Dr Oz: Dr Oz’s Favorite Supplement
Dr. Oz is sharing some of the best supplements that you have probably never heard of before today. Dr. Julie Chen explained the benefits of taking a chromium supplement, which include speeding up weight loss and balancing out your blood sugar.
Dr Oz: DIM Complex Supplement Recommendation
The supplement that you have probably never heard of is one called DIM and it is actually a personal favorite of Dr. Oz’s mother-in-law. Dr. Julie Chen told Dr. Oz that it is also one of her personal favorites and she recommends it to patients all the time. She explained that taking DIM has been shown to help balance your hormones, but some of the early studies are also showing it could prevent cancer. DIM is found in many food sources, like broccoli and cabbage, but Dr. Chen recommends a supplement because you would need to eat about two pounds of cruciferous vegetables every day to get the same benefit as taking DIM in pill form. While Dr. Chen would prefer you get the nutrients from your food, she said as you age it is much harder to absorb the DIM in your diet, but the supplement is made in a format to be more easily absorbed by the body.
- Look for DIM complex
- Healthy weight: Take 100 MG per day
- Overweight/health issues: Take 200 MG per day
- Capsule form absorbs better in the body
- Look for black pepper on the label because it helps with absorption
Dr Oz: Omega-3 Krill Oil Lowers Cholesterol
Dr. Oz said that while he loves Omega-3 fish oils, the fish do not provide Omega-3s. They actually eat the Omega-3, and so he suggests a supplement that could actually provide you with more Omega-3s. Have you ever heard of krill oil? Well, it is Dr. Oz’s favorite supplement and he said there are several reasons why krill oil may be better for you than any other fish oil supplement.
- Krill oil absorbs better in the body
- Krill oil is stronger
- No burping with krill oil
- Krill oil lowers cholesterol – Take 1-3 grams per day
Dr Oz: Funny Health Commercials
Dr. Oz said that you might be able to get a lot of good health information from his show every day, but did you know you can also get a great deal of information from commercials? He found some of the funniest health commercials that spread positive messages.
The New York Health Department commercial warns about the risk of drinking soda with a man who is pouring packets of sugar down his throat to prove the point. Another New York Health Department commercial shares the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables with a couple at the grocery store who come across a person’s double chin on the floor of the produce section, which they must have “lost” while snacking on fruits and vegetables.