Nick

Kara

5.26.2011

May is mental health month! GNC $100 giftcard Giveaway


In the month of May, I’ve definitely started to think about hormones and the role they play in everyday life! After quitting nursing rather abruptly with Kara after she lost interest and I stopped finding the time to pump, I definitely suffered a hormonal crash.  Taking advice from readers, I started making more effort to eat my flaxseed and also ordered GNC’s OMEGA WOMAN.

Supplement 
Facts
Serving Size   2 Soft Gels
Servings Per Container  60
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories    9.00    
Calories from Fat    9.00    
Total Fat    1.00 g   2% 
Saturated Fat    0.00 g   0% 
Trans Fat    0.00 g    
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)    15.00 IU   50% 
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)    33.00 mg   ** 
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)    22.00 mg   ** 
Other Omega-3s    7.00 mg   ** 
Evening Primrose Oil    800.00 mg   ** 
Gamma Linoleic Acid (Omega-6)    76.00 mg   ** 
Oleic Acid (omega-9)    50.00 mg   ** 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients:  Evening Primrose Oil, purified deep sea fish oil (from anchovies and sardines), soft gel capsule (gelatin, water, glycerin, natural lemon oil), Natural Lemon Oil, d-alpha tocopherol, Rosemary Extract No gluten, milk derivatives, or artificial colors or flavors. Storage Instructions:  Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight/


I haven't started using this yet but I will let you know what I think!

I picked this with the gift card that I received for reviewing the Phenom recovery drink.  In my diet, I eat flaxseed which is rich in Omega-3. Other than that, I have had salmon now twice in my life and before that have not had fish in 19 years!  I wanted to do some research on the omega vitamins and their benefits. Below is what I found.

The University of Maryland did a study and found that omegas are good for various things, including depression, menstrual pain and breast and prostate cancers.

Fish, plant, and nut oils are the primary dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are found in cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, sardines, tuna, and herring. ALA is found in flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, canola (rapeseed) oil, soybeans, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, purslane, perilla seed oil, walnuts, and walnut oil. Other sources of omega-3 fatty acids include sea life such as krill and algae

Here is an article with 11 benefits of omegas for women.
Web MD reports:
The benefits of omega-3s include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to reduce symptoms of hypertension, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain and other rheumatoid problems, as well as certain skin ailments. Some research has even shown that omega-3s can boost the immune system and help protect us from an array of illnesses including Alzheimer's disease.

Also it is careful to note that you can overdose on fish oils and doing so can increase your risk of bleeding or bruising. It is recommended you take the supplements after talk to a doctor first.  (web MD
Some recipes rich in omegas!

GNC $100 GIVEAWAY
Would you like to win a $100 to GNC to buy some omegas for yourself?
(or other products of your choice)

GNC has graciously offered a $100 giftcard to a random reader. Here are the rules below:
You must:
1) Become a fan of the GNC facebook page AND
2) follow the GNC twitter accounts
@GNCLiveWell  and @JeffHennion.
3) Answer the question:
Do you take OMEGA supplements? What kind of foods do you eat that are rich in omegas?

Leave a comment below that you have done so.
(ALL 3 are MANDATORY, please leave one comment)



11 comments:

  1. You should try chia seeds, love them.

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  2. Oh my gosh - I love your header! Cutest thing ever :) I'd love to win a gift card but don't really spend a lot of time on Facebook and refrain from "liking" too many things. But I'd like to try these uber-popular Chia seeds one day! I've only recently started taking a Multi-vitamin - such problems with my moods, etc. And I've been told they help...I'll try anything! But haven't branched into more specific kinds like the omega's and stuff (although that's supposed to help with depression and stuff too I think?)

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  3. I would too, but don't have a Twitter account. Even though I'm not eligible, your post still makes me realize that I need to be taking in more Omega-3's. Thanks!

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  4. I like GNC on FB and twitter as well as Jeff hennion. I used to take omega 3 religiously, but ran out and never bought more. So $100 gift cert would get me back on track!

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  5. I like GNC on facebook but I don't have a twitter account. I take omega 3 in my prenatal but I LOVE salmon!!

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  6. did the required stuff and I love CHIA seeds. Eat them in my oats ALOT! Also take Dr Coopers Omega supplement but before that it was always Nordic Naturals...great quality!

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  7. 1. I'm a fan of the GNC Facebook page.
    http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87

    2. I follow @GNCLiveWell & @JeffHennion on Twitter as @calidreamin87.

    3. I don't take OMEGA supplements & I don't really eat anything rich in omegas.

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  8. I'm a fan of the facebook page and I'm a follower of both Twitter accounts. :)

    I don't take any sort of supplement, but I love eating salmon and walnuts... super tasty sources!

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  9. I'm a fan on Facebook, I follow both on Twitter (I'm windyrunner), and I sometimes take fish oil. I'd like to get a good regime going.

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  10. I am a fan of the GNC facebook page (Anne-Marie T)

    Following the GNC twitter accounts @GNCLiveWell and @JeffHennion.(Twitter id @amt946)

    I do take OMEGA supplements (Udo Oil)

    I eat salmon which is rich in omegas

    amt(at)telus(dot)net

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  11. Like GNC on FB, Follow GNC and Jeff Hennion on Twitter. And I don't supplement with omega's, but I eat a lot of fish.

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