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Fish Oil: What You Need to Know | Dr. Olivia Joseph

Fish Oil: What You Need to Know | Dr. Olivia Joseph

hi everyone dr. Olivia Joseph here so you wouldn’t eat fishy fish so why are
you taking fishy fish oils anybody who eat seafood or attempts to
eat seafood knows that if your fish smells fishy or tastes fishy it’s not fresh right and why would you
take a fish oil that smells fishy or tastes fishy it’s also not fresh so I’m not a
proponent of spending large amounts of money on vitamins and supplements but
with fish oils you kind of get what you pay for that is one of the supplements that I
would not buy at Walgreens, Walmart, Sam’s, Target, even GNC’s because if you saw the
article that came out a while back the FDA tested samples of supplements
from these locations and found out that what was on the label was not
necessarily in the bottle and there was a lot of things in the bottle that were
toxins and allergens that weren’t listed on the label so when fish oil comes into play quality matters so what should you look
for in a fish oil first of all if you’re taking fish oil
make sure it’s fish oil and not flax oil and other oils combined you don’t need to take an omega 3-6-9
blend here’s why ’cause you get omega 6s and Omega 9s every day in many
foods what you don’t get a lot of is omega-3
fatty acids now I hear a lot of patients say but I eat avocado, I eat coconut oil, I eat raw nuts and seeds, I eat salmon well if you are not eating foods that
are rich in omega-3 fatty acids two times a day you’re gonna be deficient. I actually
run blood work on my patients and with a cardiologist that I work with. We run
these blood panels on our patients, looking at omega 3 to 6 ratios and
even people who are eating avocados and nuts and seeds and olive oil still often end up low in omega 3s. Why is that? Because people aren’t eating fish two times a day. More and more people
now are eating avocado and nuts and seeds and eating farm-raised salmon, which is
not high in omega-3 as like a wild caught salmon. it’s got a lot of omega-6 fatty acids.
And if you have too many omega-6 fatty acids you’re gonna have too much
inflammation and the whole reason you want to take a fish oil is to reduce
inflammation to increase omega-3 fatty acids not omega-6 fatty acids to protect
your heart your brain your mind your memory and your nerves. I use a fish oil fish oil specifically
with patients all day long to reduce inflammation and one thing I objectively
see in my patients is when I am testing their PH i see their PH is going up meaning they’re becoming more alkaline
by taking fish oils I have patients report to me that their
joint mobility is better that they have less pain, less stiffness. But what’s important is that you take a
pure fish oil so it should say EPA DHA DHA is why you need fish oil versus
avocado coconut flax and all those other good omega great omega-3 fatty acids but
those foods i just mentioned may have Thank You great question what’s the best
fish oil that you recommend personally metagenics and i’ll tell you why because
they are regulated the FDA comes into their manufacturing facility one and two
times a year a good company you can ask for their
chromatography report whatever fish oil you currently have if it doesn’t say purity certified and
stabilized on the bottle give it to your pet or give it away
don’t take it because if it’s not purity certified it can contain toxins like
mercury lead cadmium yucky toxins so fish found in nature in the wild contains mercury so you
need to make sure that when you concentrate that fish oil and take it as a
supplement you need to make sure it’s purity certified what is stabilized mean
stabilized means it’s been made or manufactured in a way where it’s not
being exposed to heat and light because oils are very temperamental and when
they’re exposed to heat or light they go rancid rancid oil is fishy smells fishy tastes fishy the number one
reason patients give me for not taking a fish oil is cause it’s fishy and I always
give them a sample of metagenics EPA DHA 720 that’s the one I use with that’s the
one I use the most with my patients I use other fish oils in their line but
that’s the one I use the most with my patients I give patient samples and nobody
reports it’s smelling fishy or tasting fishy you wouldn’t eat seafood that smells
and tastes fishy and you shouldn’t take fish oils that tastes and smells fishy
some over-the-counter brands that I do like are Nordic Naturals Barlean’s and
even Carlson’s what I like about metagenics is I look at the
chromatography reports and if you see hydrogen peroxide in your fish oil guess what it’s rancid it’s gonna be
fishy and what metagenics does is when their oil comes in to be manufactured
they they run their own chromatography analysis and if they see it’s got hydrogen peroxide meaning it’s
been sitting on a shelf somewhere going rancid they will send it back to the
company that they purchased fish oil from so what do you think that company is
doing with that rancid fish oil do you think they’re throwing it away no
they’re selling it at a cheaper discounted rate to some cheap
manufacturer and then you’re buying cheap fish oils and what you’re getting
is a rancid oil which not only has no health benefits but can have a negative
impact on your health if it’s raising omega-6 fatty acids i’m
sorry i got a question does fish oil decrease depression no fish oil does not decrease depression
but fish oil reduces inflammation and there’s clinical research supporting
that one of the root causes of depression is chronic inflammation I’ve actually lectured at st. Louis
institute of integrative medicine on stage with a psychiatrist and the topic
of his talk was depression is not a prozac deficiency and the topic was
inflammation and how it increases depression so fish oil does not directly
reduce depression but fish oil does reduce inflammation which can positively
impact depression fish oil the DHA in fish oil is also one of the best
supplements you could take for your brain and for your nerves so if you have any other questions feel
free if you didn’t post them live on this video go ahead and post them on our
facebook page and i’ll be happy to answer them directly so thanks for
listening and I hope you know your fish oil should not be fishy and if there’s
one supplement you want to spend your money on its quality fish oil

9 comments on “Fish Oil: What You Need to Know | Dr. Olivia Joseph

  1. Thanks for the informative video. How are krill oils compared with fish oils. Is it true that they are less likely to contain mercury and other heavy metals?

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