1. How do you grow the clary sage plants that are used for My Sage Monster product?
They are grown without herbicides, pesticides or any other chemical treatment by a certified organic producer, complying with EU and NOP organic standards. The beautiful fields of clean and fertile soil are located close to the Sea, where the climate is soft, warm, and humid. The harvesting period is from the middle of June to the middle of July. Clary sage is a beautiful perennial plant. The first year does not give a yield. During the second year, it gives a high quality harvest. The third year, provided there is sufficient humidity and care, it gives 50% of the second year's yield. After that, the plant is taken out and the field needs to rest for at least 4 years until a new crop is planted.
2. How do I take "My Sage Monster" product?
You can put the oil directly in your mouth using the dropper or put it on your salads, steamed veggies, potatoes, etc. Be creative. Generally, it is best to take it with your food... 2 droppers with a meal 1 to 3 times per day. A total of 1/2 teaspoon per day. It is NOT recommended for cooking.
3. Do I really need Omega-3?
Yes, it is wise to take ALA Omega-3 in today's modern society suffering from a lot of inflammation. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which the body does not produce. It can help to balance the high intake of Omega-6 (from cheap oils like corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, soybean oil, and many other food sources) to cut down inflammation. In summary: Omega-3 helps to support cardiovascular health, blood sugar control, brain health, mood, memory, digestive function, immune function, overall health and longevity.
4. What is the best source of Omega-3?
Clary Sage seed oil is by far the best source because it is a plant-based, vegan and stable oil ( 2 years at room temperature), whereas most other oils like flax seeds, chia, krill, algae and fish oils get rancid easily, and can damage our health.
5. What is an optimal ratio of Omega-3 versus Omega-6 in my diet?
Various experts recommend from 1 : 1 to 1: 5 ratio for a healthy diet. Many people have 1 : 15 and some even 1 : 50 ratio with their junk food diet, which can cause a lot of inflammation and sickness.
6. How much Omega-3 should I supplement daily?
It really depends on your diet. We suggest a minimum of 1 gram of Omega-3 (2 droppers of Clary Sage seed oil). If you are fighting inflammation with this natural anti-inflammatory, take 2 or 3 grams of Omega-3. Never exceed 5 grams per day.
7. Why is it important to avoid polluted or rancid oil?
We do not want to pollute our bodies. Most toxins/pollution are fat-soluble and consumed with oils. They are stored in the body, including in the brain, and in the long run can create a lot of health issues. Furthermore, polyunsaturated fat oxidizes easily, becomes rancid, and creates inflammation in our body.
8. Why are krill and algae not a perfect Omega-3 solution?
Krill and algae oil get easily rancid in our bodies, and cause long-term cellular aging as many oils do. Furthermore they do NOT contain any ALA which lowers insulin resistance, improves cell membrane permeability, and many other functions.
9. What does the fish industry not want us to know?
Fish oil is highly processed, contains too much EPA and often is not 100% pure. Chemicals and metals even in super small amounts over time can accumulate in our bodies and cause serious health issues. Also ALA is missing.
10. What should we know about flax oil?
Flax oil and flax seeds are extremely unstable: they get rancid in 20 minutes. Consume only fresh ground seeds in small amounts. Eating them in large amounts can trigger allergies.
11. Would you recommend chia seeds?
Chia can cause digestive issues.
12. Hippocrates: "How can a man die when he has sage in his garden?"
Sage is a medicinal plant. There are many varieties of sage plants... not all are alike. Clary sage is special and unique.
We are blessed to have access to this powerful, stable, plant-based, better Omega-3 oil. It is truly a happy oil.
13. What is the importance of ALA versus EPA/DHA?
ALA (alpha linoleic acid) comes from plants, and the body can easily convert to the small amounts of EPA/DHA needed. By itself EPA/DHA is unstable (more double bonds), and can create more inflammation. Too much EPA is toxic and depresses killer cells.
Disclaimer: We do not claim to prevent, heal or cure medical conditions.