Omega 3 was the first supplement I ever took. It’s been over 10 years now so I am not even sure why I started taking it. I think it was because I had dry skin. But what I do remember within a week I became obsessed and started buying peanut butter, butter, and bread with omega 3 listed on the label.
I very quickly realized it had a direct impact on my mood. I would call it the happiness supplement – still do. Every food I owned with it got renamed to include happiness in its name. I would walk around my office asking anyone if they wanted happy peanut butter. And tell them just by eating this special peanut butter you could be happy too. LOL.
I still believe that. And I still think if you take just one supplement it should be omega 3. But I have to say that taking the recommended dose never did anything for me. I have always taken it at least 3 times and even more than that. I am not a doctor so I would check with your doctor and be careful when putting anything into your body. There is a list of precautions and you must read it before you start taking Omega 3. Read it here precautions-omega-3
I can tell you from personal experience that taking omega-3 in no way will make you fat. In fact, probably the opposite since you will not be reaching for Sugary and fried food to make you feel better. I have taken large doses on a regular basis and I am a size 3/5.
Omega 3 is an ESSENTIAL fatty acid that you cannot make on your own. You must get it from food or supplements. Being deficient in Omega 3 has been linked to depression, poor memory, fatigue, heart disease, inflammation, arthritis, cancer, vision problems, mood swings, high blood pressure & cholesterol, poor circulation, bipolar, schizophrenia, ADHD, and way too many more for me to list. This is why if I was stuck on a desert island this is the one thing I would want to have!
You can get Omega 3 from foods like
- Flaxseed Oil
- And enriched foods like bread, peanut butter, eggs, etc.
Other than the grocery store I like to buy supplements from Amazon. My favorite is Coromega – it is a small pudding packet that tastes OK and is inexpensive for the value
The great thing about omega is it is not just a happiness supplement it affects every area of your health and beauty.