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What Does Fish Oil Contain
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
No but ...: Fish oils do not contain testosterone but there are a few studies showing that fish oils can decrease sex hormone binding globulin (a molecule that binds to testosterone), thereby increasing the amount of free testosterone (the active form of testosterone) available to use. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. Among their many effects, they can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fish oil: The claim is their fish are north sea wild not farmed fish and should be mercury free. I could find no analysis of their product so like most you take your chances unless you can find a real analysis of their product. ...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
Does fish oil that is MEG-3, purified to remove mercury and USP verified, contain purines? The fish oil is made from anchovies, sardines, and mackerel
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
A small amount: Most fish is not a good source of dietary calcium. A fresh filet of certain types of fish has a small amount of calcium. Other foods (milk and spinach, for example) provide significantly more calcium per serving. Some processed fish products - such as sardines or canned salmon - may have some fish bone in them, which contains calcium. ...Read more
Does castor oil contain ricin? I have read many good things about moisturizing with the oil,but also that the beans contain ricin. Isn't that dangerou
Yes: But not enough in the oil because heat is used in the production which denatures the ricin. There are so many really nice products for your skin, why would you use this (UGH!!) stuff??? Don't be a sucker. ...Read more
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 ›
No and No: Fish oil capsules per se have no proven health benefits (Some think they provide healthy fats (Omega) and help raise HDL (good cholesterol) HOWEVER in order to have any actual effect it would take HUNDREDS of these capsules!!!! Don't believe everything you hear/read Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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
No such thing: 'Vegetarian fish oil' is synthetic, made in a chemistry lab, which makes it 'okay for vegans' who don't have an aversion to 'chemicals.' Whoever you decide to believe about fish oil supplements (the last three big studies showed no cardiac benefit), they're no substitute for healthy eating, avoiding smoking, and staying physically fit. ...Read more
I was just curious does oils such as olive oil coconut oil almond oil etc clog pores? Are they noncomdegenic? Also are they good for acne?
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