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Doctor insights on: Fish Oil And Cod Liver Oil

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Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

No advant.,veg. alt.: I do not know of any advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has advantages over fish oil as it is also a good source of vit a & d, not found in fish oils. Any fish or cod liver oil should be purified to remove mercury, pcb's & other toxins. Flax oils is a vegan alternative to fish oil. It has the omega 3 ala which our bodies convert to epa, but not all people make the conversion. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Help please! is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

Help please! is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Which is better for depression: fish oil or cod liver oil?

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Which is better for depression: fish oil or cod liver oil?

Fish oil fordepressi: For boosting immune system, as antioxidants, both are ok, but for treating major depression, doubt either would be that beneficial by themselves. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil, ie cod liver oil, omega 3 if you have had breast cancer?

Is it safe to take fish oil, ie cod liver oil, omega 3 if you have had breast cancer?

Tell the Surgeon: Be sure to tell your surgeon about these. These supplements increase your chances of bleeding and can increase the complication rate with biopsies and with surgery. ...Read more

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Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Lots of faith involved not sure any reliable studies comparing oils ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

Fish oils: read these: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-993-fish%20oil.aspx?activeingredientid=993&activeingredientname=fish%20oil http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil-whats-the-difference http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/fats-and-oils/item/q-what-s-the-difference-between-fish-oil-and-cod-liver-oil.html

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Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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How successful and helpful is Cod liver oil for RA patients ? Should I be taking fish oil capsules ?

How successful and helpful is Cod liver oil for RA patients ? Should I be taking fish oil capsules ?

Not a treatment pro-: -gram I'm aware of. Cod liver oil is a good vitamin supplements if U can stand the smell. I do know that fish oil does have some anti-inflammatory effect,& do not have a that horrible taste. This should not B Ur treatment for RA however, B U R Cing a rheumatologist for Ur treatment program. ...Read more

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I want to take fish oil for my dry eye and to improve overall cardio and neuro health. What is better cod liver oil or Omega 3? Any recommendations?

I want to take fish oil for my dry eye and to improve overall cardio and neuro health.  What is better cod liver oil or Omega 3?  Any recommendations?

Both has omega 3: Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that our body needs and it's a healthy fat. Both fish oil and cod live oil has omega 3, however cod liver oil has additional Vit A and D. Code liver oil may have less omega 3 but pls compare the level of omega 3. Pls watch out for mercury. Check for reputable source or use vegi table source like flax seed, chia or nuts. ...Read more

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I have had moderate acne for years and had a cystic breakout from cod liver oil. Do you think that would happen from taking vitamin a fish liver oil?

I have had moderate acne for years and had a cystic breakout from cod liver oil. Do you think that would happen from taking vitamin a fish liver oil?

Time to Rx: My concern is not whether an oil sold to you as cod liver made your acne flare, but that you have not been treated for cystic acne. This is the 21st century, and no one should have to suffer from such severe acne, period. An appropriately-aggressive scientific physician might, if appropriate, start a woman on the pill or find the right antibiotic; a dermatologist has big guns. You deserve better. ...Read more

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What exactly are the of uses cod fish oil?

What exactly are the of uses cod fish oil?

Healthy heart: Fish oil is a good way to get omega-3-fatty acids. We know that taking fish oil can lower your risk of dying from heart attack or bad heart rhythms ["sudden cardiac death"], lower high bad triglycerides, lower blood pressure. ...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