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Lovaza Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil
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
What is the difference between fish oil, krill oil, and coq10? Which is best for a healthy person to take?
Don't take any: A healthy person with a satisfactory diet does not benefit from any of these supplements. It may be useful to eat a diet rich in fish for long-term prevention of cardiovascular disease, but even this is uncertain. Fish and krill oil are both marine oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids that may help some people with heart or vascular disease. ...Read more
EPA Best Evidence: Both epa ; dha, from phytoplankton, at very high (i.e. Purified rx) doses, tend to ? the triglyceride concentrations in blood. Epa (without dha ; all the other non-beneficial fats in common fish oil) has a track record of also ?ing LDL particle number, even at lower doses ; many long-term trials have shown 12-15% ?deaths thus i commonly recommend purified epa, vascepa, but only 1 gm (capsule)/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends who you hear: Either can't be fine but some people have problems with one and not the other. The question is why would you be taking it. You can discuss this with your physician, ...Read more
Is the krill oil and fish oil combo pill better than just krill or fish oil alone? If so, what are the benefits?
Better: Krill oil has a higher concentration of bio available omega 3 fatty acids. ...Read more
Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible i would stick to fish oil. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
ConsumerLab says a lower dose of fish oil is better for epileptics, so is Nature's Way 500mg of Red Krill Oil daily enough? Or how much do I add on?
Krill is more potent: Krill oil is generally more potent. Problems may arise for someone who is allergic to shrimp. For those of us that don't like the fishy taste another alternative is hemp seeds; very high in omega 3, 6, & 9. ...Read more
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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.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Can i take over-the-counter fish oil instead if lovaza? It's very expensive.. Does cost justify benefits vs otc?
You can, but....: Otc does not carry the same guarantee of purity and may not work as well. Some sources otc are very good while others aren't. The less expensive it is, the less likelihood of purity and effectiveness. ...Read more
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