Latest Articles about pharmaceutical grade fish oil
What’s in your Fish Oil?
Regular Fish Oil – what’s in it? ‘Regular’ fish oil is sold in most grocery, drug and warehouse stores. They are inexpensive – you can get several hundred pills for $15. These oils are usually made from Sardines and Anchovies caught in the Pacific ocean, off the coast of Peru and Chile. The data forRead More
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
Brenda Watson, Omega-3 and Vitamin D
I recently got five calls within a few hours, all with the same questions: Does your fish oil have 1000 mg Omega-3? Yes. Is your fish oil enteric coated? Yes. Is your fish oil tested by IFOS? Yes. Does your formula have Vitamin D? No, and it shouldn’t! I knew something was up. That somethingRead More
I Take Your Omega-3…But My Triglycerides Still Went Up!
“I take 3,000 mg of your Omega-3 and I’m eating a healthier diet…but my Triglycerides are up! What the heck?!” I get this question quite often. On the surface it makes no sense. Image: Hannah Chapman As a general rule, every 3000 mg of Omega-3 combined with a healthy diet and daily exercise may beRead More
Fish Oil & Cholesterol
The following frustrating conversation happens at least twice a week at our office. Caller on phone: “Does your fish oil reduce cholesterol?” Me: “No…it does not. Fish oil doesn’t reduce cholesterol, but what it does…” Caller [interrupting]: “I need a fish oil brand that reduces my cholesterol. Oh well, I’ll keep looking for one thatRead More
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
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
Dr. Mehmet Oz and ‘Pharmaceutical Grade’ Fish Oil
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.Read More
Is Krill Oil 48X Better Than Fish Oil?
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 KrillRead More
Is FDA trying to ban your fish oil supplement?
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) isRead More