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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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Does fish oil contain testosterone?

Does fish oil contain testosterone?

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 more

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What does fish oil pills do?

What does fish oil pills do?

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 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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Do spectrum fish oil contain mercury?

Do spectrum fish oil contain mercury?

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

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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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Does fish oil have calcium?

Does fish oil have calcium?

fish oil: Some fish oil has calcium added to it. Most fish oil is made from fish blubber which isn't high in calcium. ...Read more

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Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

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 more

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Does fish contain calcium?

Does fish contain calcium?

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

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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

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

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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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Does fish oil raise hdl? How much?

Does fish oil raise hdl?  How much?

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 capsule cause acne? And does it help with healthy hair?

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

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Doctors, what is the difference between vegetarian fish oil and regular fish oil supplement?

Doctors, what is the difference between vegetarian fish oil and regular fish oil supplement?

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

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Fish oil, krill oil... How do they compare to loveza?

Fish oil, krill oil... How do they compare to loveza?

Omega-3's: An excellent article comparing sources of omega-3 fatty acids (dha & epa) is http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/457281-lovaza-fish-oil-vs-krill-oil/. ...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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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?

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?

No: Oils have a heavy base and clog pores. Putting any kind of oils on you acne prone body parts is not a good idea. ...Read more