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 compounds
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 krill
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
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 manufacturers
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 all
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: Fishy
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 has
Comfort Your Joints with Omega-3 We hear this all the time: “My doctor told me to start taking fish oil. I thought it was for my heart. Not only did my heart condition improve but my joints have never felt better. So I’ll continue taking it.” Omega-3 can: Help soothe joint tenderness* Help reduces enzymes
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. No
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 are
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