LoRayne’s Ultimate Products Page *I'll be adding to this page weekly
Let’s face it, there’s a ton of dietary supplements to choose from these days. Whether you buy off the internet, from a natural products store, or grocery store—they’re everywhere. But how does one determine what constitutes a great high-quality supplement, from the less than desirable? It can be an expensive mystery for most consumers, as they pull supplements off the shelf because they read an article, or heard a well-meaning friend recommend a product. That’s why I created this page. For consumers to have a look at the brands, the research I’ve included, and read my rationale as to why I like certain brands and products. With over 30 years in the nutrition industry working alongside R & D teams to gather research to support what’s called ‘structure function claims,’ I’ve learned a thing or two about the raw materials that company’s source, and the countries they source from. Including, watching how great formulators, and not so great, put together a blend of vitamins and minerals. As always if you have any questions, please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy!
Why I love their products: Since their inception Nordic has led the way for how fish oils should be extracted. Their sustainability practices for wild caught fish is novel for this industry. Including being Non-GMO, and using technology to transform the fish oil into the most bioavailable Omega-3 on the market. Often patients have stated that they burp fish caps for the entire day after they take them. This is sign of rancidity, and a very low-quality fish supplement. You won’t get that with Nordic!
The list of health benefits for Omega-3 Fats is long. However, most Americans are extremely deficient in them and top heavy in Omega-6 Fats. Current research suggests that the ratio is 50:1 of Omega -6 to Omega-3, which should be the opposite. A list of health benefits is below for the constituents within Omega-3 fats, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).
Heart & cardiovascular health: Von Shaky, C. “Cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.”Cardiovascular Research, Volume 73, Issue 2, 15 January 2007, Pages 310–315, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardiores.2006.08.019
Brain and cognitive function: Robinson, H. et al. “Omega-3 fatty acids and cognitive function in women.” Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2010 Jan; 6(1): 119–134. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2826215/
Joint inflammation & mobility: Zivkovic, A. et al. “Dietary omega-3 fatty acids aid in the modulation of inflammation and metabolic health.” Calif Agric (Berkeley). 2011 July-September; 65(3): 106–111. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4030645/
Eye health: American Optometric Association: Omega-3 Fats and Eye Health: https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/essential-fatty-acids
Wang, H. “The Role of Fish Oil in Inflammatory Eye Diseases.” https://www.karger.com/Article/Fulltext/455818
Pregnancy and lactation: Coletta, J. et al. “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Pregnancy.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3046737/
Healthy skin: Oregon State University: “Skin health & Omega-3 Fats.” http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/essential-fatty-acids