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Lovaza Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil
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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
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
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
Yes.: Just take the recommended amounts stated in the bottles. If you get upset stomach, flatulence, increased belching or other GI problems you may have to decrease amounts or discontinue one of the supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 2 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?
DHA and EPA: I don't know the indication for fish oil in seizures but in general the active ingredients you are looking for are EPA and DHA and typically those are dosed at 500. So check the label. ...Read more
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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