Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Favorite Health Supplement

Since I don't use drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, people ask what I do use. The main product that is a top performer on my program, is Nature's Sunshine Omega 3 EPA. There is an immense amount of research, some provided below, done on the benefits and necessity of having these nutrients in our body. Studies relating to rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular, diabetes, osteoporosis, skin health, nervous system (learning, depression and brain function) and even eye health.

Nature's Sunshine adds lemon essential oil so there's increased digestibility and no burping. If you're burping your fish oils, they're not being assimilated to be of use to your body. There's the factor of how the oil is processed and that affects digestibility. If you've had your gall bladder out, you will need to add fat-digesting enzymes to digest and process fat in your diet ... or you'll be storing it away in additional weight. Hi-Lipase digests fats and is of great benefit to those without a gall bladder.

Flax seed oil contains omega 3 oils and is a less expensive source for these essential fatty acids (EFAs), but it does not come close to the benefits of the fish oils, and it can even produce more inflammation. It requires specific enzymes to break it down and convert it to use and if they're not present, it actually gets converted to the inflammatory form of eiconsanoids, rather than the anti-inflammatory that the Omega 3 fish oils provides.

Consider these research findings:

• 1,000 mg a day of a fish oil concentrate reduced the risk of sudden death from heart‐related causes by 45% - April 9, 2002 issue of Circulation

• Women who consumed a minimum of five servings of fish per week over a 16‐year period lowered their risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by more than a third, and reduced their risk of fatal heart attack by half. - April 10, 2002 issue of JAMA

• Men without heart disease were 81% less likely to experience sudden death due to fatal arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) when their blood levels of omega‐3 fatty acids were high regardless of their age, smoking habits or amount of other types of fatty acids in their blood. - April 11, 2002 New England Journal of Medicine

• Patients who ate fish and had high serum levels of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), (EPA), and (DHA) reduced their risk of all‐cause mortality in direct relation to the amounts consumed. Patients who consumed the most omega‐3 had a 55% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke, and a 51% lower risk of death from coronary artery disease. - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (July 2003).

Read About More Research on Omega-3s
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