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8.23.2007

Recommended Fish Oil (Free Samples)

Fish oil is an excellent source of the Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids (EFA) which are vital for human health; any deficiency in these acids eventually leads to deterioration and death since the body cannot synthesize them on its own- they must be consumed in the diet. Udo's book is an excellent reference for the gory details behind fats and their importance, I highly recommend it.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 (n-6) fatty acids constitute the two families of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). EFAs are considered "essential" because they are needed throughout the human life cycle, cannot be produced in the human body, and therefore must be provided through the diet. EFAs aid in the maintenance of cell membrane fluidity and stability, development and function of brain and nerve tissue, oxygen transfer and energy production, immune functions, and conversion into compounds involved in all body functions including local hormones governing inflammatory responses.

Metabolic Pathways of Essential Fatty Acids

As for fish oil and DHA, you should be very cautious when choosing a brand since the EFA's are extremely delicate molecules which are easily destroyed by heat, light, and exposure. Freshness is imperative for the oil to not become rancid and thus toxic to the body, and the following brands provide what I have researched and tested (we use) to satisfy the requirements of freshness, quality, and sustainability:

Coromega
Coromega is a natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids from pharmaceutical grade fish oil. All impurities have been removed through a series of sophisticated processes, including molecular distillation, to provide a pure and concentrated source of Omega-3. Coromega is a proprietary emulsified form of Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, protected and stabilized with vitamins C and E. Natural orange flavor. Naturally colored.

Coromega Orange Flavor, 90 count - $22.50

or try a Free Sample !

Nordic Naturals
Nordic Naturals was ranked #1 out of the top 10 fish oil brands in Norway for highest concentration, freshness, and purity. This award is an honor since the products in Norway are monitored by the Norwegian Medicinal Standard, which have the most stringent requirements in the world.

Free Sample

8 comments:

  1. Love the site and I will be getting the free sample. My son has Autism and I was looking for recipes for him, but couldn't find any yet...

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  2. Thanks. FYI the nordic naturals link isn't working. Nor does coromega. IFOS's website is a good place to look for high quality fish oils - rancidness (oxidation) is also one of their measures of quality.

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  3. what's up, sista!
    Mike and I made the banana pancakes and they were incredible! Thanks for the yummy idea!
    love you,
    S

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  4. thanks for your info, it's useful. DHA and ARA are very useful for our children to development their brain

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  5. Holly smokes the Metabolic Pathways of Essential Fatty Acids chart is a great resource if one is researching fish oils! Thanks for posting it.

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  6. Heeyy, Thank you for the information. This is what im looking for.

    I Was planning on giving my son an OMEGA-3 from fatty acid. This article is enlight me.

    Thank yo :)

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  7. That's a really helpful chart. I had heard before that GLA might lead to pro-inflammatory Series 2 prostaglandins. Your chart confirms it. It's too bad, because GLA otherwise is great. But it just shows why fish oil is superior to other Omega EFA oils. Nordic Naturals, like you recommended, is really a first rate fish oil. I've been taking a lot of Barleans Flax, not only because it's cheaper than fish oil, but it's unrefined and kept refrigerated, making it super fresh.

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  8. Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing

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