Two nutrients that are particularly deficient in our diets are Omega 3 and Vitamin D (and we have a great special to encourage you to top up your levels!)
Deficiencies in both of these can have a huge impact on health. It is estimated that the average American gets just 150mg per day of Omega 3 per day. To maximise our protection against heart disease we need at least 1000mg Omega 3 per day. Why are our diets so deficient now? Farm raised animals especially those that are fed grains – like hens, contain more omega 6 and less omega 3 than wild animals and birds. We have also shifted from eating wild plants – high in omega 3 – to predominantly grain based carbohydrates (high in Omega 6). In addition the food industry uses cheap, high omega 6 vegetable oils for almost all commercial food manufacture.
You can get Omega 3 from eating fish such as salmon, fresh tuna, sardines and mackerel, however to keep your omega 3 at good levels you need to eat oily fish daily. Most people will need to supplement to get their Omega 3 levels in a therapeutic range.
We have accessed an extremely cost effective Omega 3, which is both high potency and high concentrate (50% Omega 3 per capsule, usual concentration is 30%) and tested to rigorous EPAX standards.
Special while stocks last:
Omega Science: 16.50 per bottle, for 4 bottles or more. (Single bottle price – $19.90, now $18.50) That’s just $66.00 for 240 high quality high concentrate Omega 3.
Vitamin D deficiency, I believe is epidemic in New Zealand.
I have recently requested clients get their levels tested. NOT a single client has their Vitamin D levels in the ideal range for health.
All tested on the low end of the acceptable range, or deficient. The acceptable range in lab tests is 50 – 150nmol/L however the ideal range is 125 – 200nmol/L.
Low Vitamin D levels are associated with a plethora of health issues including:
– Insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes
– Weight gain, especially abdominal
– Low HDL (good cholesterol)
– Auto-immune disease
– Cancer – 17 types, including breast and prostate
– Poor immunity to colds and flu’s.
– Muscle weakness
You can get Vitamin D from the sun, but at this time of year it is hard to get the 20 minutes per day sun exposure required.
We have two types of Vitamin D tabs both extremely cost effective:
Nutralife vitamin D plus Selenium and Boron (minerals deficient in NZ soils) just $13.90 per bottle of 60, or $39.00 for 3 bottles
Source Naturals Vitamin D 1000iu, 100tabs – $12.00 and 200 tabs just $22.50
Nutralife Oliviral – a high potency herbal formulation providing Olive Leaf Extract, Astragalus, Pau D’Arco, Elder flower, Beta Glucans and Zinc to help the body’s own immune system combat viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections.
* High potency Olive Leaf Extract for healthy immunity
* Olive Leaf Extract provides oleuropein, a powerful antioxidant that protects against
* Helps combat minor infections
* Astragalus, Pau D’Arco and Elderflower assist natural immunity and recovery
* Zinc is needed by the immune system to maintain strong defences
I find this product fantastic in combination with Vitamin D in warding off winter viruses
50 caps $39.50 on special at $37.00
MegaBurn Bars, near best by to clear
Bars priced from 3.80 – 4.50 to clear (usual price $4.80 per bar)