A 45-year-old member asked:
which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. fish oil?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Charlap answered
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Neither: I recommend wild alaskan salmon filets, burgers, canned, and sliced any day over any pill. I also recommend wild cod, halibut, and occasional herring, sardines, and anchovies (high in purines), tuna (high in mercury) as substitutes. No reason to take pills unless you really dislike fish.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Seema Patel answered
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Omega 3 is good: Many people can not eat enough fish to get sufficienct omega 3. I am a firm advocate of taking this. I like fish oil better than cod liver oil due to its purification and processing. For heart disease it is 2-4 grams, for joint paint 4-6 grams and for prevention 2grams. For mental health it is dha not epa that you need.
Answered on Sep 26, 2012
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