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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 ›
What is a good alternative supplement for fish oil? Fish oil tablets make me burp a lot with that yucky fishy taste.
You don't need this: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ok i'm pregnant! 3weeks. What kind of medicine should I take , and do I need multi vitamins ? I do have law iron already. Is oil fish important too?
No medcine, yes/yes: Congratulations! it is best to avoid medicines as much as possible while pregnant, esp. In early pregnancy. Multivits are important- Folic Acid ; biotin are esp. Useful for preventing birth defects ; are best started before pregnancy so start today- choose a prenatal vit. To avoid excess vit. A. Fish oil is esp. Useful later in pregnancy to help brain ; eye development- choose one without mercury! ...Read more
Which parts of the fish are squeezed to get oil for fish oil capsules, and what is the fish used for after it's been pressed?
The whole fish: The whole fish is used through a complicated process that separates the water/fat from the solids. The fat is then separated from the water. The remainder of the fish is used as "fish meal" in a variety of ways from fertilizer to animal feed. Go to http://www.Fao.Org/docrep/003/x6899e/x6899e04.Htm for a full explanation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Recalls: try this site for recall info: http://www.foodsafety.gov/ ...Read more
Fish oil: read this: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/whats-in-your-fish-oil-supplements/?_r=0Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it ok to take universal nutrition: animal cuts with a combination of flax seed oil or fish oil?
Yes: No harm to that -- just a bit silly if you asked me. ...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
Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more
Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure, but why????: Neither of these has been proved to be of any benefit for any purpose other than profit to snake oil salesmen. Save your money. If you have a medical problem, see a real dr. ...Read more
Yes: Evening primrose oil is one of the best sources of gamma linoleic acid (gla), an essential omega 6 fatty acid, while fish oil provides essential omega 3 fatty acids including epa and dha. Thus, taking both will provide you with both essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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