Aloe, Fruits and Veggies, Flax

Aloe, Fruits and Veggies, Flax

Aloe,  Fruits and VeggiesQ: What are your thoughts on aloe to decrease inflammation?

A: Aloe does have some compounds to decrease inflammation, it is helpful to those with joint inflammation and arthritis.  It has uses to help with intestinal problems and also assists the immune system function as well as reduced blood sugar in those with diabetes (Type 2).  If you are considering it as a supplement, this is a very good one, and this link offers more info on the benefits of aloe: Aloe 200x by Designs For Health (DFH)

Q: What are your thought on veggie and fruit supplements?

A: They are fine, especially if organic.  They can provide a good level of antioxidant nutrients found in food, but taking them is not a replacement for eating a diet high in fruits and veggies.  We have quite a selection of food based supplements here: Whole Food Supplements

Q: Do you recommend Flax or Omega 3 supplements? Doesn’t Flax contain some Omega 6 and 9?

A: Yes, Flax does contain some Omega 6 & 9 as well as Omega 3.  However, the type of Omega 3 fatty acid in flax oil is not converted into DHA/EPA by many people, so often times taking a fish oil supplement is essential to ensure a good level of DHA/EPA is delivered to the body.  I don’t see any problem with taking flax seed oil or using it as a topping on veggies or using flax seeds.  It can be helpful for women because of the lignan content in the flax has some protective phytoestrogens.  However, it may be best to also take a good fish oil if you are not already doing so.  Here is a link to our selection of them on our site: Fish Oils: Omega 3

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