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AS OF WHAT AGE CAN I USE AHS NATURAL ARCTIC OIL?
AHS Natural Arctic Oil can be used at any age, but of course for children a lower dose should be used. As a guideline you can use 0.1ml per kilogram bodyweight with a minimum of 3ml for children since they are still growing, especially their brain, and therefore require more than adults. Research shows that pregnant women have benefits for themselves and the unborn baby when they take a high quality omega-3 DHA so actually you can already start in the womb.
WHY IS THIS PRODUCT LIQUID AND NOT A CAPSULE?
During most encapsulation processes the oil will be heated which will cause it to oxidize to a certain extend. Oxidation breaks down the omega-3 molecular structure, mainly DHA and is harmful for our health. Usually oxidation can be noted by the rancid smell. Further to oxidation the oil will be slightly compressed in a capsule causing compression of the molecules as well due to which they will no longer be in their natural form that is best absorbed by the body. Therefore our product is a fully natural liquid with an optimal bio-availability to have the best absorption.
for how long do i need to use the product?
Actually all supplements would not be needed if our food was still rich enough in all nutrients our body needs. Unfortunately our diet and processing of food has changes so drastically that we cannot get it from that source anymore and we have to use good supplements to ensure we get what we need. So unless our diet will change for the better we would surely recommend that you use the product for the rest of your life as part of your daily required nutrition.
WHAT DOES THE BLOOD TEST SHOW?
The results of the blood test will show you the balance between omega-6 and omega-3 in your body – we call this the omega-6 : omega-3 ratio – and the percentage of total omega-3 in your red blood cells – called the omega-3 index – which is related to your risk of cardiovascular disease and the speed at which you age. These two fundamental bio-markers are hardly ever being tested, whereas they are of utmost importance for proper metabolism. The test is also helpful for people that have been using a different fish oil product for some time and would like to see how effective that has been.
CAN I GET ENOUGH OMEGA-3 BY EATING FISH?
Fish nowadays is mostly farmed containing omega-6 and in some cases even toxins while wild fish that is rich in EPA and mainly in DHA is very hard to find. Besides that fish is hard to clean from toxins and PCBs that are present in poluted oceans, whereas a good fish oil supplement can be purified and cleaned avoiding the risk if taking in these harmful substances.
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?
Compared to other products AHS Natural Arctic Oil has a very low oxidation value (called TOTOX) between 6 and 8, whereas most other are 25 or more. Further to that it has the highest natural DHA content, which is the most important omega-3 type that we are running short the most in our diet. AHS Natural Arctic Oil is blended with a high quality omega-9 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Vitamin D3 that together with the omega-3 has many synergetic health effects in our body and brain. Therefore it is so much more than “just” an omega-3 product.
can i GET omega-3 from a plant BASED source?
Omega-3 can be taken from plant based sources like seeds and nuts, but this omega-3 type called ALA needs to be converted in our body into EPA and DHA, which is a very ineffective process. This is mainly caused by the fact that we take in some much omega-6 for which the same enzymes are used to convert it into useful omega-6 fatty acids in our body like GLA. Research shows that from omega-3 ALA only 0.5% is converted into DHA, the type we need the most. So, yes you can get omega-3 from a plant based source, but it will not be sufficient.
when will i start noticing a change?
This will differ by person as it depends on many factors. But on average people start noticing a change in their health and/or condition within 2-3 months and sometimes even much faster. There are many examples from people that notice being more energetic, sleep better and have a better mood within the first 2 weeks. After 5 months you can actually measure the change by taking another blood test.
CAN i use it along with other supplements?
Absolutely and moreover, your other supplements will be even more effective because enhancing your omega-3 levels will improve cell membrane permeability so nutrients can be taken in much better. High ratio’s between omega-6 and omega-3 cause poor absorption of not only vitamins, minerals and other buildlng blocks but also oxygen to ensure healthy cell function.