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Doctor insights on: Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil

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What is the best pharmaceutical fish oil in the market?

What is the best pharmaceutical fish oil in the market?

Purified, Esterified: Fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make more digestible, ideally assayed by 3rd parties. I can't say one single brand is best; reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health & minami. Some feel krill & calamari oil are better than fish oil. ...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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What does fish oil do for u?

What does fish oil do for u?

Omegas: Fish oils are the most important source of vitamin a and the omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids which are critical to good health. ...Read more

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Is it good to take fish oil?

Is it good to take fish oil?

Marine Fish Oil: Has a large amount of scientific studies to support its usefulness. It is often taken to lower triglycerides and for eyes, brain, joint, and mood. Make sure you get a good brand w/about 50% of the total mgs in epa ; dha. If you are on a blood thinner check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Can athletes benefit from fish oil?

Can athletes benefit from fish oil?

Hype: 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

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Can fish oil be applied to the skin?

Can fish oil be applied to the skin?

Skin use ? hmm..: Fish oils applied to skin would not absorb to achieve any level in the blood stream to get any benefit for cholesterol or triglyceride levels. There may be some help with skin moisture as in vitamin E topical usage. ...Read more

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How important is fish oil in your diet?

How important is fish oil in your diet?

Good for the heart: The american heart association recommends that adults either eat two or more fish meals each week, or take a one-gram fish oil capsule daily. ...Read more

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Is there a lot of phosphorus in fish oil?

Is there a lot of phosphorus in fish oil?

Yes: In general phosphorus is important for energy. Excessive phosphorus in the human blood of pts with serious renal insufficiency may be toxic. ...Read more

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What amount of this fish oil can I have ?

What amount of this fish oil can I have ?

Fish Oil: Lower quality fish oils are likely to be labelled on the front of the bottle with how many mgs of fish oil. A higher quality fish oil usually is labelled with milligrams of EPA and DHA, which are the active ingredients in fish oil. In functional medicine, we usually suggest a typical adult consume around 3,500 mg of a combination of DHA and EPA per day. You can take much more in some cases. ...Read more

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What amount of of this fish oil can I have ?

What amount of of this fish oil can I have ?

Fish oil: For high triglycerides: 1-4 grams/day will be prescribed. ...Read more