Omega-3 supplements are often touted as miracle cures.
An all-in-one supplement for healthy joints, brain health and reversing the effects of aging.
And while it’s true that Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for our bodies to function at their best…
Did you know that a lot of fish oil supplements are not just useless… but even TOXIC?
Because many cheaply made fish oil supplements come from low quality sources. This means they can be contaminated with heavy metals and toxins.
And contaminated fish oil has been linked to a long list of health problems. This includes:
Mercury poisoning: Mercury from fish oil can build up in the body. Over time this can cause a range of symptoms, such as fatigue, memory problems, and muscle weakness.
Arsenic toxicity: Some fish used to make fish oil supplements can contain arsenic. And arsenic is a toxin that can cause skin rashes and breathing difficulties.
PCBs: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are chemicals sometimes found in contaminated fish oil. PCBs can also cause skin rashes, liver problems, and impact brain function.
For this reason, you want to ensure your omega-3s come from a high purity, “clean” source
There are lots of natural sources that can supply the omega-3 fatty acids your body needs.
Eating fatty fish once a week, such as salmon, sardines, or tuna, is the most obvious way of topping up on Omega 3s.
Or you can add flaxseeds, chia seeds, and walnuts to your daily diet. These foods are also rich in omega 3s. And they’ll help to keep your joints healthy, to manage inflammation, and support your all round health.