Fish oil has never been one of my favorite supplements.
Well, to take.
It’s definitely something I make part of my regimen because of the immense benefits that Omega 3’s possess, especially in brain function.
In fact, as a child I remember running for the hills and hiding under my bed or in the bathtub the second I heard my parents reach for it in the cupboard. And quite honestly, just the thought of drinking it would cause me to dry heave and retch.
As an adult, I have come to the acceptance that Omega 3’s are an essential fatty acid and super healthy for me and though taking capsules would be easy, taking the liquid is better as it’s absorbed quicker.
I have come to the point of plugging my nose and taking that gulp daily.
That is until Ascenta offered to send me some supplements to try out.
They arrived and immediately I noticed that they were flavored!
I was stoked!
They sent me the NutraSeaHP, it is meant for individuals with active and stressful lifestyles, inflammatory conditions or looking for enhanced focus and mood. I think I am a little of all the above. Having both of my girls, they sent over NutraSea KIDS which helps build strong teeth and bones, aids in a healthy immune system and protects against colds and flu and for general well-being.
I thought I’d test it out on the girls and thought I’d bring them over to my parent’s house because they got a kick out of me giving MY kids fish oil. So, I opened up the bottle that is Very Berry flavored and offered it to my littlest, she drank it no problem. Then I gave it to my eldest and I was waiting for the retching to begin (laughing on the inside that I went through the same as a kid) only to hear her say, “MMMM, Mom! Tastes like bubble gum!“
While I was secretly slightly disappointed, I was pretty happy that getting her to take fish oil wouldn’t be difficult and I know that I am aiding in building a healthy lifestyle for both of them.
My kids loved the fish oil, I didn’t tell them it was fish oil because–well, they don’t need to know! However, I did tell Gabs that they are Omega 3’s and are essential to good health. She still thought it was cool and tasted like bubble gum.
Now, I guess the real test was in me.
I cracked the bottle open, poured it onto my spoon and down the hatch.
It did not taste fishy at all.
Like AT ALL.
It tasted great and I didn’t have to plug my nose and swallow, my parents were awaiting my reaction and they were probably slightly disappointed because taking Ascenta NutraSea HP really tastes great.
No dry-heaving, nothing.
Obviously the oil consistency is still there but, the taste actually tastes citrus-y and is beyond a godsend because taking my fish oil everyday WAS a challenge. It will also help me with an improved mood, muscle repair, skin health and so much more.
Perfect for me.
You can easily find the right product for you too–by visiting their product page.
Why didn’t we have this when I was a kid?
Another reason why I can get behind Ascenta is because I know that they provide the absolute most highest quality.
In fact, they test out every lot before it goes out so that when it gets to you, you can rest assured that it is ultra-pure.
They offer Pure Check, where you can check your bottle online for quality. You can sample their Pure Check Program, here. On their products page you can enter your batch number to see how your bottle checks out.
One of the biggest things that drew me to Ascenta was their efforts to minimizing their carbon foot print. They do this by harvesting from sustainable fisheries while accommodating “resource diversification” with the efforts to not create an imbalance in our eco-system, Ascenta has adopted a holistic view on resource harvesting and have diversified their omega-3 ingredient sources over numerous sustainable species. Meaning that they do not just rely on one species alone and risk over-fishing.
They give back.
Ascenta is also a member of 1% for the Planet which essentially gives back to Mother Earth. All members donate annually, 1% of sales to environmental organizations. Ascenta is the first natural health products manufacturer to become a member.
I can PROUDLY get behind a company like this.
Great tasting supplements that keep my children, my husband and I healthy, that is sustainable, eco-conscious and PURE.
Do you/have you taken fish oil and have you tried Ascenta yet?
Watcha waiting for?
Til next time, cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.