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What is the best fish oil supplement ?

What is the best fish oil supplement ?

Several good but...: One should choose a fish oil supplement wisely as some brands are much better than others- make sure it's been purified to remove toxins ; is in the "true triglyceride" form. My favorites are nordic naturals and omegavail by designs for health. See http://bit.Ly/1bxibwc for an interesting article but also check out the lengthy discussion to see how your simple question can have a complex answer! ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What's the best fish oil supplement to take?

What's the best fish oil supplement to take?

Good quality: marine fish oil has many research-based benefits. It makes the platelets silky so if you are on a blood thinner consult w/doc. Some folks take 6-8 caps daily under supervisaion. Poor quality MFO can be contaminated w/toxins so get a good brand that has been purified twice and is 50% EPA & 50 % DHA. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the best (in potency)fish oil supplement on market? Is it dr. Tobias or nordic naturals?

What's the best (in potency)fish oil supplement on market? Is it dr. Tobias or nordic naturals?

No Endorsement: Unfortunately we have chosen here on health tap to not endorse products. I am sorry. I would also add that I do not believe there has been any true scientific study that would answer this question specifically about these type of supplements. ...Read more

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H/Tap Dr says that "the benefit of omega fish oil supplements is marginal at best". So can we conclude that the jury is still out on it, & eat fish ?

H/Tap Dr says that "the benefit of omega fish oil supplements is marginal at best". So can we conclude that the jury is still out on it, & eat fish ?

Good idea: Fish is a great food to include in your diet and because of all the nutrients you get in fish, superior to omega-3 supplements. Two to three 4 ounce servings of low mercury fish per week is recommended: shrimp, pollock, salmon, canned light tuna, tilapia and cod. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "omega-3 fish oil" and " Omega-3 salmon oil" supplements? Which one is the best?

The same: Both are making the same claim but different formulations will supply more of the actual active ingredient, so you must read the label carefully. Better yet, eat fish! Mackerel is the best. Salmon is also good. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to give to a child 4 yrs old with trouble sleeping? Melatonin? Fish oil?

What is the best supplement to give to a child 4 yrs old with trouble sleeping?  Melatonin?  Fish oil?

Why cant he sleep?: First of all, try to find the cause for your child sleep problem. Does he take naps late afternoon? Does he rough house or play sports right before sleep? Does he drink cola, tea or other sources of caffeine. Does he have a set bed time? Tv before bed? Keep in mind his own computer, his brain, has to power down and he needs at least 45 min to do this. Go to bed and wake up at the same time daily. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex..? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more