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Have you ever had times in your life that you just wanted to cry or throw something?  Have you been so overwhelmed that you could hardly function?  When I was raising my kids, there were times that they were so…….how can I say this and have you still think I am a nice, sweet lady………obnoxious and hateful that I could almost understand how a mom could abuse her kids!  Almost. Where were those B Complex vitamins when I needed them so badly???? 

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I didn’t know about those wonderful B’s then, but about 27 years ago when I was working 12 to 14 hour days and was in BIG TIME stress, a dear friend told me she had some “Happy Vitamins” that would help me cope with all the stuff in my life.  I didn’t really believe her, but I needed some help, so I thought, “Why not?”  Those small yellow pills made such a HUGE DIFFERENCE in my life that I believe they may have saved my life. They gave me “cope-ability”!


Since B’s feed the nerves, they have a profound effect on mental and emotional stability. And our immune system, our brain, our skin and our hormones NEED the B vitamins. Many cases of dementia are really a case of B deficiency. I want to hasten to say that you MUST have ALL the essential B’s in a balanced complex for them to be really beneficial.  If you take an isolated B for a long period of time, they are out of balance and you’ll have a deficiency in another B. And you must be aware that B’s, as well as C vitamins, are water soluble and you don’t store them.  They are used up rapidly, especially by stress and medications and environmental issues.  And also when we eat or drink white flour, sugar, caffeine or alcohol, we burn more B’s just to metabolize these foods.

B’s are normalizers: if you are fatigued, they help to give you energy (they convert your food to energy).  If you are hyperactive, they help you to calm down.  But I wouldn’t want to take them 2 hours before bedtime as you probably wouldn’t  be able to go to sleep!  They are usually lost in a couple of hours, by the way, and need to be replaced to keep the blood levels up. B’s seem to reduce cravings for sweets, believe it or not.  And a slight deficiency can cause abnormal heart action, constipation, and mental depression.There are many other reasons why you would want to take B’s, but it’s bedtime for me and I must get off this computer!  Of course before I close,  you must know that I have found that Shaklee’s B Complex is superior to others.  They even have one in the daily Vitalizer pack that is a sustained release B and C and releases some of both every hour for 12 hours.  It gets the right B to the right place at the right time.  Can’t beat that! 

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Well, I am glad you asked because Omega 3’s offer our bodies tremendous support in so many areas. They are in deep and cold-water fish oils, and most of us  just don’t eat enough of that kind of fish! And many of the fish are so full of toxins that they aren’t safe to eat. It is VERY difficult to purify them without degradation from heat and oxidative damage; consequently there are many contaminated Omega 3 supplements out there, believe it or not!  Since supplementing with EPA and DHA, all omega 3’s, is the only way to be sure we have a beneficial amount in our systems, we have a dilemma.  Are there any out there that have been proven to be pure?

I have found one called Omega Guard that is produced with a low temperature purification process that removes harmful contaminants & is safe and pure. I will share where to get it with anyone who is interested. Here are some of the benefits you could get from these amazing Omega 3’s:

  • Reduced the risk of heart disease & stroke
  • Lower triglycerides & cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Keep blood from clotting too quickly
  • Has anti-inflammatory capabilities
  • Help with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Help with migraines
  • Help with psoriasis & eczema
  • Help with ADD
  • Help with depression/mental illness
  • Help repair myelin sheath
  • Essential for pregnancy for development of baby’s brain

I don’t know about you, but I definitely like these benefits! By the way, some of the “good fats” that are sources for the body’s necessary amounts of daily fat are monounsaturated fats like avocado, peanut, flax, olives, & canola oil.  Other choices are sunflower, safflower, corn, and soybean oils.  Saturated oils are definitely to be avoided.

Until next time, here’s to your good health!

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