It is amazing to me just how many sea creatures contribute to our health in one way or another. It is estimated over 2.2 million marine species live in the sea. Audi estimated 8.7 million species alive on earth a quarter of them are in oceans, lakes, rivers, and bodies of water.
The ocean is a bountiful treasure trove for pharmaceutical and supplements companies and health food stores the world over. There are probably thousands if not hundreds of thousands of marine animal products with an ingredient from some aquatic animal or creature.
We may be familiar with Marine animal products from the ocean from our childhood. More than likely our introduction came the way of Cod liver oil. Yes, it is what it is. It’s oil from the livers of Codfish. Well, my mother never knew what the benefits were shoving that nasty stuff down my throat. It still seemed to be the go-to over the counter medicine whenever I had the sniffles.
Shark: “Squalene is a natural organic compound originally obtained for commercial purposes primarily from shark liver oil (hence its name, as Squalus is a genus of sharks)” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squalene
The list could go on and on and on about marine animal products. Too many for me to count and the basic point I’m wishing to make is that there is some strange uses of marine animal products…
Recently when a certain memory supplement was advertising the use of a certain sea creature as their active ingredient.
The Memory Supplement Might Help Me!
The certain memory supplement, I won’t name, but I’m sure you saw the commercial or ad around… The big selling point was the type of fish product they use. It’s not really a fish but it has the name fish in it.
It got me thinking about how they discovered the so-called memory improvement components of the chemical.
Going from my memory alone, I sought out to draw how I think they learned about the benefits of the marine animal.
In my mind, it involves a surfer getting an octopus stuck on his head that helps him remember something.
That is what I drew in today’s Mental Health Humor cartoon.
The one big problem is the memory supplement I was thinking of doesn’t use octopus. Rather a chemical that is made from Jelly Fish!
I forgot and couldn’t remember, perhaps I need this product after all.
Originally Posted at Chato Stewart’s Mental Health Humor at Psych Central: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor
We’ve talked about taking medication the last few blog posts. Whether you are for medication or for something stronger and all natural like COFFEE, I feel it’s a personal choice.
Stewart, Chato. (2018). Psych Central. Retrieved on Dec 20, 2018, from
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