If there is one group of health supplements that has stood the test of time, it surely has to be marine oils. The daily regimen of spooning neat cod liver oil into children may be long past, but marine oils remain one of the most popular forms of supplementation amongst both adults and children alike. Now, gently flavoured options and odourless capsules stand alongside the more traditional unflavoured varieties. Marine oils really aren't only restricted to cod. Today there is alternative choices for those who prefer the lowest possible processing and greatest sustainability.
Why are marine oils so good for us?
Whilst our grandparents may not have always understood the intricacies of marine oil biochemistry, the results of improved skin and more flexible joints often spoke for themselves. Modern research confirms that so many positive health claims made by supplement-takers are likely due to marine oils containing high levels of the essential fatty acids we cannot manufacture in our bodies ourselves, but only gain from the food we eat and supplementation – omegas 3,6,7, and 9, which play an important role in building healthy cells, along with supporting brain and nerve function.
As well as having available to buy marine oils for men and women, we can offer you marine oils for children. Takes these Cleanmarine Krill Oil for Kids capsules (60 capsules at just £11.95). Manufactured in a smaller and therefore more manageable size for kids, the capsules are as easy to swallow as they're highly effective.
Marine oils also contain significant levels of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. A, D and K work best in synergy. As for Vitamin D, that has recently been subject to exciting research suggesting it may be something of a “super vitamin", involved not only in bone health but at the forefront of improved resistance to many diseases.
Why is organic better?
In the case of marine oils, the better question may be: why is fresh better than farmed? Whilst it is true that farmed fish can be fed organically, fish and crustaceans allowed to swim freely – before being responsibly harvested from the deepest and cleanest oceans, along with a commitment to sustainability – are often considered the more ethical choice.