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Nordic Naturals Omega 3

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The main source of Omega 3 rich foods are fish, but most fish is tainted by Mercury and other toxins. A good-quality fish oil, such as Nordic Naturals can provide omega 3 fatty acids, untainted by mercury and other dangerous toxins. Omega 3 fish oil is considered to be the miracle oil of this century. The benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids cannot be overstressed. The modern diet is severely lacking adequate amounts of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 has several potential health benefits. It is heart healthy and studies show that good quality omega 3 fish oil will help to control cholesterol levels, optimize blood pressure and thereby prevent heart disease. Omega 3 fatty acids are also recommended for inflammation, immune function, cancer, during pregnancy and nursing, healthy skin and hair, weight management, sports performance, autism, circulation, triglyceride levels, depression, eyes, back, neck and joints, brain function and stress management.

Fish oil itself is not known to assist with fructose malabsorption directly, although it is suspected to assist with irritable bowel syndrome. If you have IBS, you may need more omega-3 fatty acids in your diet such as those that come from fish oil. Quite paradoxically however, supplementing with fish oil can cause side effects in your digestive system that are very similar to IBS such as flatulence, belching, bloating, heartburn, diarrhea and abdominal pain. These side effects are most likely dose-dependent. If you experience these side effects while taking fish oil simply take less of the supplement. It is also advised to take fish oil with meals to minimize digestive side effects. Start with a small dose and gradually increase to a larger dose. This will also lesson the chance of digestive side effects.

*Increased intake of omega 3 fatty acids may raise resting blood sugar in diabetics and reduce blood clotting. Diabetics and those taking a blood thinner should only take omega 3 supplements under the supervision of a doctor.

*Consult with your pediatrician before supplementing with fish oil while pregnant or nursing.

*Always choose fish oil supplements from reputable manufacturers. Check the box and label to ensure that the oil has been purified and evaluated for toxins. Nordic Naturals is reputable and the fish oil has been purified and evaluated for toxins.

Nordic Naturals Mission Statement
At Nordic Naturals we believe that omega oils are essential to life. By correcting the global
omega-3 deficiency, we give each generation what they need to grow healthy and strong.
Through science and innovation, we are committed to delivering the world's safest,
most effective omega oils.

Nordic Naturals is an over achiever in the supplement industry. There are so many exceptional highlights about this company that I did not know where to begin. The company pride is overwhelming and you can see the individual pride that the employees all have to be a part of something as pure as the Nordic Naturals product line. I myself felt this pride and was more than honored to review such a well established and reputable source of Omega 3 fish oil and other top shelf supplements. Nordic Naturals even has your pets covered. Nordic Naturals has built a direct relationship with the fisherman in order to maintain the highest standards possible. Trusted as the fish oil experts, Nordic Naturals fish oil is Gold Standard and award winning. Nordic Naturals was born in Arctic Norway, where founder Joar Opheim grew up. Trusted by medical professionals, health researchers, and consumers alike, Nordic Naturals fish oil consistently receive the highest industry recognition. Every batch of Nordic Naturals is third party tested to verify its industry leading purity and freshness. Nordic Naturals states that they have never found another fish oil to match there test results and the proof is in the certificate of analysis. You can always request a certificate of analysis from Nordic Naturals if you desire to do so to back up these claims.

Pro's

Great taste
Largest selection of omega 3s's in a variety of flavors, concentrations, and delivery forms
Samples available upon request. Visit the Nordic Naturals website and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Award winning
Exceptional freshness levels
Environmentally responsible company
Natural triglyceride form ensures optimal freshness and absorption
Over 30 clinical studies-14 published in peer reviewed journals
Proven purity (Request a certificate of analysis)
Trusted by medical professionals, health researchers, and consumers worldwide
Set the standard for omega 3 excellence
Oxygen-free and hexane-free processing maintains integrity of delicate oils

Con's

Be sure not to take too much, especially at first to prevent possible digestion upsets from the oil itself. Fish oil sometimes negatively impacts your digestive system by causing gas or diarrhea, particularly if you take too much at once or consume it between, rather than with, meals.

Be sure to check with your doctor if necessary. Increased intake of omega 3 fatty acids may raise resting blood sugar in diabetics and reduce blood clotting. Diabetics and those taking a blood thinner should only take omega 3 supplements under the supervision of a doctor.

Consult with your pediatrician before supplementing with fish oil while nursing or while pregnant.

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