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Doctor insights on: I Would Like To Take Cod Liver Oil Or Krill Oil And Would Like Your Advice

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I would like to take cod liver oil or krill oil and would like your advice?

I would like to take cod liver oil or krill oil and would like your advice?

Fine: Cod liver oil contains vitamin a, vitamin d and omega-3 fatty acid, krill oil has high levels of omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 is helpful in lowering triglycerides and may have beneficial effects on the heart, may increase level of vitamin a and d; however the level of vitamin a may become too high if you consume too much of fish oil. So do it with moderation, as always consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Can I take krill oil and cod liver oil together safely?

Can I take krill oil and cod liver oil together safely?

Yes: Both krill and cod liver oil are excellent sources of essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. Cod Liver Oil also contains Vitamins A and D. Krill oil may be more readily absorbed and is an excellent source of astaxanthin. It is safe to take these together. One would have to take very large amounts for either or both to be hazardous. See http://draxe.com/cod-liver-oil/ for more info. ...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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Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Is krill oil better than cod liver oil?

Perhaps a bit but...: Krill oil and cod liver oil are both excellent sources of essential Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The main thing krill oil has that cod liver oil does not is Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant with many proven benefits (see http://products.mercola.com/astaxanthin/). But krill oil costs much more so you could take cod liver oil and supplement with astaxanthin. See my comment: ...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 it ok to take cod liver oil and lysine together?

Is it ok to take cod liver oil and lysine together?

Check RDD: cod liver oil is high in lysine so best to check how much lysine you'd be getting. best to stick to no more than the recommended daily dosage. ...Read more

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Can i take cod liver oil tablets even though i suffer with gout?

Can i take cod liver oil tablets even though i suffer with gout?

Yes: Although consumption of organ meats high in purine content such as beef, lamb, and pork, can contribute to gout attacks, cod liver oil pills should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to take cod liver oil with xenical tablets?

Is it a problem to take cod liver oil with xenical tablets?

Yes: You will "poop" it all out and you won't have enough clean underwear to go around. Put a cork in it and don't take it together (if taking xenical at all!). ...Read more

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Can we take cod liver oil (seven seas capsules) with neurobion Forte? Do we have side effects?

Can we take cod liver oil (seven seas capsules) with neurobion Forte? Do we have side effects?

Probably: I don't know what is in Neurobion Forte but I'm not aware of any known interaction with fish oils and other substances. I think excess amounts of cod liver oil can cause some liver problems but it requires as I recall quite a lot of it to create a problem. ...Read more

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I am 23 years old and I take cod liver oil softgels and biotin in combination.is this good combination or both have any absorption effect?

I am 23 years old and I take cod liver oil softgels and biotin in combination.is this good combination or both have any absorption effect?

Fine: There is no problem taking Cod Liver Oil and biotin together. They should both be well-absorbed and neither will interfere with absorption of the other. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cod liver oil and evening primrose oil at the same time?

Yes, but: Yes but i can think of no reason a healthy 21 year old would want to take either one, let alone both. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cod liver oil (which contains high amount Vit A) with a multivitamin (also containing Vit A)?

Is it safe to take cod liver oil (which contains high amount Vit A) with a multivitamin (also containing Vit A)?

Vitamin A: Unless you have a lab study indicating that your vitamin a is low I suggest you not use cod liver old unless your doc asked you to. High quality Marine Fish Oil would be a good substitute if you are not on a blood thinner. Please see your doc to coordinate this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I take cod liver oil 550mg with vitamin A & D two times a day and I accidentally took 3. Recommended dose is 1 or 2. Is it serious???

I take cod liver oil 550mg with vitamin A & D two times a day and I accidentally took 3. Recommended dose is 1 or 2. Is it serious???

No: The average 500 mg capsule of cod liver oil contains approximately 1000 IU of Vitamin A and 225 IU of Vitamin D. The acute toxic dose of Vitamin A for an average adult is >660,000 units of Vitamin A, which would be 600 capsules of cod liver oil. Acute toxicity of Vitamin D in adults is generally a non-issue as it would take a massive overdose to cause acute symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take cod liver oil, vitamin b, iron supplements, vitamin d along with multivitamins everyday? or is it too much?

Is it ok to take cod liver oil, vitamin b, iron supplements, vitamin d along with multivitamins everyday? or is it too much?

Likely too much: If you are eating a mixed diet and drinking milk, you probably do not need any supplements. You should avoid iron supplements. If you must, take a multivitamin without iron. ...Read more