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    Hello,

    I am switching my mom from fish oil to krill oil as I have read it is safer (Dr Mercola). She doesn't eat fish so feels she needs to supplement. I worry about the fact that omega 3 supplements can be rancid. Anyone have any recommendations?

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    The best source of krill oil is eating fresh krill.

    If you are taking an omega 3 supplement, it is probably at least partially rancid before you take it. If you do take it, it almost certainly oxidizes inside you. You couldn't pay me to take omega 3 supplements. If you think soybean oil is prone to rancidity, you haven't looked into EPA and DHA. They make soybean oil look like coconut oil in terms of resistance to oxidation.

    The Great Fish Oil Experiment

    That's why I don't supplement omega 3's. I eat fish. Why not just eat some fish every week? It's delicious and not particularly expensive.
    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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    • #3
      If you read my original post I said she doesn't eat fish and that I understand fish oil supplements can be rancid and that's why Dr Mercola said krill oil is safer. So no fish and no supplement then? It's not about me... I eat fish and don't supplement omega 3.
      Last edited by healthy11; 12-27-2012, 10:50 AM.

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      • #4
        I did read your original post. I'm simply stating that no omega 3 supplementation is superior IMO. Krill might be better than fish, but my position is that nothing is better than krill and to save your money and energy.
        Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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        • #5
          I agree... I guess I will tell her not to take any supplement. What other ways are best to get Omega 3 in the diet? Raw macadamias?

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          • #6
            ChocoTaco's semi coherent message is they are about the same... Fish oil vs krill oil...which ever brand you trust to be fresher etc...eating the actual oily fish would be best. You might be better off working on getting them to eat actual fish...otherwise a toss up.

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            • #7
              Anyone else here supplement with fish oil??

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              • #8
                I use to. I've heard good things about this companies products Products - Green Pasture

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                • #9
                  I'm just going to have her eat some macadamias instead of almonds. The more I read the more I am reluctant to trust any.

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                  • #10
                    Personally I don't eat much of any kind of nuts but nothing wrong with macadamias...they taste great!! Is it the Omega 3 fatty acids your trying to boost? Or correct the the Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio?

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                    • #11
                      Nuts and seeds are on the list of items our ancestors eat in a variety of climates.....that makes them on my list.

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                      • #12
                        Go with CVS Algal-900 DHA. The body needs EPA and DHA omega 3. Your body can reduce the DHA (long chain) to EPA (medium chain) pretty well. It's tougher to go from EPA to DHA, however. Krill has both EPA and DHA. But the Algal doesn't have the fishy smell. Alga is the only plant source of DHA (the brain needs DHA). Plant sources of omega 3 such as that from Flax is short-chain ALA. The body doesn't use ALA.

                        BTW next time you go to the grocery store look at the liquid cooking oils that say "Omega 3 ALA" ALA will be in very small print. The consumer is being duped.
                        Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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                        • #13
                          So how do we eat get our proper dose of Omega 3 fatty acids without eating fish and/or pills / supplements? There has to be a way from actual food that's not fish....like grass-fed Ruminates?

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                          • #14
                            There are plenty of people who seem to get through life in decent health without eating fish or supplementing O3's. And they don't eat grassfed beef or flax or do anything special to get O3s.
                            Not sure what all the fuss is about.
                            If you are still concerned, I would suggest if your mother reduces her canola,other seed oils, and other high sources of O6, she will likely be OK.

                            i also don't fully buy the argument that fish oil in capsul form gets oxidized so you should eat fish instead. I suspect that by the time the fish gets caught, shipped to you (perhaps canned), then cooked, the O3 is as likley to be oxidized as a fish oil capsule.
                            Although I do believe in whole foods not processed parts of food.

                            Costco offers Krill Oil capsules at a decent price if you are a member. The reason some suggest Krill is the high level of astaxathin(sp?) which, as an antioxidant, sopposedly protects the O3 from oxidation.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by healthy11 View Post
                              I agree... I guess I will tell her not to take any supplement. What other ways are best to get Omega 3 in the diet? Raw macadamias?
                              Nuts are a poor source of omega 3's. Even walnuts, which are rich in omega 3's, are mostly useless because ALA isn't well converted into EPA and DHA.

                              The big question is why worry about omega 3's? I don't believe we need them, and if we do the quantity is very, very small relative to other fats. My views on PUFA's is if you're going to eat them, it's preferred from an animal source (like salmon, swordfish, tuna, grassfed dairy, grassfed ruminant meat), but ultimately I think the less the better. My omega 3's are mostly incidental - whatever I Get from my red meat, eggs and grassfed butter/cheeses. I'll eat fish about once a week, but because I like it. Not to get omega 3's. I don't detect a difference with or without fish.

                              If you feel better with more omega 3's in your diet, eat more wild caught fish. If you don't, I wouldn't worry about it. Omega 3's are the fastest fats to oxidize (especially EPA which can be downright toxic). "Omega 3" is a buzzword right now. Societies thrived for millions of years with little omega 3's in their diet. Most people don't have access to fatty coldwater fish - we never really did since we only recently migrated to cold water climates - so IMO don't worry about it.
                              Originally posted by rockrunner View Post
                              So how do we eat get our proper dose of Omega 3 fatty acids without eating fish and/or pills / supplements? There has to be a way from actual food that's not fish....like grass-fed Ruminates?
                              I don't believe there is a proper dose of omega 3. Where did this come from? Do your research and you'll find it's coming from food corporations trying to ram seed oils down your throat that are rich in ALA. Fish oil and seed oils were historically used as varnish as they are "drying oils" - simple exposure to heat and oxygen turns them into a glasslike finish, which is why you season cast iron with flax or fish oils to produce the best coating (and consequently why lard and olive oil are terrible at seasoning - too stable).

                              This is a bangup article:

                              http://raypeat.com/articles/articles...ablefats.shtml

                              As is this:

                              http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/fishoil.shtml

                              Read them both, then tell me if you think fish oil is healthy for you. These studies that show fish oil to be beneficial are all short-term studies. In the short-term, it may seem beneficial because they seem like they're anti-inflammatory because they literally shut off your immune system (no immune system, no inflammation response). It's like putting out a fire in your trash can by hitting your house with a tidal wave. It's only a matter of time until these fish oils are linked to all kinds of cancer. It's already being linked to prostate cancer.

                              http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/conten...wr027.abstract
                              Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 12-27-2012, 05:10 PM.
                              Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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