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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are fish oil supplements good for you?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: In general yes, however, these are frequently not regulated by the fda since they are supplements. However omega-3 fatty acids have a number of positive benefits.
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hype : Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman".
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Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 22 years experience
Depends : Fish oil is obviously sourced from fish - which can harbor toxins from our oceans (oxymetazoline). These may make their way into fish oil, unfiltered = not so good for you. The goal is omega3's. What most people don't know is that fish obtain omega 3's from their diet of algae. So - if you purchase an algae sourced omega-3 you can avoid potential toxins from fish ... Go to the source, algae. Skip the fish.
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes, as long: As it's only fish oil, only two inspected by FDA for purity, Lovaza and Vascepa. Vascepa is pure EPA and Lovaza DHA/EPA
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the a good fish oil supplement?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Many : Fish ol supplements are not controlled, so it's "russian roulette" when choosing one over the counter. Prescription fish oils are properly controlled & are more reliable. Lovaza is prescription grade fish oils with the proper amount of docosahaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids with assured purity & free from toxic substances that can accumulate in sea fish.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Which is the most effective and most effective fish oil supplement?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil.
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A member asked:

What is the best fish oil supplement ?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Fish oil: Ask your local pharmacist for a pharmacutical grade fish oil. Lovaza is a great choice, if your ins. Will pay.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

I'm curious as to what has been your experience with fish oil supplements?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Is fish oil good for you?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
It may be: It may lower triglycerides.
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