Description + Research
Why choose Ethical Nutrients Hi-Strength Fish Oil?
At Happy Healthy Women we believe it is super important to ensure your fish oil supplement is clean, pure and sourced from small fish. There are a huge range of fish oil supplements on the market, with an equally huge variation in price, quality and purity. Like most things in life, with supplements you get what you pay for.
How do Ethical Nutrients ensure their fish oils are clean and pure?
All Ethical Nutrients fish oil is soured from smaller fish such as sardines and anchovies. Larger fish generally have a longer life and a diet of large fish, this increases the risk of these fish being exposed to heavy metals, such as mercury, and the environmental pollutant, dioxin. To further ensure the purity and cleanliness of their fish oil, Ethical Nutrients test every batch of fish oil for heavy metals, environmental pollutants and oxidation, discarding any batch that does not meet their stringent standards.
Fish oils may help keep your brain healthy:
Do you feel like you aren’t as sharp as you used to be? Do you walk to a room and forget why you are there more often than you used to? It may be time to supplement your diet with fish oil. Studies have found:
1. ‘Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are required for maintenance of optimal health but they cannot be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from dietary sources. Clinical observation studies has related imbalanced dietary intake of fatty acids to impaired brain performance and diseases.’
Fish oils may help the neurodevelopment of your unborn baby:
Fish oil has long been regarded as an important supplement during pregnancy due to its perceived ability to support the growing baby’s brain development. A recent study of 150 pregnant women concluded:
2. ‘Based on the results, perinatal fish oil supplementation is beneficial for the communication domain of neurodevelopment of 4-month-old infants.’
Fish oils may help decrease the risk of food allergy in your baby:
Food allergies are an ever increasing problem in the developing world and no one is completely sure why this increase is occurring. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you are actively helping to reduce the risk of your child developing a food allergy or eczema during pregnancy and lactation? A study of 145 pregnant and lactating women concluded:
3. ‘Maternal omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may decrease the risk of food allergy and IgE-associated eczema during the first year of life in infants with a family history of allergic disease.’
Fish oil is great for your heart:
There are numerous studies touting the positive effects of good quality fish oil on the cardiovascular system. One recent study concluded:
4. ‘There is considerable evidence that EPA and DHA are protective against cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), particularly in individuals with pre-existing disease. Omega 3 Fatty acids benefit multiple risk factors including blood pressure, blood vessel function, heart function and blood lipids, and they have antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative actions. Omega 3 Fatty acids do not adversely interact with medications. Supplementation with Omega 3 fatty acids is recommended in individuals with elevated blood triglyceride levels and patients with coronary heart disease.’