour and general health. Give your children the best start in life with the
benefits of fish oil.
Purity Is Paramount
When taking a fish oil, it is important to ascertain whether it is of a high quality and purity for optimal health benefits.
Large fish can contain environmental pollutants, such as heavy metals and pesticides, which may accumulate in the
body from repeated ingestion and may contribute to health complaints. The fish oils prescribed by Practioners
minimise contamination by using only small pelagic fish. Being small in size, these fish do not accumulate the same
levels of environmental toxins that the much larger fish tend to store over their lifespan.
Practitioner recommended fish oils undergo a process called molecular distillation to remove impurities, pesticides
and insecticides so that the purity of the fish oils exceed the Australian standards. This ensures you are provided with a
high quality and pure fish oil that will contribute to your health and wellness.
Quality Is Never an Accident
Like all other oils, fish oils can become oxidised or rancid when exposed to heat, air or light. Oxidised fish oils not
only taste and smell bad, but also have limited health benefits and in some cases, can even be harmful. Fish
oils recommended by Practioners are manufactured using nitrogen flushing to produce formulas that are fresh
and protected from oxidation. Ansidine and peroxide are indicators of the level of oxidation of the fish oil, or how
fresh it is. Ensure the fish oil you are taking is fresh and pure by choosing a fish oil of the highest quality with the lowest
ansidine and peroxide values.
Sustainable fishing is an important aspect to consider in our modern world. Practioner only fish oils are
certified by Friends of the Sea, an independent organisation that tests and certifies products made with ingredients
sourced using sustainable fishing practices that minimise environmental impact. These fish oils also use small fish,
primarily anchovies and sardines which are sourced from oceans near South America and Africa using eco fishing and
sustainable practices. This means you can receive not only a purer fish oil, but also protect our planet.
Become Friends with Fish Oil
There are many benefits that a high quality and highly concentrated fish oil supplement can bring to the health and
wellness of you and your family. Concentrated fish oil formulas can be easier to take, more affordable and provide
great therapeutic effects. Each fish oil product Practioners prescribes is high strength and contains the correct dose of
omega-3 needed to provide you with the most therapeutic result possible and value for money.At Melbourne
Naturopathy we can recommend the most appropriate supplement for you, to ensure you are provided with a high
quality, therapeutic and pure fish oil to suit your individual needs. So why don’t you call us today.