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Get Ready for Back to School and Back to Work

Get Ready for Back to School and Back to Work

Getting prepared for back to school and back to work isn’t just about buying backpacks, supplies and a funky new lunch bag; it’s also about getting your body prepared as well. While healthy routines such as exercising, getting adequate sleep, eating well and staying hydrated are all important factors, sometimes you may need extra help. This is where supplementation comes in. A good quality multivitamin fills dietary gaps, a probiotic supports digestive health, and Omega-3 essential fatty acids are important for the health of your brain and body.

Omega-3s are the basic elements of our cell membranes. Two crucial fatty acids – EPA and DHA – are primarily found in certain fish. DHA is the most important omega-3 in the brain, and EPA has been associated with improving mood disorders and reducing inflammation.[1] Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function properly, taking omega-3 fatty acids can also result in considerable health benefits. They support heart and brain health and help lower inflammation throughout your body.[2] [3] [4] They make up at least 60% of your brain and are critical for infant brain development during both the fetal and postnatal period? [5]

Omega-3 fatty acids are classified as “essential” because the human body cannot produce them on its own.[6] We must obtain them from food or supplementation. Since it’s hard to tell how much omega-3 you’re getting from food, taking a fish oil supplement is an easy option.

Renew Life® fish oils ensure the following:

TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
Renew Life® fish oils have received a 5-star rating from the IFOS™ (International Fish Oil Standards) program. This guarantees that the products meet or exceed international purity, potency and sustainability standards.

POTENCY
Renew Life® omega-3 capsules are subject to an exclusive multi-step concentration process that creates highly concentrated, ultra-pure fish oils with high potencies of EPA and DHA. This provides maximum benefits with fewer capsules.

FRIEND OF THE SEA® CERTIFICATION
All Renew Life® omega-3 fish oil supplements are Friend of the Sea® third-party certified, guaranteeing sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices are utilized.

ADDED LIPASE
All Renew Life® fish oils contain Lipase, a digestive enzyme that helps break down fatty acids.

100% FISH GELATIN CAPSULE
This is ideal for pescatarians and those who avoid gelatin capsules made from bovine or porcine.

ENTERIC-COATED CAPSULES (Except Cerebrum)
Enteric-coated capsules provide a targeted release method to help reduce fishy burps.

Take Your Pick

Super Critical Omega contains 1160mg of fish oil in each capsule, including 790mg of EPA, 140mg of DHA and 1000 IU of vitamin D. It helps support and maintain cardiovascular health and helps in the development and maintenance of bones and teeth.

Critical Omega contains 1175 mg of fish oil in each capsule, including 490mg of EPA and 240mg of DHA. It helps maintain good overall health, supports a healthy mood balance, cardiovascular health, brain function and cognitive health.

Ultra EPA contains 1212mg of fish oil in each capsule, including 1000mg of EPA and 12.6mg of DHA. It supports cardiovascular health, helps to reduce serum triglycerides and helps to promote healthy mood balance.

Cerebrum contains 567mg of fish oil in each capsule, including 540mg of DHA and 27mg of DHA, and 200mg of Cereboost (American Ginseng Root). It helps temporarily support working memory, attention and accuracy and aids overall cognitive health and brain function.

Now that you understand Omega-3 let’s discuss probiotics. The human body contains trillions of tiny microscopic bacteria, and the gastrointestinal tract is home to the largest concentration and highest diversity of bacteria in the body. While some bacteria are associated with disease, others are important for your health. They produce vitamins that we do not have the genes to make, they help break down our food to extract nutrients, they teach our immune systems how to distinguish dangerous invaders from harmless ones, and they produce helpful anti-inflammatory compounds that fight off disease-causing microbes.[7]

Renew Life® has an extensive line-up of multi-strain probiotic formulas for all stages of life. They are guaranteed potent until date of expiry and backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee*. Here we will discuss three formulas in particular:

Renew Life® Kids Daily Boost Probiotic is a shelf-stable formula with 10 billion active cultures from 2 clinically studied probiotic strains to help support children’s respiratory tract and intestinal/gastrointestinal health. Offered in a convenient, fruit punch flavoured, fast-melting powder, it’s a format that’s fun for kids to take.

Renew Life® Kids Ultimate Flora Probiotic is a refrigerated formula with 10 billion active cultures from 9 probiotic strains to help support kids’ intestinal and gastrointestinal health. It comes in a delicious chewable berry flavoured tablet that kids love to take.

Renew Life® Extra Care™ Probiotic is a shelf-stable formula with 50 billion active cultures from 12 probiotic strains, including Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the #1 Clinically Studied Strain for Immune Health.† It helps reduce functional gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation, flatulence and abdominal pain and helps reduce the risk of developing upper-respiratory tract illness in physically active adults.

Staying healthy this fall means being proactive. Do what you can to support your body, and it will support you.

References:
[1] Dyall SC. Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and the brain: a review of the independent and shared effects of EPA, DPA and DHA. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 2015; 7:52.
[2] n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16841861 – accessed 21 Jun 2022
[3] EPA and DHA reduce LPS-induced inflammation responses in HK-2 cells: evidence for a PPAR-gamma-dependent mechanism – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15698426 – accessed 21 Jun 2022
[4] Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on the Gut Microbiota – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5751248/
[5] Chang CY et al. Essential fatty acids and human brain. Acta Neurologica Taiwanica. 2009; 18(4): 231-41.
[6] Shireman R. Essential fatty acids. Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition (2nd edition). 2003. 2169-2176. – accessed 21 Jun 2022
[7] Canadian Society of Intestinal Research Staff. (2018). Food & Microbes: A Lifetime Commitment. Available: https://badgut.org/information-centre/a-z-digestive-topics/food-and-microbes/. Last accessed 20 Jun 22.
* 60-day money-back guarantee – Terms and Conditions apply, see renewlife.ca/customer-service
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG strain, PubMed Immune Clinical Trials Sept 2021
Renew Life Fish Oils and Kids Ultimate Flora Probiotic

About the Author: Caroline Farquhar RHN, EMP, BA, National Training Manager for Renew Life®

Caroline Farquhar

Specializing in digestive care and cleansing, Caroline has been educating audiences through seminars, TV and radio appearances across the country on the topic of how to achieve better health naturally. Caroline has written and published articles for magazines and websites and has created educational programs and taught at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.