There has been a lot of talk about the value of supplements. Are they worth taking, or are they a waste of money? I’m not going into my opinion on supplements today – that’s a whole different blog in itself! However I do take high quality supplements, and get my family to take them as well.
I’m very picky about which supplements I take and recommend. But the most important supplement you can take over Christmas is Super Omega 3. There are so many reasons why we should take high quality Omega 3 supplements, and here are a few that are relevant for this time of year:
They can help beat the winter blues
Fish oils can increase the levels of serotonin in the brain, which can brighten your mood and help stave off depression and anxiety. This is really important this time of year with the long, dark days and lack of sunlight.
They turn off fat storing genes
Fish oils work by turning your lipogenic genes off, which are involved in fat storage. Even better, they switch on your fat burning genes and reduce carbohydrate cravings – helping you resist that extra mince pie!
In fact research has shown that even taking small amounts of fish oils after a carb-heavy meal can help take the edge off the sharp rises in blood sugar (and therefore insulin levels). The result? Less fat storage!
They help reduce water retention
Fish oils have anti-inflammatory properties, meaning they can help reduce swelling and water retention associated with overdoing it with the Christmas cheer!
With all these benefits, it is easy to see the benefits of fish oils, especially over the Christmas period. However, it is important to remember that not all fish oil supplements are high quality, in order to actually work they must be pure – preferably pharmaceutical grade – they need to be non-toxic, and have been rigorously tested. You can’t buy these supplements on the High Street, but you can buy high quality fish oil supplements by clicking here.