The Value of High Dose Fish Oil


“Three weeks after he started the large does, his hands became more nimble and had so much flexibility that he could easily open and close them.”

 

I’d like to share a story about someone who took fish oils capsules for years, but just didn’t get the results they were hoping for. It’s the story of a 51 year old male we will call Kevin, who drives a truck by day and rides and ropes horses after work and on weekends.

 

He has had a serious history of back pain in fact has had two spinal surgeries that left him in constant pain. For years his pain was so bad that each morning he had to stumble to the shower and let the moist heat relax his muscles to the point where he could function without pain. He also had a condition called trigger finger, in that he couldn’t close his hands all the way due to the inflammation in his hands.

 

He has a family history of heart disease and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. He’s not over weight, and he’s never followed any type of therapeutic diet. He had tried various nutritional supplements faithfully and, as I said, was taking 2-4 fish oil capsules a day for years. His condition was stable, uncomfortable but stable, that is until about 3 months ago when his life changed forever.

 

His wife happens to be a nutritionist and was aware of a new product from Biotics Research called Biomega-3 Liquid. The maintenance dose is a teaspoon which is 1,400 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids from small fish like anchovies and sardines. It tasted so good, Kevin took 2 tablespoons which is a whopping 8,400 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids. I mean, one tablespoon is 4,200 mg. Most of the current research supports 3,000-5,000 mg a day to reduce pain and inflammation for chronic cases. But he took 2, one tablespoon with breakfast and one tablespoon before bed.

 

Three weeks after he started the large dose, his hands became more nimble and had so much flexibility that he could easily open and close them. Then his back loosened up and he had longer and longer pain free periods, until he was completely pain free. He enjoyed this freedom from pain for about a month and decided, as we often do, to stop the things which bring us relief. We get a little lazy… sound familiar?

 

About a month later the pain and restriction in his hands came back. Kevin realized he had stopped taking the oil so he began once again taking the therapeutic dose. Much to his surprise in a few days his back pain and the inflammation in his hands was gone.

 

Yes, this is a case of one; however, physicians have seen great results with higher doses of fish oils, especially for serious cases. Medical journals report gene protective benefits, less death from cardiovascular disease, and up to 62% lower risk of fatal heart attack. The evidence for high dose Omega-3 from fish is strong and in Kevin’s case a high dose made all the difference.

 

Biomega-3 is a liquid, rather than a capsule. The liquid has a pleasant lemon flavor. I believe the tasting of the oils has a therapeutic benefit. Dr. George Goodheart, one of my mentors, said for years that the tasting of nutrients has a hypothalamic connection and will increase absorption and utilization dramatically. Biomega-3 Liquid is a natural pure fish oil concentrate and can have beneficial compounds for brain, cardiovascular, inflammation, and healthy skin.

 

Now keep in mind, Biomega-3 is classified as an Omega-3. With natural oils, I recommend rotating Omega-3 oils with other oil blends so your body gets Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 as well. But if you’ve been taking fish oil capsules and you still have pain, ask Dr. Godo for more details about Biomega-3 Liquid.

 

Kevin’s story reminds us of the value of high dose fish oils. For some people, it can be life changing.

 

Dr. Jason Godo

http://www.GoToGodo.com

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