In Ayurveda we rarely talk about supplements because a lot of what we need to charge and nourish our bodies can be found in food. However, with our fast-paced culture and need for convenience, sometimes taking a pill is better then nothing. Out of all the supplements that we sell at the Ashland Food Co-op, I have found fish oil to be one of the best, general supplements for all constitutions to put into our bodies.
And here is why:
Omega-3, which fish oil is an excellent source of, contains EPA and DHA which nourish our nervous system, the synovial fluid in our joints, and provide an unctuous quality to protect our brain and eyes. Omega-3 protects and supports the heart. Studies show it is possible that a diet which includes fish oil is good for cardiovascular health, reduces inflammation, and decreases the chance of Alzheimer's.
When choosing a fish oil supplement, check the concentration of EPA and DHA- typically the higher the better. Also, make sure it is in triglyceride form and that the label explicitly states the content has been tested for heavy metals. Nordic Naturals is an excellent choice for quality fish oil. The liquid is more cost effective yet the capsule is more convenient. As always, consult your health care physician before taking any supplements!
Contact me for a consultation where we can explore other supplements, foods, and breathing exercises for your unique constitution at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 446-4331
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