Are ‘Pharmaceutical Grade’ Fish Oils just a gimmick? Recently, Dr. Mehmet Oz’ show featured a segment on fish oil. In the segment, guest, Dr. Tod Cooperman of ConsumerLab.com, discussed various dietary supplements. In this bit, Dr. Cooperman mentioned that ‘Pharmaceutical grade Fish Oil‘ was a marketing gimmick and that such a thing does not exist.
Guest blog by: Kathy Mankofsky, RD, LD. “Read the label,” you say, “how hard can that be?” Well actually, it can be very confusing. EVERYONE gets mixed up between the amount of FISH OIL and the amount of OMEGA-3 listed on the label. You might think you are taking 1000 mg of Omega-3 (which is
Is krill oil a good value? Short answer: absolutely not. See why below. [Pricing data accessed: September 25th, 2011. Krill oil used for comparison at Walmart and Walgreens was MegaRed brand krill oil, the #1 selling krill oil in the US.] Omega-3 from Krill is Better Absorbed In the last blog, we looked at krill
Clearly, you surf the web looking for health info. You’ve probably seen this: And you’ve probably seen these claims about krill oil: 48X better than fish oil 3X better than fish oil Get the same benefits with one-fifth the dose as fish oil Is someone just making this stuff up? What’s the truth behind Krill
The FDA just dropped a bombshell. And you need to know about this. Supplements that you take regularly may not be available much longer if FDA gets is way. They issued a document that described what the dietary supplement industry should do to meet their NEW DIETARY INGREDIENTS policy. The New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) is
Our Omega-3 Expert Answers Your Questions… Krill Oil Dosage Question: I have been taking 3000 mg of fish oil everyday. I would like to switch to krill oil and was wondering if I am supposed to take the same dosage as fish oil? Here are the dosages of both oils that I have: Fish oil
In Part 1, I discussed some of the selection criteria for becoming a ‘favorite fish oil brand.’ And we looked at some good quality liquid fish oils. But how ’bout pills? Well, here are the brands of fish oil pills we love. Prices checked on company websites during July 2011 and may be different now.
Fish Oil Brands That We Like & Recommend Joan called last week with a problem. Her husband, Mark, (no, he’s not the problem) is an OmegaVia customer and is very happy with the product. Encouraged by his results, Joan tried to swallow one of our pills. “I just can’t do it,” she complained. “I can’t
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 will
Fish Oils Control Eicosanoid Hormones and that influences health* What’s an Eicosanoid? Eicosanoids are signaling molecules made from Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats. Eicosanoids made from EPA and DHA Omega-3 are support healthy functions Eicosanoids made from Omega-6 can sometimes work in opposition to eicosanoids produced by Omega-3 Vegetable & Seed Oils – why they
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- DiSalvo, D. New Study Shows That Omega-3 Supplements Can Boost Memory In Young Adults. Forbes 10/29/12 viewed 7/18/19 at https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/10/29/new-study-shows-that-omega-3-supplements-can-boost-memory-in-young-adults/#312e72f91abc