One of my favorite Omega-3 proponents is Dr. Dave Woynarowski. He has a business selling high potency fish oil and uses high potency fish oil in his daily practice. Here’s an excerpt from an email sent to me in 2017.
In what is a long overdue report, a Norwegian study examined “high dose” fish oil and found it to be completely safe.
Now their version of high dose was just shy of 7 grams a day, which is right in the ballpark for getting most Americans and other westerners into the 4 to 1 Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio. Personally I shoot for 1 to 1 and take far higher doses on a regular basis.
The good news about the Norwegian study is that it is the first to far exceed the usual subpar dose of 1.5 grams a day (European) and 2 grams a week (American Heart Association). [Editor’s Note: Imagine 2 grams a week vs 6 grams a day]
While I am no fan of socialized medicine as in Norway, it does have a few advantages. One is that large scale population-based studies can be done by medical doctors. The other is that they are constantly looking for ways to reduce their pharmaceutical drug costs.
If everyone in this country took 6 grams of fish oil a day it would reduce the gross income of Big Pharma to that of third world nations and we can’t have that now, can we! It was recently estimated that even a smaller daily dose could prevent up to 250,000 American deaths a year.
I guess we can’t have that either.
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Most fish oils containing Omega-3 are “low potency” The Supplement Facts label will say 180mg EPA / 120mg DHA. Compare that low dose to our True Omega-3: 400mg EPA and 300mg DHA. MORE THAN TWICE AS MUCH PER CAPSULE.
Instead of packing 120 Capsules in a bottle and selling it to $29.99, we pack 240 capsules and sell it for $42 ($35 on autoship with free shipping!)
I hope you can see the difference and if you are willing to take six a day, that’s 6 grams of fish oil with 4.2 grams of EPA/DHA.
If all you do is up your dose, you can live longer and live better. With this, I hope you agree
Lastly, let me say this: If you are wondering what is the big deal about Omega-3 and heart health and brain health and longevity, then just consider this one simple fact. Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) PROTECT cholesterol in the bloodstream from OXIDATION… Oxidized Cholesterol becomes inflamed. Inflammation in the blood stream leads to chronic disease. It’s kind of like a puzzle but the body line is take your Omega-3 daily. Take high quality. Take Omega-3 oils that are NOT rancid. Live long, live strong and all that good stuff!
Bye for now… Invest in your health and you can’t go wrong.
Garey J. Simmons
Certified Health Coach and Omega-3 Proponent
I am a health coach with a bent for nutrition and lifestyle. I am the father of ten children, all of whom are grown and off on their own. Whew! I post regularly. I would appreciate honest feedback. Please comment below.
Something to think about: “In a perfect world, no one would need supplements. But given the stress of our modern life, the poor quality of our food supply, and the high load of toxins on our brains and bodies, most of us need a basic daily supply of the key, raw materials for all our enzymes and biochemistry to run as designed.” – Dr. Mark Hyman, MD