I am working on improving my nutrition and in my reading figured out that I was probably severely deficient in DHA, one of the omega-3 fatty acids. This is the one that helps with brain function. (ALA, which I was already getting from plant sources such as flax seed, helps the heart.)
One of the reasons I was not previously taking an omega-3 supplement is that they usually come in these big horse pills that cannot be cut in half because they are filled with fish oil. I suppose you could just open the pill and eat the oil, but that doesn't sound very pleasant, does it?
Being one of those people with a bizarre psychological issue with pill swallowing (since I was a young child), I always look for alternatives to pills. I can take small pills (a small tablet is just fine), but larger pills I need to cut up and put into food to take. The main reason I have been remiss in taking supplements regularly is the pill factor.
Once again, a big government entity is attempting to regulate the use of herbs, vitamins, and other supplements through heavy-handed tactics. In this latest FDA push, you may not be able to suggest to someone try a fruit juice, because to suggest that a juice has therapeutic qualities would thus make it a "drug" and subject to regulation.
Can you imagine? If you tell someone to drink their orange juice because it's good for you, you could be arrested for practicing medicine without a license!