When we dreamt up our Daily LoveTM multivitamins we had a few (ok, maybe more than a few) non-negotiables, namely: keep ‘em clean, give women more of what they need, and—super important—include a free bottle of Omega-3s with every order. They’re called XOmegas and they are *most necessary*. Here’s why:
Omegas + Your Brain
Think of Omega-3 Fatty Acids as premium brain fuel, loaded with EPA and DHA that help you function optimally. Consuming lots of Omega-3s delivers nutrients to your brain, which in turn can help treat and prevent symptoms of anxiety and depression.
And for all the baby-mama’s out there— Omega-3s are super important for the brain health of developing babies, too! Studies show that consuming adequate numbers of Omega-3s during pregnancy can lead to a higher IQ, better communication and social skills, and decreased risk of developmental delay.
Omegas + Your Heart
By keeping your inflammation, blood pressure, and triglycerides (a fancy word for lipids found in your blood) in check, Omega-3s are able to significantly decrease a woman’s risk of heart disease. Even better, Omega-3s raise HDL, aka the good kind of cholesterol. Win, win.
Omegas + Inflammation
Factors like the food we eat, our environment, and daily stressors are all (direct or indirect) causes of inflammation in the body that can lead to chronic fatigue, disease, and even painful periods (no they are not normal!). Omega-3s work to reduce inflammation, therefore reducing the risk of disease and menstrual pain. In fact, the daily intake of Omega-3s is proven to decrease your risk for colon and breast cancer.
From brain health to disease prevention, the benefits of Omega-3s speak for themselves. It’s recommended that women eat at least one omega-rich food every day, including things like fatty fish, oysters, flax seeds, and walnuts—OR you can take a fish oil supplement as a part of your wellness routine (psst that’s why we include our XOmegas for free with each multivitamin purchase!).
If you do decide to incorporate Omega-3s into your routine, here are some pro tips to consider:
Pro Tip #1: Fish oil should never smell fishy. If you find that your fish oil has a strong odor or you are experiencing funky burps, it’s time to throw it away. High-quality fish oil does not and should not smell awful.
Pro Tip #2: If you do have a high-quality fish oil like XOmegas and you’re still weirded out by any possible smell, store the capsules in your fridge or freezer. This is a game-changer for sensitive taste buds.
Pro Tip #3: If your digestion is less than optimal, always choose an enteric-coated Omega-3 like XOmegas. This special capsule design breaks down further in your digestive system, so no fish burps. We promise!
So, you now have the 4-1-1 on Omega-3s. Get your bottle of XOmegas for free today with a new Daily Love complete multivitamin subscription included in every order, every time.