In natural and holistic health care provider dating games, contestants are asked questions like: “bachelor #1, if you were a nutritional supplement, what kind of supplement would you be and why?”
There was a time I would have said magnesium. Magnesium (Mg) is the Rodney Dangerfield of vitamins and minerals. One could almost say the re-headed step-brother to Calcium (Ca). Without Mg, Ca couldn’t work. They’re co-factors. In addition, Mg helps stabilize blood sugar, blood pressure, muscle tone and the effects of stress on the body. Mg is extremely important and often over-looked. It’s commonly found in organ meats and greens and is depleted with stress, alcohol and caffeine consumption.
Well, due to new information and my current understanding, I have changed my view; or as Carl Rove would say, flipped-flopped. I am now an Omega Man. Omega 3 fatty acids, known to many as fish oil/flax seed oil/evening primrose oil. The 3’s are the bomb-diggity (anybody even talk like that anymore)? They have many wonderful benefits. First, they compete and counteract the Omega 6’s. Omega 6 are the oils found in saturated fats, trans fats and the so forth that cause cardio-vascular (cholesterol and blood pressure) and brain disease (stroke). They have the same affect on blood as aspirin (anti-clogging) with out the side effects. Just recently I posted the link on my Facebook page (Susquehanna Spine N Rehab) where the FDA and NIH have now said daily aspirin therapy is dangerous. Omega 3 has also been found to have anti-inflammatory properties that protect against aging and chronic inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and more.
While you’re here picking up your Omega’s, might as well grab you a Lyflo Joint Complex while you’re at it. Developed by a pharmacist and research chemist at South DakotaState to treat her husband’s crapped-out knees. There’s no rule that says you have to let your joints slow you down. You can soothe and refresh them, simply and naturally. Lyflo Select™ Joint Complex helps lubricate and restore the health of your joints with a premium blend of liquid glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM and vitamin C – without any shellfish or harsh chemical processing. Lyflo Select Joint Complex gets to work fast and is easier to take than pills, because all of its ingredients are already dissolved in liquid. And unlike pills, Joint Complex requires only a single dose each day. Gret for people with knee pain (such as me) and/or disc disorders!