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How I’m Getting My Omega-3′s – The Coromega Challege

Posted Nov 08 2012 6:00am

So, all the “buzz” on Omega-3 has left me questioning my personal omega-3 regimen, or lack thereof.

We are told to eat more omega-3 ‘s and take fish oil supplements, but I am upping my regiment to see the effect omega-3 has on ME.  The media seems so wishy washy on the subject of omega-3.  I feel like for every article I read on the complete and utter benefits, I read one saying it is all bologna.  So which is it?  Is it good?  Is it bad?  Do we really need to take a “supplement” to maintain healthy levels?

HEALTH BENEFITS OF OMEGA-3

Today nutritional science is validating more and more healthful benefits that Omega-3 can have on the mind and body. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are primarily found in fresh, cold-water fish such as mackerel, salmon and sardines. Your body can’t naturally produce Omega-3, so you must get these fatty acids from your diet. Two key fatty acids in Omega-3 are known as EPA and DHA in their long-chain forms, and today several thousand of clinical and scientific studies show that together these Omega-3 essential fatty acids support:

  • Heart, Brain & Eye health
  • Healthy triglyceride levels
  • Joint health and mobility
  • Mental clarity and balance*
  • Healthy nutrition for children over 4

The body works best when Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are combined in the right proportions. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in foods that contain corn, safflower, sunflower or soybean oils. Human diets used to have a healthy balance of Omega-6 to Omega-3, however things have changed for the worst and now diets are terribly unbalanced. Today researchers estimate that around 80% of the sources of Omega-3 have disappeared from the food sources that make up the western diet. This means that Omega-3 has rapidly become “the lost nutrient” in our diet.

Because there is evidence that people in industrialized nations have this disproportionately high intake of Omega-6 fatty acids, it is suggested that we reduce our intake of Omega-6 and increase our intake of Omega-3. Therefore, daily supplementation with Coromega and reduced intake of Omega-6 fatty acids is a great way to seek a balance, get back the lost nutrient and is one of the most important steps one can take to ensure vibrant and lasting health. Omega-3 is clearly essential to our health, and Coromega is proud to be the innovative pioneer in finding the way to deliver these vital nutrients in the most effective and beneficial way possible.

The Coromega Challenge

First and foremost, you have to understand that I don’t eat seafood.  No fish.  No shrimp.  Nothing out of the deep blue sea.  It’s a personal aversion, and I won’t get over it.  EVER.  Many have tried to break me; none will be successful.  So cue the challenge that Coromega  reached out and offered for me to take!

  1. Take the Holman Omega-3 Test to obtain a blood spot sample which is further analyzed by Lipid Technologies.
  2. Take Coromega Omega3 + D every day for 90 days (3 months of squeezes).
  3. After 90 days, retake the Holman Omega-3 Test, send in blood spot sample for reanalyis to see how omega-3 blood levels compare.
Coromega offers many different products to help consumers get their omega-3′s in their diet.  I am taking the  Omega3+D Squeeze daily.

I have been taking them for almost a month now and am looking forward to the results!  They definitely have the orange and pineapple taste, with a creamy consistency.  Each squeeze packet is so tiny that I have no issues downing the gel.  I simply take it every morning between my coffee and brushing my teeth.  It couldn’t be simpler!

I can’t say I notice a change in the way I feel, but  I can’t wait to see what the blood test has to say!  I’l be sure to update everyone on the results when I finish my 3 months and they return the results of my testing.  Stay tuned!

How do you get your omega-3′s?  Do you know if you maintain a “healthy” level?!  WEIGH IN!

 

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