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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

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 more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

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


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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 fish oil harmful?

Is fish oil harmful?

No/Yes: Most anything can be harmful if taken improperly. Think about it, drinking too much water can make you very ill or you can die. Fish oil, like anything else should be taken according to manufacturer's directions or according to your health care provider. Fish oils have many beneficial effects if used properly and if a reputable product is purchased. Some fish oils are alleged to be contaminate. ...Read more

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Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

May increase LDL: Prescription fish oil (lovaza) is indicated for treatment of high triglyceride, but in doing so it actually raises the LDL a bit. Taking it as a supplement (smaller dose--1/4 of dose) may not do much at all in term of changing the lipid profile. So, if u need to lower ldl, fish oil is not the way to go. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Fish Oil: Fish oil does not need to be converted in the body to obtain the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids but flax seed does so fish oil would be the better supplement. My best. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Before surgery: Stop your fish oil 1 week before surgery because of blood thinning risks. ...Read more

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Is smart balance omega-3 butter fish oil considered safe?

Is smart balance omega-3 butter fish oil considered safe?

See below: It should be unless you are allergic to fish. ...Read more

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How does fish oil w/600mg epa/dha compare to krill oil?

How does fish oil w/600mg epa/dha compare to krill oil?

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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Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Doubtful: Psa rises from enlarged prostate or tumor. Omega fish oil is not likely to impactbthis. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

Not really: Your liver increases your production of cholesterol, not necessarily the food you eat. Cholesterol is the building block of all hormones in the body and is necessary for life. However high cholesterol or very low cholesterol is not ideal. High cholesterol must be balanced with good cholesterol (HDL) so that it can be removed from the body. Fish oil has good omegas 3's for our body. ...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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How are fish oil capsules helpful?

How are fish oil capsules helpful?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Can taking fish oil supplements lower cholesterol?

Can taking fish oil supplements lower cholesterol?

Sort of: Fish oil in moderate doses can help lower triglycerides and has modest effects if any on HDL and ldl. Too much fish oil can raise ldl. ...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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Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more