May 26, 2011

Fish Oil? Sounds yummy right?

I don’t know about you guys but fish oil sounds like it is something that should be in a recipe for witches brew right next to eye of newt and pickled dragon’s liver, not in a supplement regimen.  Flax seed oil, maybe but fish oil sounds weird to me. We are talking about Omega-3 fatty acids. Why do I take em’?  I deal with insulin resistance which is a precursor to diabetes and I found the following article about Omega-3.

“People with diabetes often have high triglyceride and low HDL levels. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help lower triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes), and raise HDL, so eating foods or taking fish oil supplements may help people with diabetes.” – University of Maryland Medical Center
This is only one of many reasons I take fish oil and flax seed oil. One thing to note is that, according to the fish oil label, this supplement can cause your body to reduce the absorption of other medications if taken at the same time. For this reason, I take my fish oil and flax seed oil before bead. Another note, get the gel caps. If I had to choke down fish oil in raw form, it isn’t something I would probably hang on to for very long in my regimen. (eeewww)

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  1. I take fish oil too, everyday but its not so bad for me because I take it in capsule form so I don't taste it :)

  2. I didn't know that it can prevent the absorption of other meds when you take them at the same time! I'll keep that in mind thanks!

  3. I take a fish oil supplement (4 capsules) daily too and I can taste it on my breath. . . which makes for good motivation to drink more water. Lemon and grapefruit essential oil, added to my water, help wash the fishy flavor out of my mouth.

  4. Something I learned on one of those doctor shows is to make sure the label says that impurities like PCB's, dioxins and furans have been removed.

  5. You can actually buy "burpless" fish oil now. Have you ever burped it up? OMG----Gross. TMI, I know---but it's true. :)

    Sarah @Thinfluenced