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Krill Oil found to be overrated! Just use good fish oil for Omega 3 supplementation!

Another myth busted by Dr. David Seaman, the best practitioner at deflaming your diet is back to show you why Krill oil derived Omega 3’s just doesn’t make sense when put to the test.  We get a lot of patients telling us that they get Krill oil pushed on them from other avenues (Television, Radio Ad’s, Popup Stands at Costco and Walmart) and they all discuss that Omega 3’s from Krill oil are better and that is just not simply true.  Check out the video below narrated by Dr. Seaman showing you why good Omega 3’s Fish Oils like the products we carry from Anabolic Labs.

So what are the basics of Omega 3 fatty acids from both fish and plant sources.  Here we go hold on tight.

There are the two main types of omega-3 fatty acids:

Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA.

Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed. Though beneficial, ALA omega-3 fatty acids have less potent health benefits than EPA and DHA. You’d have to eat a lot to gain the same benefits as you do from fish.  This somewhat puts vegetarians at a bit of a disadvantage right from the start when dealing with inflammation levels.  

At this time we have very supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Hundreds of studies also suggest that omega-3s may provide SOME benefits to a wide range of diseases: asthma, depression, cardiovascular disease, ADHD, and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and even possibly neurologically disorders like Alzheimers all may benefit from omega-3 consumption.

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Everyone is talking about Vitamin D, but does it really matter?

Just having the TV and radio on in the back ground lately and my ears seem to be picking up on more and more news reports about Vitamin D and how important it is.  These few nice days we have been getting here in sunny South Jersey have given us an early taste of spring and we should probably at least somewhat talk about Vitamin D and why we see so many deficiencies.  Dating back to 2008, Harvard Health was already on the topic of the importance of Vitamin D for more than just bone health.  We all know that we need Vitamin D to helps us absorb calcium, but lately we are seeing more and reasons to keep your Vitamin D levels topped off.

Link:  http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/time-for-more-vitamin-d

Starting at about September, the fall hits for most of the northern hemisphere which means less time in the sun.  From October until May, most of us who live in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware are more or less running on a deficit in our Vitamin D stores due to the position of Earth with respect to the sun (the winter season) as well as the fact that we go outside much less due to the temperature.  Some of us are also greatly affected by day light savings time as well when looking at working hours, versus time in the sun, versus active hours.

Looking at a map of the United States also shows that we have a bit of a problem when it comes to Vitamin D levels  Check out the map below:

Thanks to those scientists who figure the tough questions out for us, in the winter time MOST larger US cities are probably starved for the amount of sunlight it takes to keep your Vitamin D levels adequate!  Those who live in the Southern United States are lucky, meaning areas like Florida, Texas, Arizona and Southern California all get more sun than almost all the other areas of the United States.  You can clearly see what this means for those of us relative to New Jersey as shown in the map above.  When Vitamin D blood levels are compiled for the United States, we also feel that values taken from the southerners sometimes skew levels when compared to someone who lives in the north.  To put it simply, if you live in Miami, San Antonio, or Los Angeles, you probably get a good bit more sun than someone who lives in Philadelphia, Chicago, or Seattle!  This would stand to reason then that you probably need a bit more Vitamin D supplementation if you live above the 37th parallel, so again, see the image above!

So what else do we know about Vitamin D that really help us, take a look below:

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study

Science Daily Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170216110002.htm

Vitamin D helps to reduce respiratory infections

Science Daily Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116103005.htm

High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks

Science Daily Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160906085652.htm

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

Science Daily Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170104103543.htm

Increased levels of active vitamin D can help to optimize muscle strength

Science Daily Link:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215145953.htm

So how do you get around 1,000 IU’s each day?  

Currently, the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of Vitamin D is 400 IU’s daily.  Most low end multivitamins contain around 400 IU’s of Vitamin D for this reason. People who are living in the north in the winter time might actually need a bit more than that.  While we can’t recommend mega dosing at this time due to limited evidence, a strong amount of evidence shows that you probably should get 800-1000 IU’s daily living in areas like New Jersey.  Being that you are not living in an area like Florida, Texas or Southern California, and if your diet is not that great, you may want to think about supplementation.  Your family doctor can be a huge help here as testing your levels with blood tests is fairly simple to see what your baseline levels are.

At the office, we carry several types of supplementation avenues with respect to Vitamin D.  All of the doctors at this office use the Anabolic Labs Essential Nutrition Pack which contains high quality vitamins, minerals, and omega 3’s.  Inside the box are 30 days worth of exactly what you need.  We also carry Vitamin D Micro Tabs (very small, easy to swallow) separately, and a product known as AVED (A Vitamin Every Day), which is a high quality daily vitamin.

Click on the images below to see a larger view of the products and supplement facts:

First up, the Anabolic Labs Essential Nutrition Pack (30 days, pretty much the best you can buy hands down):

 

Next up, Anabolic Laboratories AVED-Multi (AVED means a A Vitamin Every Day):

And last, but not least, the product that a lot of our orthopedic sports medicine and family doctors refer to us for, our super tiny (EASY TO SWALLOW) Clinical D3 microtabs!

Are you in need of even more information about Vitamin D?  Check out this paper from the Mayo Clinic!  

Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: When to Test and How to Treat:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2912737/

Abstract:
Recent evidence for the nonskeletal effects of vitamin D, coupled with recognition that vitamin D deficiency is common, has revived interest in this hormone. Vitamin D is produced by skin exposed to ultraviolet B radiation or obtained from dietary sources, including supplements. Persons commonly at risk for vitamin D deficiency include those with inadequate sun exposure, limited oral intake, or impaired intestinal absorption. Vitamin D adequacy is best determined by measurement of the 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration in the blood. Average daily vitamin D intake in the population at large and current dietary reference intake values are often inadequate to maintain optimal vitamin D levels. Clinicians may recommend supplementation but be unsure how to choose the optimal dose and type of vitamin D and how to use testing to monitor therapy. This review outlines strategies to prevent, diagnose, and treat vitamin D deficiency in adults.

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What Anabolic Laboratories Supplements Does The Office Keep IN STOCK?

We get a lot of calls from patients all over Southern New Jersey looking for specific Anabolic Laboratories supplements in stock so we are compiling a list of what we normally keep around the office.  Currently the items we do our best to keep in stock are as follows.  Please note that we keep these products in stock at our Laurel Springs office (right off Chews Landing Road and the Black Horse Pike).  Most locals call our area of Laurel Springs by Gloucester Township actually.

AVED Multi Vitamin – Daily Multi Vitamin

Clinical Omega 3’s (Adult Omega 3’s)

Chewable Omega 3’s (Kids Omega 3’s)

Clincal D3 Microtabs (Vitamin D)

Clinical Magneisum

CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Essential Nutrient Pack (Daily vitamin with EPA and DHA from fish oil, Vitamin D3 softgels, and Magnesium caps)

Multi-Enzyme (Digestive Enzymes)

NutraDisc (Promotes collagen production, supports rebuilding of cartilage and lowers inflammation)

PRO-ENZ (Recommended for follow up after the acute phase of injury is addressed, as support for patients with physically demanding lifestyles (heavy labor, athletes) as well as those subject to pro-inflammatory lifestyle factors (poor diet, stress, etc.))

Some of the other products we find to beneficial to our patients are the following topical creams and gels.

BioFreeze (Topical Pain Relieving Roll On Liquid)

Rock Sauce (Topical Pain Relieving Cream)

T-Relief (Topical Pain Relieving Gel)

We also keep foam rollers, lacrosse balls, and back supports for office chairs and car seats in stock at our “home-base” location in Gloucester Township, NJ.

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