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5 Big Improvements to OmegaVia

We’ve made some upgrades to OmegaVia. It still has the same amount of Omega-3. Same EPA to DHA ratio. And the same price. Here are some of the upgrades: POTENCY: Now concentrated with heat-free Supercritical CO2. PURITY: Additional step for cholesterol and impurity reduction. PEACE OF MIND: Certified third-party radiation tested. OIL SOURCE: Now madeRead More

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Why Fish Oil ‘Doesn’t Work’

7 reasons why recent news on fish oil has been negative Lately, there’s been nothing but bad news about fish oil.   At last check, there were over 22,000 separate published studies on fish oil, most of it published in the last decade. If there is such an explosive increase in scientific proof in supportRead More

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Omega-3s and Prostate Health*

This article is in response to this paper Journal of the National Cancer Institute’s 2013 study on fish oil and prostate health…* …and the wall-to-wall media coverage this received in 2013. What Pharmacists are Saying about Omega-3 Does fish oil cause prostate cancer? Subjects in this study were not given fish oil. So, no, youRead More

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Fish Oil Ethyl Ester vs Triglyceride – Revisited

There is a lot of back-and-forth about fish oil types – triglyceride (TG) versus ethyl esters (EE). OmegaVia was highly concentrated ethyl ester form of fish oil. Since 2016, it in Triglyceride (rTG) form. I get emails about this almost daily. Is EE fish oil is really fish oil? Is there alcohol in it? WillRead More

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Fish Oil Forms: EE vs TG – Part 2

In Part 1, we reviewed the scientific evidence of the difference in absorption between EE fish oil and its TG cousin. TG came out slightly ahead. But…are there any problems with TG fish oil? Let’s look at some facts: True TG fish oil is low in Omega-3, usually 20-30% Omega-3 or less. At that concentration,Read More

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Fish Oil Forms: EE vs. TG Oils – Part 1

Is one better than the other? Or is it just nerdy hair-splitting? I’ve had a few questions in my inbox about the difference between different types of fish oils. No, I don’t mean Cod liver oil vs Salmon oil. We’re talking molecular structure of the Omega-3 fatty acids. We’ve talked quite a bit about theRead More

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Fish Oil and Hot Weather

Heat and fish oil don’t go well together Every year, in July and August, I get dozens of emails asking me if fish oil supplements will go bad if shipped in hot weather. The answer is: well, it depends. It depends on two things: How hot it is Whether your bottle of fish oil willRead More

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Mercury & Fish: How Risky Is It?

‘It’s not what you say; it’s what people hear.’ Every politician knows this. But the FDA did not. And so fish-phobia started in 2004. Thank you, FDA. In 2004, FDA released an advisory that warned pregnant women to cut back on some types of fish. Read the whole advisory here. Even though the FDA’s heartRead More

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IFOS Approved Fish Oil – Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about why IFOS Approved Fish Oil is so great. Here, I want to talk about some things IFOS could, well, aspire to. The IFOS 5-star rating is used for what they call ‘Ultra-refined’ fish oil. In their opinion, anything above 60% Omega-3 is Ultra-refined. Sounds like a 10 year oldRead More

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IFOS Approved Fish Oil – Part I

What is IFOS? And Should You Care? IFOS stands for International Fish Oil Standards. And yes, you definitely should care! IFOS testing program is administered by NutraSource Diagnostics at the University of Guelph in Canada. IFOS is the third party testing that everyone keeps asking me about. Thanks to IFOS, you don’t have to believeRead More