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Krill Oil Misinformation

Krill oil supplements are supposed to be protected from rancidity by the natural antioxidant astaxanthin…but astaxanthin is very sensitive and quickly degrades to almost nothing. This leaves krill oil exposed to oxidation and rancidity.Nutritional misinformation (intentional or not) is very common on the internet. Here are two examples, with a focus on krill oil. IRead More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

How to Reduce Omega-6

Omega-6 is the villain around these parts. Why? Because excess Omega-6 can lead to inflammation.   It’s not as black and white as ‘Omega-3 good; Omega-6 baaad!‘ That’s an over-simplified view of a blog focused on the wonders of Omega-3. Health matters are never that simple. Inflammation, after all, is a natural repair process. ExcessRead More

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Oxidized LDL and Your Health (A case for more animal fat?)*

Oxidized LDL is a much better predictor of ‘cardiovascular events’ than anything on your regular cholesterol panel. Tests for oxidized LDL are not easily available, but there are some things you can do to shift the odds in your favor. Factors that affect LDL oxidation 1. The type of fats found in your LDL cellRead 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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Why OmegaVia is High in EPA Omega-3: DHA and Your Brain

Editor: this article was written in 2013. Our understanding of DHA’s role in health has changed in that time. Optimal brain health requires more DHA than this piece suggests. More here. — Here’s another reason why OmegaVia is high in EPA and low in DHA: DHA Omega-3 – a little bit goes a long way.Read More

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Why OmegaVia is High in EPA Omega-3: Healthy Inflammation Response*

Why OmegaVia has so much more EPA than DHA. And why that’s important for your health. How much EPA or DHA your fish oil has matters. But it depends on what your age and health goals are – if you’re 25 and pregnant or 60 and achy. You need a high-DHA formula if you’re: pregnantRead More

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Choosing the Best Fish Oil

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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Choosing the Best Fish Oil

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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My Krill Oil Mistake

Why I returned my Krill Oil pills back to the store Guest blog by: Kathy Mankofsky, RD, LD. I was out at Walgreens when my husband called to say he heard that krill oil is so much better than fish oil. He said that I should buy krill oil instead of fish oil. I toldRead More

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Heart Health

How To Cut Your Triglycerides in Half…Without Pills – Part 2*

Image: Adam Fields Read Part 1 here. Sure, drugs like Lovaza, Niacin and Statins will reduce triglycerides. Most people see about a 30% reduction if you follow recommended dosage for Lovaza. Your mileage may vary. If your triglycerides were at 300, Lovaza can get you to 200. But that’s still high. How I cut myRead More