2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids/Fish Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids are the superstar fats that boost your brain, protect your heart and arteries, fight wrinkles, lubricate your joints and more. There are 3 types of omega-3 fatty acids:
- Alpha-linelenic acid (ALA) found walnuts, flaxseeds, and olive oil
- Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found primarily in fish oil
- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) also found in fish oil
Not all omega-3 or fish oil supplements are alike. The important thing to remember when buying one is to look for one that contains 600mg of DHA. (You may need to take more than 1 pill to get this dose). DHA is the fatty acid that comprises a large portion of brain tissue. Not only does DHA support brain functions, but it also improves how the brain stores and uses energy. It has also been shown to be a good depression fighter.
Take this supplement at breakfast time. To keep fish oil lasting longer and prevent spoiling, store it in the fridge.
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3. Calcium With Magnesium
Without calcium in your diet, the body will rob this nutrient from your bones, which weakens your bones. Calcium combined with magnesium not only supports your bones, but also keeps your teeth and muscles healthy. It’s important to take these minerals together since calcium alone can cause constipation, whereas magnesium will prevent this side effect.
Choose a supplement that contains 600mg of calcium with 400mg of magnesium and take once a day. Remember to always drink with a full glass of water. Do not take this supplement within 1-2 hours of taking your multivitamin since calcium can block the body from absorbing other nutrients.