Do recent reports on omega-3 and vitamin D supplementation seem a bit fishy?

    submitted by GNC Newtown

    There’s something fishy going on with omega-3’s and vitamin D these days, and it seems that the media who reported on the latest “studies” fell for it hook, line and sinker.

    We’re referring to some recently published investigations citing “disappointing” results regarding the health benefits of supplemental fish oil and vitamin D.

    Our conclusion after reading the ENTIRE text of these studies is this: if you care about your health, BEWARE of the headlines!

    Reports on a long awaited, government funded project on the usefulness of fish oil and vitamin D stated at the very beginning of the text that results were “negative” and “disappointing.”

    However, for those continuing to read further, it was stated that there appeared to be “28% reduction in heart attack risk” among those taking fish oil supplements.

    It also stated that people with cardiovascular disease who were already taking statin drugs stood less chance of serious heart issues when given two grams of the fish oil derived drug Vascepa.

    In addition, the study pointed out a clear link between vitamin D supplementation and a decline in cancer deaths over time.

    It showed that this powerful vitamin can inhibit the progression of tumors.

    So why all the negative headlines, when the benefits of fish oil and vitamin D are clear?

    One explanation could be the lack of competent, unbiased nutritional studies throughout the healthcare profession.

    Dr. Joseph Maroon, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, triathlete and former team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers responded several years ago to similar negative press regarding fish oil supplementation. He stressed the importance of scientific evidence in evaluating the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids.

    Dr. Maroon stated that he takes fish oil supplements daily and recommends them to each of his patients.

    Omega 3’s are the building blocks for cell membranes and impact all processes throughout the body.

    Clinical evidence suggests that fish oil plays a critical role in supporting heart health.

    It has also been shown to support normal brain function and aging, natural anti-inflammatory response, normal blood pressure and healthy triglyceride levels.

    There is nothing fishy about it. Omega-3 fatty acids, along with vitamin D, have been proven time and time again to support your overall health goals.