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Eye Health

Uncle Sam wants you…and fish oil?

Shock and awe! The US military is planning to buy large quantities of Omega-3 fish oil. Nope, not for use as a lubricant. After all, fish and whale oil were the grease of choice a century or two ago. The military is buying fish oil for health reasons. The Department of Defense is planning toRead More

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Eye Health

Prescription Fish Oil – Straddling the Fence

Guest Blog by Peter Leighton In my career I have straddled the fence between biotech/pharma and nutraceutical, working in senior management in both sectors. The question about an FDA approved prescription fish oil hits me like the fence as my feet slip mid-straddle. Natrual Bioactive Compounds For years we have known about natural bioactive compoundsRead More

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Why did Whole Foods ban Krill Oil?

Whole Foods Market kicks out Krill oil supplements. The retailer said there were ‘sustainability issues’ with Krill oil products. Whole Foods claims that krill, a tiny shrimp-like critter, is the main diet of whales and that harvesting krill would rob whales of their food. Is Krill oil harming the environment? Krill used to make krillRead More

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pharmaceutical grade fish oil

What is Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil?

Pharmaceutical grade fish oils are high purity oils that contain more than 80% Omega-3. The extreme purity allows users to take fewer pills to get the faster benefits of Omega-3

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Choosing the Best Fish Oil

Fish oil supplements and PCBs. Should you worry? Part 2

In part 1, we discussed a lawsuit filed in California that claims that 10 brands of fish oil supplements tested contain polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).  PCBs are a group of toxic industrial compound that have been outlawed for a few decades.  But they are persistent and still remain in the environment.   The plaintiffs claim that manufacturersRead More

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Eye Health

Fish oil supplements and PCBs. Should you worry? Part 1

Image: Piotr Dorabiala Are you a skydiver who constantly worries about getting hit by lighting? If you are, then you will relate to the recent lawsuit in California about PCBs in fish oil supplements. People are scared.  Because TV said the words ‘lawsuit’, ‘fish oil pills’, and ‘PCBs’. The lawsuit DOES NOT claim that allRead More

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Fish Oil Supplements

Fish Oil Side Effects: 4 Tips To Avoid Them

OK – you tried fish oil because it’s good for you. Now you’re experiencing some minor fish oil side effects. This is normal. Especially if you just started taking fish oil for the first time. The most common fish oil side effects are belching and fishy aftertaste. List of common fish oil side effects: FishyRead More

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Eye Health

Flaxseed Oil vs Fish Oil

Which is better? Fish oil is better. Much better. Here’s why… Flaxseed oil is right for you only if… You are a vegetarian You are vegan You are allergic to fish Otherwise, there is no health advantage to taking flaxseed oil. Flaxseed oil is popular because it is cheap, comes from a plant and hasRead More

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Fish Oil Benefits

Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms

Are You Ignoring These Dangerous Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms? Tips for Understanding Commonly Overlooked Omega-3 Deficiency Symptoms Ever eat a non-fat cookie or brownie? Notice how dry, brittle and crumbly it is? Well, not enough Omega-3 does the same thing to your skin.   Your skin is the first place to show signs of deficiency. NoRead More

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Fish Oil Benefits

Why You Need Omega-3

A Quick Introduction to a Very Important Nutrient 9 out of 10 Americans don’t eat enough Omega-3. Not enough Omega-3 may cause several serious deficiency symptoms and reduce the efficiency with which your body runs. There are a few Omega-3 fats. The two important ones are EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid). They areRead More

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