In all my years working in the health industry one of the most common complaints I heard was about dry skin, rashes or just plain old dull skin. Well I started doing some research about it and I found out some very interesting things, like if you drink enough carrot juice your skin can actually take on a slightly orange tinge because of all the beta carotene. Or if you eat way too much meat your skin can start to look very pale. But the most interesting thing I discovered through all my reading and interviewing was about the benefits of fish oil.
Fish oil has been highly promoted for a long time as a good form of omega 3. Fish oil does not contain (ALA) Alpha-linolenic acid, it only contains (EPA) Eicosaentaenoic Acid and (DHA) Docosahexaenoic Acid. This is a very important fact since not everyone can convert ALA to EPA and DHA. Fish oil can also contain harmful chemicals in it due to the polluted waters in which the fish are bred. Many of our rivers and lakes have pesticides and other toxins in them that the fish are living in and absorbing before being caught to collect the oil from them. There are also farm raised fish that are being used that could provide a much better quality of fish oil.
Plant foods, especially certain oils, can provide Omega 3. These include flaxseed oil, soybean oil, and cbd oil. These oils also contain Omega 6 in a balanced ratio to Omega 3’s. purchase cbd oil provides the best ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6. Flaxseed contains ALA a long chain fatty acid. ALA breaks down into DHA and EPA in the blood stream.
A hundred years ago, ALA deficiency was uncommon, and it’s still rare in most of the world except among people with serious dietary problems — like the starving and, curiously, the majority of Westerners and those richer people in poor countries who eat a Western diet. In Japan, for example, there’s statistical and case proof that moving from traditional Japanese food to an American-style diet brings on all the Western problems I’ve mentioned.
A well-balanced diet that includes nutritional supplements to lose weight. Omega 3 fish oil is beneficial for general good health. Omega 3 supplements are as has been mentioned good for people who want to lose weight.
Does this deficiency malnutrition include you? You might think not, if you eat well. But in fact, dietary deficiency is commonplace in the West, because so much of our food is highly refined and processed. It’s this processing which mostly causes that ALA deficiency which affects almost all of us in the West. Apart from the fibre problem, the salt trouble and getting poisoned by your food (see below for links to articles on these) the main issue with refining is what the processing removes.
Most people do not or cannot add Omega 3 rich foods to their diet. Supplements were developed to enable people to get adequate amounts Omega 3. The general dose is 3 to 4 capsules daily. In liquid form 1 tablespoon after each meal is the recommended dose.. A doctor may recommend a different dose. Before adding supplements or beginning an Omega 3 diet, a doctor should be consulted.