Something is Fishy

Women are generally good at comparing.  Some comparing is good, other comparing can be very destructive.

We get good at comparing prices while shopping to save money…

We often un-righteously size up against the world, to see if we measure up…

We can even compare our children to others their age, to see if they are on the right track… completely forgetting each child is designed differently – with a purpose, just like we are.

We compare workouts – and wonder if we could burn more calories, in less time… 

One thing that IS important to compare, is the quality of vitamins and supplements you’re taking!!

ProOmega on the left is my NEW fish-oil supplements.  The Naturemade brand I used to get, were from Target.

ProOmega on the left is my NEW fish-oil supplements. The Naturemade brand I used to get, were from Target.

When I went to the naturopath, they suggest you bring all of your supplements with you to the appointment.  In the past, with a medical doctor, I had gotten good at having the info written down – so they could plug it into their computer.  I see the pros of this – making sure you’re not getting too much of the wrong things, or that some supplements don’t cause issues with other medications, etc.  However… the medical doctors haven’t ever really analyzed the quality of the vitamins and supplements I was taking.

When I took my supplement in to Dr. K, I took all of my bottles in – as suggested.  She looked over each one, and took notes… again talking to me, not just plugging into a computer.

She noted right away that my fish-oil had half of the needed Omega-3s in my 2-soft gel daily dose.  Essentially, I would need to take 4 a day to get what I needed…   and it started to make me wonder what was in the other supplement.

right

Previously I was making sure the fish-oil was burp-less (the bottle on the right), and didn’t have gluten, or artificial junk.  I just assumed that it was the dose I needed…. not reading into the fine print.

The fish oil supplement that Dr. K recommended actually had WAY less ingredients, and more Omega 3s, which is what I needed!!  Yes, the new ones (Pro-Omega) are more expensive… of course…vs. the Target brand – but again I want to be putting quality supplements in!  {I ordered them off of Amazon.com}

two

I still take two – I’m just getting double the Omega 3s!!  Supplements are my medicine, so it’s worth it to get it right!!

They are in NO way fish – and I never burped fish.  My TIP is to keep them in the refrigerator.

Why should you be taking fish oil supplements?

For me, with inflammation and digestion issues – they’re super helpful.  Also, I don’t really like fish – I’ve tried eating it… but alas, the supplement route is best for me.  I know I’ve mentioned that I can already tell an improvement with taking those trigger foods out of my diet a few weeks ago… and now this… is also helping a great deal too.  Each piece is helpful in helping me to get back on track to being healthy for Him!

“Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord.”

Psalm 4:5

Posted on January 2, 2013, in Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity, Label Reading, Our Struggles and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. As my Natural Doc said– never buy your vitamins or suppliments from a big box store!!!! 🙂 I agree!!! Keep reading the fine print!!! 🙂

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