Does cod liver oil have omega 3 in it

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Avatar f tn No, cod liver oil should be avoided. You can get fish oil (that's not from liver) which is great for you and baby.
1655526 tn?1330659229 Coincidently, around 12 years ago when my arrythmia took a turn for the worse, I was on a health kick, had decided to clean up my health and diet, and started taking fish oil with Omega 3-6-9 and borage oil because I had heard it was heart healthy and would lower my cholesterol. Never made the connection between the supplements and the worsening arrythmia. I was on several other self-prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements as well.
317787 tn?1473362051 Krill oil is a source of certain types of Omega 3 oils. There are different ones. Fish oil contains two types, and flax seed oil and hemp seed oil, for example, supply some as well. Now, I have a personal objection to krill oil, which is, krill are being killed off to get this oil and they are the food supply for most of what lives in the ocean, especially the larger creatures. Krill are tiny crustaceans and so it takes millions and millions of them to make some oil.
Avatar f tn From what I have read, some studies shows it helps but other shows it doesn't. In some of the studies I looked at it says it helps with the depression and just in general. In another study I read it said that it could be activating if you take too much. So what I did was ask my doctor and he said to take a low dose. I was taking 1 pill of 750 mg every other day, but I often forget to take it.
403156 tn?1290153618 I haven't seen any effect from the omega 3. I take 2-4 caps a day, even include some cod liver oil caps, vit b complex. I have depression, but I think mine is more related to my thyroid disorder, and that is hard to stablize.
Avatar f tn Cod liver oil isn't the best fish oil for inflammation or for omega 3 oils. It comes in gel caps, which you don't taste at all. Nordic Naturals is a very good brand for omega 3 rich fish oil.
Avatar n tn APPROVED FISH OIL AND KRILL OIL Advocare OmegaPlex Omega-3 Fatty Acid (300 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per softgel, 4 per day) CardioStat Omega-3 Fish Oil Triple Strength (540 mg of EPA and 170 mg of DHA per softgel, 2 per day) CVS Pharmacy Natural Fish Oil 1000 mg (Label does not show amount of EPA or DHA, but claims 340 mg of total omega-3 fatty acids per softgel, 3 per day) Finest Natural Omega-3 Krill Oil (Label does not show amount of EPA or D
Avatar n tn They provide about 1 gram of omega-3 fatty acids in about 3.5 ounces of fish. Fish oil supplements are usually made from mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, salmon, cod liver, whale blubber, or seal blubber. Fish oil supplements often contain small amounts of vitamin E to prevent spoilage. They might also be combined with calcium, iron, or vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, or D. Fish oil is used for a wide range of conditions.
617441 tn?1221179806 I just heard that the EPA Omega-3 is preferred for ADHD over the DHA Omega-3. Does anyone have any info on this?
Avatar n tn Flax is low in the Omega 3,but has the Omega 6,if you want the best way to get your Omega 3,try KRILL OIL...the smaller the fish on the food chain the less toxins http://products.mercola.
Avatar f tn fish oil or flax seed oil! fish oil is definitely “better” than flax seed oil. Fish oil contains two omega-3s that are especially important: EPA and DHA. The body uses EPA to create many hormone-like substances that reduce inflammation and other “excited” states in the body, such as raised blood pressure. Also, eight percent of the brain is composed of EPA and DHA, and one wants to be sure this 8% stays healthy!
Avatar f tn In fact as far as flax seed oil goes, it should not be on store shelves, it should always be refrigerated, most cod liver oil doesn't have to be refrigerated UNTIL after it is opened. and also watch the by use date, as oxidized oil is worse for you than no oil at all.
Avatar m tn My research on Cod Liver oil has shown to be positive.I have ocular hypertension and the Cod Liver Oil in studies have shown to reduce ocular pressure and is very good on the hearts arteries. I have also been on blood pressure medicine since I was 19 andnow im 43.I take Tenormin 50mg twice a day and it helps big time the PVC`s and a racing heart. I think Ritalin as a child is why I have PVC`s to this day.
Avatar m tn I take Omega 3 fish oil capsules. I used to take the liquid, but it didn't agree with me. I haven't had any problems with the soft gel capsules. I use Nordic Naturals, but I've also heard good things about Carlson's, Barleens's and Garden of Life. Are you taking a good quality supplement? It really can make a big difference.
