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A 45-year-old member asked:

Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. fish oil?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
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.
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
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.

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