There’s one super-nutrient that I believe every single person should take…
Because this nutrient soothes inflammation, reverses the skin-damaging effects of photoaging, and restores healthy skin from within…
This wonderful nutrient is none other than omega-3 fatty acids.
You may have heard the term “omegas” tossed around before, but you may not have heard or realize why they’re so important for your health.
Which is why in this health bulletin, I’m digging into the biggest health benefits of omega-3s, how you can use them effectively, as well as a few red flags to watch out for when shopping for omega-3s.
First, here are a few potent benefits of consistent omega-3 use:
- Reverses photoaging, which is the leading cause of wrinkles, dark spots, and aging skin. The harsh UV rays that we’re exposed to everyday quickly age our skin, but omega-3s can defend our cells against UV damage, while reversing existing damage.
- Restores hydration from within, eliminating dry, flaky, and patchy skin. Winter is upon (most of) us, and the cold weather will quickly dry out your skin… But omega-3s can help restore adequate moisture levels.
- Repairs your body’s collagen matrix, restoring firm, baby-soft skin (and potentially making your friends and family question whether you’ve had “work” done). Collagen breakdown is the leading cause of wrinkles, and omega-3s can repair and replenish damaged collagen.
Safe to say, consistently supplying your body with omega-3s will have you looking and feeling like a brand-new person in no time.
While omega-3s can be found in select high-fat foods such as wild-caught fish, avocados, and walnuts… The easiest way of ensuring you get enough omegas in your diet is through using a high–potency fish oil supplement.
Reason being… Natural foods simply don’t provide enough of these omega-3s to trigger their effects, unless you’re eating fresh salmon every single day.
However, before you go out and buy the first fish oil supplement you see at the drugstore, there are a few important things you need to know:
First, the recommended dose is a combined 1.1 grams of DHA and EPA, which are the two major omega-3 fatty acids.
To be clear: That is NOT 1.1 grams of fish oil. To ensure your dosing correctly, you need to look at the DHA and EPA breakdown to see how much of each you’re getting.
Many drugstore supplements are underdosed to save on costs… So you may need 6-8 capsules to reach the recommended 1.1 grams of DHA and EPA.
If the omega supplement you’re considering doesn’t contain at least 1.1 grams of combined DHA and EPA in a single serving, that’s a huge red flag.
The bottle may say that you’ll get 30 days worth, but if the product is underdosed, you may find yourself running out in only a week or two…
Or using a product that’s too under-dosed to ever be effective.
You also need to be careful with which brand you use, as many drugstore omega supplements are made from cheap, contaminated fish oil sources.
Look for a brand that clearly states where they source their products from… If they won’t tell you, they probably don’t want you to know (or don’t know themselves—neither of which are good).
Sadly, many common brands you see at your local health store are fully of mercury and environmental pollution, and severely underdosed.
To sum things up, only use omega supplements that clearly state where their fish oil comes from, and provide at least 1.1 grams of EPA and DHA (combined) in a single serving.
Once you find a brand you trust, be sure to take your capsules every day, then sit back and wait! You’ll be feeling and looking years younger in no time.