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Why Vitamin D Is Important For Women

27 Oct

I’m often asked which nutrients and supplements are most important for women, and so today I want to discuss one of those with you – Vitamin D.

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What Is The Best Source of Omega 3? Fish oils, Plant or Krill?

5 Oct

What is the best source of Omega-3?

What Are Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids?

Omega 3’s are found in all animals, including seafood.  They are named ‘essential’ because the body cannot manufacture them and they are necessary for good health – this means they must be provided through diet or supplementation.

There are 3 commercial sources of Omega 3’s:

  • Fish oil
  • Plant (flax seed, etc)
  • Krill oil

Fish oil is the most popular source of Omega 3, and plant sources are generally chosen by vegetarians or vegans as well as people who may have concerns about the toxicity of other sources.

It is worth noting that Omega 3’s in the form that your body requires (EPA/DHA) is only found in animals, including seafood – not in plant sources.  Plant sources provide Omega 3 in the form of ALA, which has to be converted into EPA/DHA by the body.  While this can be done, it requires energy and nutrients, so is not ideal.

By the way, if you only want to consider plant sources of Omega 3 for your own reasons, I’d suggest you take a look at sacha inchi oil which seems to be a better option than flax seed oil due to the lingans that that contains and which can interfere with hormone balance.

Krill oil is a recent addition to the options of Omega 3 sources.  Krill is a small, shrimp-like crustacean that feeds on phytoplankton before being eaten by whales, fish, penguins and even squid.  Krill oil marketers claim that it is a superior product because the fatty acid is attached to a phospholipid, while fish oil fatty acids are attached to a triglyceride – this is supposedly a benefit because it means that the fatty acid can reach the intestines more rapidly.

However, Omega 3 products are required to support a wide range of body systems over a sustained period, and so at this time there is no evidence to validate that the speed of entry makes any difference to the health benefits already documented as being achieved through supplementing a fish oil supplement.

The majority of research demonstrating a long list of health benefits is based on EPA/DHA Omega 3’s obtained from fish oil supplements in the triglyceride form, and so this is my recommended source of Omega 3.  You can order my recommended and personally used Omega 3 supplement at a great discount – and with a 100% money back guarantee – here.

How To Choose A Good Quality Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement

21 Sep

Learn how to choose a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement in this video.  Enjoy!

To try the multivitamin I personally use and recommend, at a great discount – and with a 100% money back guarantee – click here.

Can Digestive Enzyme Supplements Help Allergies and Food Intolerances?

15 Jul

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Allergies and food intolerances are horrible conditions that affect up to 80% of the population, often while being written off as mystery symptoms or misdiagnosed.

Many people believe that their allergies and intolerances are just something they have to live with – an unfortunate, but permanent, set of health symptoms that they are forced to put up with.

However, that isn’t the case.

Both allergies and intolerances can be assisted by the use of digestive enzyme supplements.

Allergies and intolerances can be severe in people whose bodies are not producing enough digestive enzymes. This problem leads to high amounts of undigested food molecules reaching the gut wall.

Studies show that as high as 90% of people with sensitivities to man made chemicals have inadequate amounts of digestive enzymes.

How exactly this inadequacy interferes with allergies and intolerances is not exactly clear, but there is definitely a link. It may be due to the presence of undigested food increasing the chances of a localised reaction, or the undigested food itself may simply feed the bacteria in the gut, allowing it to multiply and cause problems.

Whatever the exact link, supplementing a digestive enzyme is often a very successful way of minimising allergy and intolerance symptoms.

When choosing an enzyme product, however, you need to be careful – not all brands are good-quality.

Your chosen brand must provide amylase, lipase and protease or it will not break down all food types. It should be made from natural ingredients and have a wide range of pH activity (pH 1.0 to pH 8.0 is ideal), as well as being designed to assist with gluten digestion especially.

I have spent countless hours researching health supplements so you don’t have to.

To learn which digestive enzyme supplement is best, just contact me

Vitamin D Promotes Memory & Cognitive Function

13 Jul

Vitamin D – often linked to depression – has now been found to play a role in memory and cognitive function, especially for seniors.

In a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology, it was found that just 35% of the study group had sufficient levels of Vitamin D.  The study found that insufficient and deficient levels of Vitamin D were linked with poor results in cognitive tests.

This study is worrying on two levels; firstly that low levels of Vitamin D have a connection with such important issues for seniors, and secondly that such a small percentage of seniors have adequate levels of Vitamin D.

However, it is important not to react to studies like these by supplementing individual vitamins, which should only be done under the guidance of a professional.

Instead, these studies serve as a reminder that all people should be supplementing a high-quality, 100% natural multivitamin and mineral to ensure that they are receiving the correct balance of all nutrients.

To order the only multivitamin and mineral product made from 100% natural vitamins, plant-derived minerals and standardised phytochemicals, and receive an unbeatable discount and full money-back guarantee, contact us.

How To Choose The Best Health Supplements

8 Jul

Choosing health supplements is something clients often ask me for guidance with.

More and more people are realising that supplements are an important part of supporting your body, regardless of how good your diet and health may be.

But there are so many options.  And every supplement claims to be the best.

Often, when clients are searching for the best multivitamin or antioxidant product, they end up selecting the product with the biggest marketing campaign or which has their favourite celebrity’s endorsement.

Sadly, big marketing campaigns don’t necessarily mean the product is something you should be spending money on and putting into your body.  And celebrity endorsements are meaningless unless the celebrity has truly used the product and benefited from it… in most cases they are simply paid to star in television adverts to increase sales.

So, if they aren’t good reasons to choose a supplement, what should you base your buying decision on?

My advice is to listen to the experts.  It’s a lot quicker and easier than becoming an expert yourself.

So, for instance, instead of believing the advert statistics (you know the ones – the ‘82% of people love this product’ when only 12 pre-selected people were surveyed!), check which products reputable organisations recommend and use.

The acclaimed International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) has just named a brand as their official supplement provider, and interestingly it isn’t one of the brands making ridiculous claims.

That’s the kind of endorsement you should pay attention to, and you can view that range of products here.

If you’d like to discuss the supplements you are currently using, and see whether better options are available, contact me for a free review.

Do I Really Need To Take A Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement?

31 Jan

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