As you may know, SFH reps will be onsite during all regular classes TODAY, Monday, May 23rd to provide free samples and answer questions about their whey protein and fish oil products. Below is some info they’ve put together on some of the most common FAQs about fish oil and a rundown of what they offer. Enjoy!
Why supplement with fish oil?
Over the last century, the standard American diet has changed dramatically, especially in the essential balance of fat. Around the turn of the last century, people averaged a ratio of 20:1 good fat to bad. Most recently, diets have trended towards 2:1 or 3:1 with bad fats taking the top spot. This enormous turn around may be influencing the rise of obesity and diabetes. How do you change this course with omega-3s (good fats) and how much is a proper dose for your body?
The amount of omega-3 fats consumed daily should translate into 8-12 percent good fats in your cell membranes. A typical person today only has about 4 percent of this fat. Popular belief is that fish is the perfect omega-3 replacement, but studies have shown that even individuals eating fish three times a week have an omega-3 concentration in their cell membranes of about 6 percent. Increasing your fish intake may help you get more omega-3s, but it does not translate to the targeted 8-12 percent. Market price of seafood also makes this an expensive proposition.
How much fish oil do I need?
The kind of fish oil you can purchase off the shelves of the pharmacy or supplement store is not likely to be strong enough to make a difference in your omega-3 intake. Most brands will only have 300-800mg of EPA/DHA. It’s essential to read labels carefully since many companies will advertise the “total fish body oils” or total omega 3’s in large print. The total number is irrelevant for several reasons, so concentrate on the total EPA and DHA for a true comparison.
SFH’s fish oil is highly concentrated, giving you large enough amounts of omega-3s to improve your dietary fat ratios in fourteen to thirty days. The concentration of 3200mg of EPA/DHA is intended to overcome even unhealthy lifestyles’ lack of healthy fats. Combine a practical and health conscious approach to your nutrition with SFH fish oil for optimum results. SFH fortifies the fish oil with 1,000 IU of vitamin D3, plus it’s mercury-free, sugar-free and gluten-free. Great strides are taking in the manufacturing process to produce this pharmaceutical grade supplement.
Where do I start?
This vital nutrient is non-toxic and will not cause illness or instigate any negative side effects. The only time it is necessary for you to talk with your physician before taking fish oil is if you have blood disorders or are on blood clot medicines like warfarin. If this is the case for you, consult your doctor before taking this supplement. The high concentration of omega-3s in SFH ‘s fish oil supplements may increase anyone’s healthy fat levels, no matter the quality of their diet or their level of exercise.
If you’re looking for an in-depth analysis of your specific omega 3 needs, SFH offers an assay index kit. You simply prick your finger and place a drop of blood on a piece of paper. Then, send the sample to the lab for testing and the results are mailed to you within two weeks.
It is widely accepted among nutritionists that FDA guidelines are too low and widely misinterpreted as a daily target. An improved guideline might be twice the currently recommended amount of protein, or 1.6 grams per kilogram of body weight.
SFH Omega-3 Fish Oil