• What can fish oil do for you?

fish oil supplementsIf you’re interested in enhancing your fertility, you’ve probably heard about fish oil. It’s in the news, in fertility books and health care providers are talking about it more and more.

What it comes down to is fish oil is full of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs).  Omega-3 EFAs are important because doctor and health care providers are discovering they help suppress natural killer cells, moderate rheumatoid arthritis, help reduce endometriosis, decrease inflammation and increase uterine blood flow to prevent clotting (which in some cases leads to miscarriage). Once you’re pregnant, they help by creating an environment in the body that is conducive to a healthy brain and nervous system in the fetus.

Like many vitamins and supplements all fish oil capsules are not equal in quality or benefit. Lower grades of fish oil not only taste funny, but may be created with parts of the fish that contain high levels of toxins. And vegetable forms of Omega-3 EFAs are not digested as well leaving a lot of potential benefit wasted. However, pharmaceutical grade fish oils, such as the Usana brand that CNY Fertility Center has available to clients (Biomega 3), not only have a wonderful citrus aftertaste, but are certified to be free of all the things you don’t want such as heavy metal toxins.

As an acupuncturist, I’m often prescribing fish oil to clients who are in the fertility process. Any one who has painful periods, scar tissue, endometriosis, fibroids, cysts or autoimmune issues, I suggest they take Biomega 3 2000-4000mg/day.  For all females trying to conceive I suggest 2000mg/day. For men with varicocele or morphology issues, I recommend 2000mg/day along with herbs and Proflavanol 90 http://www.cnyfertility.usana.com/.

For questions concerning your individual needs, please feel free to contact me at hsmith@cnyhealingarts.com

Healthy Wishes,
Heather Smith L.a.c.