1772456 tn?1314126696 we did but both are not suitable for a damaged liver, cod liver oil has toxic metals in it and too much vit A, both are higly toxic for the liver because it has more vit a and metals than dha,epa (omega3) and vit d one of the first options i investigated for vit d and the worst choice for liver diases coconut oil, this may be partially useful to damage hbsag but i have no idea if it can reach measurable levels of action on hbsag (hbsag is mainly made of cholesterol).
Avatar n tn Some people have issues with fish oil/Omega 3. It can cause anxiety/insomnia. It did in my case when I bought supplements. Also...D3 needs to be taken in the morning or early afternoon if you forget your dose. Taking at night can cause insomnia. *Take it in the morning. Vitamin D temporarily pauses the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, so don’t take it at night. You can switch to over the counter Vitamin D3 supplements if the fish oil is causing issues.
127529 tn?1331844380 Thanks everyone for the input. James (3yrs, 2months) is already on omega oils which have cod liver oil in them so I couldn't give him anymore than that. He also has some pediasure most days but ped told me not to give him too much as it ruins his apetite for 'real' food. He will eat lots of different homecooked food; chilli, spag bol, veggies and stuff so long as it is finely chopped, it is texture and self feeding where we have issues.
Avatar f tn Sometimes these problems respond to daily doses of Omega-3 or cod liver oil, pomegranite (pills), alpha-lipoic acid and there are inoffensive naturopathic anti-inflammatories. The omega-3/cod liver oil increases the lubricosity, the pomegranite cleans out deposits and you want to reduce inflammation. I would get the inflammation down, as a start, with Ibuprufin, 800 mg and 800 mg 12 hours later, for three days. The drugstore doses are 200 mg a pill.
1216899 tn?1288573925 Therefore, Vitamin D researchers are suggesting that you do NOT take cod liver oil. Cod liver oil should not really be treated as a Vitamin D food, but as a Vitamin A supplement. Eggs Egg yolk is another Vitamin D food. Each yolk contains about 20 IU's of Vitamin D. That's not nearly enough to count on as a significant food source of Vitamin D Fish Fish are a good natural source of Vitamin D. But only FATTY fish; salmon, sardines, makerel, and herring are good sources of vitamin D.
Avatar f tn People that beleive in natural medicine will always be in the minority. Even the doctors are in minority. As long as YOU have faith in it and it makes YOU feel better than don't worry what other patients or doctors say. All you can do is suggest an idea and if someone listens then great, but if they don't, then that's their issue. I personally was healed from a 4 year battle of Epstein bar virus with many many many issues. Medical doctors kept saying u seem alright it's just anxiety.
1292648 tn?1303161853 no it comes with hbv infection not liver damage, but the more liver damage the less vit D in the blood usually cod liver oil is very rich of vit D but it is not the best source for a person with hbv because it has huge amounts of vitamin A which is toxic for the liver (only betacarotene which is a vitamin a precuror is very safe not vit A directly), cod liver oil has also been frequently found polluted by mercury and other substances.
Avatar n tn (I wasn't taking the shots back then when I started the cod liver oil.) I still take cod liver oil every once in a while if I feel a cold coming on. But I really am cured of my food allergies.
401095 tn?1351395370 Even just fish oil capsules helped people with bipolar disorder, or manic depression, who go through periods of extreme highs and lows. The omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil may slow down neurons in your brain, much like the drug Lithium, which is used to treat manic depression. It has also been noted that depressed people had less omega-3 fatty acids in their red blood cells than healthy people. Interestingly enough It was also found that the more severe the depression, the less omega-3.
Avatar f tn Hi! On the face of it there is no harm in taking seven sea’s cod liver oil. Usually omega-3 fatty acids are healthy for the body. However, since you already have a metabolic disorder (insulin resistance) due to PCOS, it is advisable to first consult your treating doctor before taking this supplement. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
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1530342 tn?1405020090 ) Steer clear of fish oil supplements made from cod liver oil, however. Although cod liver oil is a good source of omega-3s, it contains amounts of vitamin A that are potentially toxic during pregnancy. Algae-derived supplements – which use a special fermentation process to provide DHA – are also available (and vegetarian-friendly).
Avatar m tn how old is your son? You can now get 'omega-3' oil which is basically cod liver oil with additives for more effectiveness and lemon meringue or other sweet flavors. A tsp a day would make his bowels more more smoothly and less painfully. What does the doctor say?
281299 tn?1233245829 Start small and work your way to 1000mg. And take 1000 mg of omega-3 fish oil and a teaspoon of cod liver oil every day.
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