Research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, or essential fatty acids (EFAs), can help lower triglycerides, slow the hardening of arteries, regulate heartbeat, and lessen the risk of death in people with known heart disease. It’s also possible that the omega-3 group may aid in treating depression… A few promising studies suggest that natural sources of omega-3s — especially fish oil — may help bring mood back into balance.
~Chris Woolston, M.S., Health Day
I have been researching & trying a lot of different vitamins & supplements, & have been intending to write about them here. Ta-da! I’m finally doing it. I figure fish oil was a good place to start.
A lot of research has been done into fish oil in the last couple of decades. It has been shown to be helpful for several physical issues, but the research into its use for mental health has been less certain. Some studies say it does, some say it doesn’t. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence out there to support whichever stance you prefer. The Mayo Clinic’s site rates it an A on the physical health issues, but only a C when it comes to Bipolar Disorder.
I dug up a plethora of links on the issues, including what I wrote previously on fish oil & Bipolar Disorder, so there are lots there if you want to do some digging of your own. I’ve included three research oriented links from the last year at the bottom. They are the ones I used writing this.
I’ve been taking fish, flaxseed, & borage oil capsules, a blend of omega 3, 6, & 9, for about five years. Sadly, I don’t have any thing to show if it’s worked, but I stick with it for the physical health benefits at least. I let myself run out for a bit, & just so happened to be contacted by the lovely Paul, the owner of BodyVega Nutrition, about trying a free bottle of his fish oil. Of course I said yes.
I’ve taken a variety of oil capsules over the years, & his BodyVega Fish Oil certainly went down the smoothest, had the best taste — a pleasantly mild lemon flavor, & no fish burps. After effectiveness, I’d say no fish burps ranks #1 in choosing a fish oil. If it doesn’t, it should. bleck >_< As for effectiveness, I’ll let you click the link. It has some very impressive credentials including purity, potency, & mercury-free.
Now for the free stuff. Paul has been kind enough to extend his offer to my readers. This is not a contest. Anyone who emails Paul & tells him what they like about My Year to Thrive (this blog you’re reading right now, btw) will receive a bottle. Beyond the email, he also requests you leave a review on Amazon when you’ve tried it.
So, a quick review:
- Email Paul at fish oil @ Body Vega . com (no spaces, of course)
- Tell him what you like about my blog
- Try the product
- Leave a review on Amazon
Simple, no? Now I shall leave you with the promised links. I’ve also found a vitamin I’m in love with & something to stop my hair from thinning. Woo hoo! I’ll be adding those over the next couple of days.