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EPA and DHA Omega-3

EPA and DHA are two types of Omega-3 fats. Your body MUST HAVE them to survive. That’s why they’re called Essential Fatty Acids. EPA stands for Eicosapentaenoic Acid. DHA stands for Docosahexaenoic Acid. But for now we’ll just call them EPA DHA. EPA DHA Omega-3 fats can only be obtained from the foods that youRead More

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Fish Oil and Triglycerides*

Triglycerides are fats in your blood. Just like cholesterol. A little bit of triglycerides is normal. But if it gets too high, it’s a red flag for heart health. Omega-3 in fish oil helps maintain healthy triglyceride levels when combined with a healthy diet and daily exercise plan.* Clinical research suggests the omega-3 dosage neededRead More

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EPA Fish Oil

EPA and DHA are the two major Omega-3 in fish oil. DHA is critical during pregnancy for the development of the fetal brain and eyes. It is also important for the growth of the baby’s brain after birth. Adults still need DHA for several functions, but as you get older the need to maintain healthyRead More

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Molecularly Distilled Fish Oil

Molecularly distilled fish oil is the most common type of fish oil. Here’s why: Crude fish oil has a lot of gunk. Gunk that we don’t like or need. Molecular distillation is a technology for getting rid of this ‘gunk,’ although there are newer more expensive purification technologies now. I spent three years of myRead More

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How Much Fish Oil Should I Take?

That’s easy. You need up to 1600 mg of Omega-3 daily per the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Dietary Supplements. The two most common questions I get about fish oil are: Which brand of fish oil should I buy? How much fish oil should I take daily? Many labels say 1000Read More

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Fish Oil Technology

Enteric Coated Fish Oil

What is Enteric Coated Fish Oil? Do you need it? Enteric coated fish oil does two things: It reduces fishy burps. Gross, I know. It protects the Omega-3 from harsh stomach acids. Stomach acids may destroy some of the Omega-3 in fish oil. Enteric coating prevents that.. Reducing fishy burps with enteric coated fish oilRead More

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Fish Oil Dosage

Fish Oil Dosage: How Much is Too Much Fish Oil?

You can never have too much wine chocolate. But how ’bout fish oil? Can you take too much? And what happens if you do? Everything you Need to Know About Fish Oil Dosage Part 1: Fish Oil Dosage: How Much Fish Oil Should you Take? Part 2: Fish Oil Dosage: A Practical Guide Part 3:Read More

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Fish Oil Dosage: A Practical Guide

OK – let’s make this easy as pie. After reading this you will know exactly how much Omega-3 you need. Everything you Need to Know About Fish Oil Dosage Part 1: Fish Oil Dosage: How Much Fish Oil Should you Take? Part 2: Fish Oil Dosage: A Practical Guide Part 3: Fish Oil Dosage: HowRead More

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Fish Oil Dosage

Fish Oil Dosage: How Much Fish Oil Do You Need?

How to Get the Right Fish Oil Dosage If your bottle of fish oil says 1,000 mg on the front, don’t relax just yet! That’s the weight of the capsule, NOT the Omega-3 in it. FISH OIL DOSAGE TIP: 1,000 mg of Omega-3 and 1,000 mg of Fish Oil are not the same! Typically 1000Read More

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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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