Where are you getting your fish oils?

February 23, 2017


Huh? Fish oils? Why do I need those? Believe it or not people aren't aware of or feel they need to take fish oils regularly. Not to throw another "thing you should do" at you but Omega 3's which are found in fish oils are incredibly important to your daily health and of course, to your skin care routine. 

Among the many things that fish oils provide are essential fatty acids. These are indeed essential. They benefit the cardiovascular system, brain and cognitive function, eye health, pregnancy and lactation, joint mobility, healthy hair, supports your immune system, and yes, finally your skin!!


Additionlly most of our diets don't provide us with the beneficial amounts that we need. The American diet specifically has the lowest intake of Omega 3's of any developed country.  We need but can't produce the amounts of Omega 3's, 6's, 9's that we need to get all those great benefits.  In case you are wondering what it's like to not get the proper amount of Omega-3's, here's a quick list of the possible signs of an 

Omega-3 deficiency:


- Poor memory

- Immune weakness

- Dry Skin, eczema, hair loss

- Mood swings or depression

- Poor circulation

- Heart problems

- Reproductive problems


Sure this could also just be a side effect of age (insert eye roll here) however it's always best to consult with a Physcian to properly diagnose this type of deficiency.


So lets just say you've been looking into adding this supplement to diet and you're just curious as to where to find them.  As you may know from the previous blogs, here at Shia we can be quite particular about our sources.  Whether we are sourcing ingredients for our all natural products or just in how we maintain our own diets, we do our research.


So this week we are turning the spotlight on Nordic Naturals, the best place we believe, to get the highest quality fish oils. www.nordicnaturals.com  There mission is to make the world's safest, most effective nutrients essential to health. Okay,that's a pretty good start! 

Alright what else do they have to offer? Quite a bit actually. 


  • They surpass Intl. Pharmaceutical Standards
  • Sustainable Sourcing
  • Award-Winning Purity levels
  • Execeptional Freshness Levels
  • Environmental Responsibility 
  • Leading supplier of fish oils worldwide

Let's just talk about the not so obvious reasons. When purchasing quality fish oils the main goal is to get the highest quality so you get all the benefits. Nordic Naturals follows very strict Govermnental Quality Standards that unfortunately we don't have in the U.S. They adhere to the stringent European Pharmacopoeia Standard (EPS) as well as the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and, yes AND, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED). These standards guarantee quality products by settling maximum allowances on peroxides, heavy metals, dioxins, and PCB'sAdditionally every batch of oil used in their products is third-party tested for environmental toxins ensuring that every product exceeds Intl. quality standards and is at least 750 times purer than fish. 

Why does all of this matter? Previously we've discussed getting the proper amounts of Vitamin D and the best ways to do that. Well the simplest answer is fish oils and after looking into many different companies we believe that Nordic Naturals is your best source for quality fish oils.


Wherever you choose to purchase your fish oils or any supplements make sure that company is going to provide you with the best quality product because your personal goal should be to improve your overall health and wellness. 


At Shia Skin Care, as much as we are an all natural skin care brand we also believe in empowering you to make informed choices whether it's about the ingredients in your face masks or the source of your supplements. 

Taking care of your skin comes in many forms so take that extra step to better yourself and your skin. 



Be comfortable in your skin

-Team Shia

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