Fish Oil

Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. It is recommended[1] for a healthy diet because it contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors to eicosanoids that reduce inflammation throughout the body. Fish do not actually produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them from either consuming microalgae that produce these fatty acids, as is the case with fish like herring and sardines, or, as is the case with fatty predatory fish, by eating prey fish that have accumulated omega-3 fatty acids from microalgae. Such fatty predatory fish like mackerel, lake trout, flounder, albacore tuna and salmon may be high in omega-3 fatty acids, but due to their position at the top of the food chain, these species can accumulate toxic substances.

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Overall: I can't remember to take it

By BreC

Overall: very useful and great information.

By mbueno

Overall: Redorangedog, that is an excellent article. Thank you, Red

By redorangedog

Overall: I have heard that Omega-3's and fish oil are good for diabetes also... Is this true and why..

By dnd4evr

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Overall: tankmom, Omega-3's are an important part of most heart disease prevention programs. They will primarily reduce triglycerides, small LDL Cholesterol (the worst kind) and make your blood less sticky. There is even evidence it will reduce the new "super bad" Cholesterol known as Lipoprotein(a). There are many varieties but the two most proven components are EPA and DHA (look for them on the back of the bottle). Add these two numbers togehter to determine the "potency" of the product. Remember, a 1000mg fish oil capsule generally has only 300mg of EPA/DHA. The rest is mostly filler! I take 5400mg of EPA/DHA (6 triple strength capsules or equivalent liquid) per day to treat my Lipoprotein(a) based on a a recent study. HH

By HeartHawk