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    Krill oil brand recommendation

    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Quote 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.
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    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
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    Well there is quite a bit of debate about our evolutionary past including cold vs warm climate and which times are most relevant to our study of human diet. Some researchers seem to point to our brains as proof that we had ready access to a lot of DHA. Could be that we evolved along coast rifts with lots of access to shellfish.

    I may regret quoting Jack, but the data is there in this case.....I see your crazy peat and raise you a crazy kruse!

    "In 2005, Dr. Cunnane found that eating one kilogram (1/2 pound) of shellfish from mollusks and crustaceans is all that is needed to meet these requirements to fuel human brain growth. Shellfish happens to be found in shallow water sources and was known to be abundant in the Rift Zone coastal fossils. Cunnane’s data also was in line with what Cordain reported from 1999 to 2005, but Dr. Cunnane went further with this data.

    He showed that it would have been impossible to form the size of the current human brain without a seafood source because DHA was the critical element to its construction. Meat does not contain enough DHA to form a human brain. This implies paleo alone is not enough. This is why the internet forms are loaded with people not hitting their targets. The evidence for that is found in the brain to body ratio’s of all land based mammals on this planet. It seems today many are blinded to this science. This insight might have hit the bone collectors or the early paleo supporters, if they had examined closely, what really separates us from primates, instead of assuming what has been published in the literature was factually correct."

    BG 5: PARADIGM DRIFTS PARADIGM SHIFTS: EPI-PALEO? | Living an Optimized Life

    Bottom line I don't think it hurts to keep taking quality fish oil as long as your refrigerating it and are sure its of good quality. But don't limit your seafood intake based on some hypothesis that you don't need pufa's....there is quite a bit of evidence for keeping seafood in your diet.
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    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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    Anyone else here supplement with fish oil??

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

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