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Krill Oil Vs Omega 3 6 9
Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?
EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The preparations you were using may not have delivered this much of each component in the capsules you were taking, so you needed more. Please know that if you eat wild alaskan salmon, sardines, etc at least twice each week, you may not need supplements. ...Read more
My age is 35 have high cholestrol & m planning to start GNC triple strength fish oil plus krill softgels or should I start GNC triple omega 3-6-9 soft?
It is but: There is omega 3 in krill oil and it is in many other forms Such as TherOmega which you can get on the internet. But caution there are side effects of omega 3 - some get extra heart beats ...Read more
Now krill oil is being touted as the better Omega-3 that is more pollution-free, besides having the antioxidant astaxanthin. Are all brands equal?
Definitly not equal:
studies on supplements demonstrate what happens when you have an industry taht is totally unregulated:
you have no idea what you are getting and no idea of the storage requirements nor expiration date.
The best we have is USP certified and that still lacks some imporatne telements like expiration date. ...Read more
1 gm of krill oil (420mg omega-3) and 1 gm of fish oil (500mg omega-3) is there any different in terms of efficiency and absorption ?
See below: Both are good sources of omega-3's & both should be purchased from reliable sources. Major concern is possible mercury contamination, which is more likely & in higher concentration in fish as they are higher in food chain & toxins are more concentrated. Krill come from deep antarctic waters where toxins are less likely to be found. Sources also recommend astaxanthin (an antioxidant) be present. ...Read more
Hi Docs! May I please ask if at the very minimum could 1 gm of molecularly-distilled Omega 3 normal fish oil + 500mg of krill fish oil be ok per day?
It should be: It should but you can discuss this with your physician in case there are other aspects of your health issues we are not aware of. ...Read more
Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?
Omega 3: Dose of Omega 3 depends on what you are using it for. If not on a blood thinner a typical does is 2 1000 mg caps daily for general health. Check w/your doctor. If you are lowering triglycerides it depends on the level of the triglycerides. If used as an anti-inflammatory check w/doc but one MAY need 2 - 3 X the average dose. Quality is important. Nordic Naturals is a good brand. Peace. ...Read more
I take an omega 3 vitamin, is it true that krill omega 3 is better. Should i be taking it instead of mine. Thank you.
There is not one be: There is not one better than the other. What you need to knwo if do you have a product that actually hs omega 3 in it. Some of these products do not and the FDA does not scrutinize the contents like it does drugs.certin products liek lovasa which is a drug and theromega do check there contents to see what the contents are. Until we have head to head trial we will not know aboout ...Read more
What's a difference between fish oil capsules and omega 3-6-9 capsules? Which ones should I take as a diabetic?
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". ...Read more
Eat wild salmon: It is far healthier to consume omega-3s from a natural source such as wild salmon than from fish oil or synthetic forms. The question is why are you taking this supplement in the first place? To reduce cholesterol? Anti-inflammatory? Anti-coagulant? Brain health? Whatever the reason, wild pacific salmon is still preferable. Don't buy into the hype that the pills are nearly as beneficial. ...Read more
Probably: Safe. But why would you do such a thing? ...Read more
I am body building and wanted to know what would e better for me to take. Omega 3 and 6, 1000mg or salmon oil omega 3, 1000mg?
It depends: No universal answer; it depends on your diet and genetics. No sure what type of omega 3 ; 6 is in that one, but salmon oil has epa ; dha. The salmon oil is probably better but make sure it is purified. There are many subtleties to choosing a quality fish oil- see http://chriskresser.Com/the-definitive-fish-oil-buyers-guide and read the comments if you want quite an education about this! ...Read more
Generally No: The benefits shown in research are minimal at best.Not worth the money! altho more research would be helpful. ...Read more
Fish oil: It is probably safe for most people but there's really no proven reason for doing it. It could do good or bad we have no proof one way or another. ...Read more
EPA: We all need two essential fatty acids in our diet but they have to be processed in the body to produce important metabolites that play a part in inflammation. Fish oil provides epa (eicosapentoic acid) that "dodges" the processing mechanism, thus providing a "ready made" metabolite that acts as an anti-inflammatory. This is very complex chemistry and is the simplest explanation that i can offer. ...Read more
Much debated: There are many claims regarding the beneficial effects of fish oils, but there are few randomized blinded clinical trials testing these observational claims. Fish oils lower triglycerides, and are indicated to do so, so as to prevent pancreatitis , however no studies support this recommendation. At low dose they may have cardiovascular benefits, but recent data is less compelling than older data. ...Read more
OMEGA-3: At least 300 to 600mg./ day.Get a more detailed answer ›