I have started paying more attention to what (and how much) I eat in the past couple months, and while I've always been active, I'm trying to up my daily workouts for more intensity. I'm not dieting or on a weight loss crash, but I am trying to take better care of myself. One way I'm doing this is by taking vitamins and supplements. I was thrilled when I had the chance to review a product from Nordic Naturals; I have heard so many good things about this company!
I received the Ultimate Omega-D3 from Nordic Naturals for review. The bottle comes with 60 soft gels, and is a 30-day supply (recommended use is 2 gels per day). You may be wondering what exactly this supplement is good for, so let me share some info from the website with you:
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies need but cannot produce. Therefore, they must be consumed through food or supplements. There are two families of EFAs: omega-3 and omega-6, which need to be consumed in a balanced ratio. The body must receive a balanced supply of omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs to ensure proper eicosanoids production. Eicosanoids are hormone-like compounds that affect virtually every system in the body—they regulate pain, help maintain proper blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and promote fluid nerve transmission. The problem is that, in our modern industrialized food system, omega-3s have become largely absent from the food chain while omega-6s have become overabundant. Even the healthiest diets contain too many omega-6s and not enough omega-3s. Decades of scientific evidence indicates that this EFA imbalance can contribute to a variety of chronic health issues. The most beneficial omega-3s that we’re missing are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Purified fish oil is the best direct source of EPA and DHA.
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIGNS OF OMEGA-3 DEFICIENCY?
- Poor memory
- Immune weakness
- Dry skin, eczema, or hair loss
- Heart problems
- Reproductive problems (men and women)
- Mood swings or depression
- Poor circulation
As a martial artist, energy/stamina and a clear, sharp mind are of utmost importance. Omega-3 helps with both of these; fatigue and poor memory! The Ultimate Omega-D3 combines the Omega-3 with a high boost of Vitamin D as well, so I'm getting a double benefit with these. Simply take them with food (I like to take it with breakfast so I don't forget later in the day), and that's it. Simple as swallowing 2 gel capsules. They're lemon flavored, which is nice because they're slightly larger than any pills I've taken before (think sinus tablets or ibuprofen), so the first couple times I was a little hesitant. Which of course means I didn't swallow right away! With the lemon flavor though, it wasn't a big deal. I love being able to get the health benefits of Omega-3 and vitamin D in one easy-to-take capsule. It's not an "energy shot" or caffeine boost that gives you energy for a short time; it's a natural, safe, and healthy way to help with fatigue, circulation, poor memory, and so much more! I love it!
Nordic Naturals sent me a goody bag of samples and such, that I'm going to use for this giveaway. I want someone else to have the chance to try Nordic Naturals amazing products!! This includes samples of their supplements, lip balm, mints, stickers and more.
One of my readers will receive this Nordic Naturals Goody Bag!!a Rafflecopter giveaway