“Safe vs. Rancid Fish Oils…
Do you know which one yours is?”*
According to research from the Okinawa Diet, men in Okinawa consume 8 times the amount of Antioxidants than men in America, and consume more Omega-3 fatty acids from wild caught fish!
These are the are two things you MUST have in your diet if you want to age slower, look younger, feel better and be your best.* Those two things are Omega-3 fats and Antioxidants.*
The type of anti-oxidants and omega-3 fats you consume are very important. You can’t just buy typical omega-3 fat (fish oil / krill oil / flax oil) or antioxidant supplements. In fact, if you do buy regular fish oil you may be doing yourself more harm than good, because as I explained in the video, they’re typically rancid!*(more on that later).
Here I’m going to tell you the secrets most people don’t know when it comes to Omega-3 and Antioxidant supplements.
Medical research has proven that Omega-3 fats (EPA/DHA) found in fish are critical for human health. Most American’s consume way too many Omega-6 fats (found in corn, soy, peanut, sunflower and other oils) and not nearly enough Omega-3 fats (fish, algae, flax, grass-fed livestock).
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Greenland Eskimos have 85% less heart disease than those in the U.S and one of the significant difference is in their diet. They consume high levels of Omega-3 fats with a 1:1 ratio.
I believe the ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats is a 1:1 ratio, and most experts estimate the typical American diet is a 30:1 ratio!*
This imbalanced Omega-3 ratio can cause severe inflammation.* Many health problems today including heart disease, digestive disorders, allergies, and joint pain are caused by inflammation.*
Supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to help support you in:
- Heart health*
- Blood sugar*
- Slowing signs of aging*
- Cholesterol levels*
- Improved mood and well-being*
- Focus, memory, and learning*
- Joint comfort*
- Boost immune system*
- Healthy skin*
So, if you are wanting to balance inflammation and radically improve your health in all areas make sure you are getting your Omega-3 fats!
Now that you know the importance of consuming Omega-3 fats you may be wondering what the best sources are. Here are my top 4 food sources to get Omega-3’s (EPA/DHA) and also my top 4 food sources to NOT get your Omega-3’s from.
- Wild Caught Pacific Salmon
- 100% Grass-fed or Green-fed beef, bison. lamb, or venison
- 100% Pastured Dairy
- High Quality Fish Oil w/ antioxidants
Unfortunately, the best natural dietary sources of Omega 3s – cold water fish – are frequently contaminated with mercury and pesticide residues, making it very difficult to safely achieve recommended levels.
Therefore, supplementing your diet with pure anti-oxidant rich fish oil has proven one of the best ways to get your Omega 3s.
- Farm Raised Fish and Atlantic Salmon
- Conventional Meat and Dairy
- Regular Fish Oil (90+% is rancid and contains NO anti-oxidants)
- Krill Oil
My estimate is that close to 90% of fish oils on the market today may contain mercury and pesticide residues plus hydrogenated oils.* Of course, this is my opinion based on my own research from visiting different manufacturing plants, interviewing companies and studying the research and the listed ingredients of typical fish oils. I would stay away from ALL fish oils that do not have Antioxidants like astaxanthin which help stabilize the oil from going rancid. I look for astaxanthin as part of any high quality fish oil supplement.*
The problem with using Flax, Chia, or any other nut/seed oils as your primary Omega-3 supplement is that they don’t convert to the form of fat your body needs, which is EPA and DHA. Nuts and seeds have a type of omega-3 called ALA and are great to consume, but for all the benefits mentioned above they are not the same as marine oils.
I DON’T consume Krill Oil. Why? The main reason is Krill is a shellfish similar to shrimp and are bottom feeders. For anyone who wants to follow KOSHER or Levitical principles of eating they will want to stay away from shellfish like Krill for similar reasons of not consuming pork.
Astaxanthin is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants available, and has shown benefits, anti-aging being a primary benefit.*
Astaxanthin is an Antioxidant in the carotenoid family that gives Salmon it’s red-orange color. Research published in The Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism suggests Astaxanthin can help reduce oxidative stress, inflammation, and enhance the immune system!*
According to several studies, when it comes to singlet oxygen quenching or eliminating free radicals astaxanthin can be as much as:
- 550 times stronger than vitamin E*
- 800 times more powerful than CoQ10*
- 6000 times more potent than vitamin C*
Astaxanthin was even found to be more than 500 times more powerful than catechins found in green tea!*
Here’s a quick summary of all the ways you may potentially benefit from astaxanthin:
- Reduce wrinkles and age spots*
- Improves vision*
- Supports joint health*
- Reduce signs of aging*
- Improves endurance and exercise recovery*
- Support immune system*
- Improves skin and reduce sun damage*
By now, you may be wondering what the best sources are to get all the benefits of Omega-3 fats and astaxanthin. Two places: Wild-caught pacific salmon and a quality fish oil supplement.
I typically consume salmon 2x a week and on days I don’t consume Wild caught salmon, I always take a fish oil/astaxanthin supplement.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.