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Back Pain and Pregnancy: 6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Fish Oils

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Fish Oils

  1. Take with meals or immediately after meals 
    Food triggers the release of enzymes (to digest the food) which will also work to break down the fish oil so they can be absorbed by the body. (An added bonus: You are less likely to have fishy burps!)
  2. Take your fish oils with a fatty meal.
    The fats in a meal will trigger the release of bile and fat-specific enzymes (called lipases).  The bile breaks apart the globules of fat (like dish soap does to grease) and allows the enzymes to break down the fat molecules.  Since fish oil is also fat, the process works on it as well.
  3. Don’t take fish oils when eating oatmeal.
    The fiber in the oatmeal absorbs the oil so it's not available for your body.
  4. Take a high quality fish oil.
    Take one that has been quality tested for low levels of mercury, lead, and arsenic, and have at least 60% omega-3 fatty acids. Better brands will always tell you fish species and location and are molecularly distilled to remove heavy metal toxins.

    I recommend  Nordic Naturals, Zone Labs Omega Fish Oil,and Carlson Lab Fish Oils. My family uses Nordic Naturals. It has a lemon or strawberry flavor that makes it palatable to the kids, and if you have an odd burp here or there, it tastes good. Nordic Naturals is also the official omega-3 of the American Pregnancy Association.
  5. Don’t skimp on your fish oil
    You should be consistently taking fish oil every day at a minimum dosage. Research states that pregnant women should be consuming a minimum of 300 mg of DHA a day (not total Omega-3s, which will be a higher amount).
  6. Don’t think that the added DHA in your prenatal vitamin will cover you!
    he DHA in prenatal vitamins has been broken down from its natural triglyceride form in order to be incorporated into a solid multivitamin. DHA in that form is not as bioavailable as it is in fish oils. As new research finds, you must take EPA with the DHA for it to work properly Link for more info

    For more technical and indepth information visit my latest article here

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Blogger BH2 Austin said...

Thanks for the great tips! I had no idea about the oatmeal! Great blog, will check back.

October 11, 2011 at 11:12 AM  

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