So shocked by the transformation, I decided I needed to give the fishy stuff a legitimate try on myself.
I splurged and bought the Nordic Naturals Complete Omega 3-6-9 ~ instead of the Costco variety we
tried years ago that had 248 of the 250 softgels remaining when it reached it's expiration date ~
because the claim of "no fishy aftertaste" turned out to be nothing more than, well, as some might
say, a fish tale (insert eye roll emoji).
Still determined and optimistic, I reluctantly swallowed the brownish-yellow softgel. And WOW... no
wonder Caroline takes the stuff so easily. It actually tasted ONLY like Lemon.
Then I waited... I took another the next day and then -- sometime between Caroline asking for the
forbidden Build-a-Bear computer game for the 37th time and being late for her therapy -- I realized, I
felt great! Almost as if the sun was shining (though it was not) and nothing could get me down. I also
felt as if my thoughts were clearer and started to wonder if it could actually be the fish oil?!!
Each day I felt the same, happier, less forgetful and more tolerant - triple win! Then, obsessed with
my new found 'magic pills,' I started having my husband take them and found a noticeable difference
in the amount of chores I could ask him to do before he complains! As an added benefit, my nails
have never been stronger and my knees have stopped hurting when I carry the dead weight known
as 'Caroline sleeping' up the 18 agonizing stairs to her room.
All in all, I'm amazed and will be a repeat customer for a very long time. I don't need any more studies
to tell me why we ~ and especially our kids ~ need to take them, but here's one if you're interested:
Brain health dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils
If your kids like chewables, I'd recommend trying: Nordic Naturals Omega 3-6-9 Junior
(please be aware these chewables actually are more of the 'gusher' - bite and squirt - variety)
April 26, 2011
Cod Liver Oil... make mine a double.
I recently took Caroline off her Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil for a week... just
to see. I saw alright. I saw bad behavior, tantrums, less use of language and
just overall unpleasantness.
I kept trying to attribute it to other things and not until the end of the week,
looking back at my notes, did I start to think there could be a link.
I put her back on it... again, just to see. Skeptically thinking there was no way it
was singlehandedly responsible for the demise of my otherwise happy
daughter's mood, I amazed when, within a day, she was 'fixed' and has
remained that way since.
And the next time you've had a day that calls for a stiff drink after the kids are finally
asleep, you may consider instead taking some of their Omega's, you just might feel
surprisingly well the next morning... something a double strength martini (despite it's
obvious short term benefits) can't quite deliver.