Discussion in 'Anything and Everything about dietary supplements' started by keenef4, Oct 19, 2007.
Is it a great revolution or a plain hype?
I cant wait for ethyl viagra!
<div></div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">EPA has been analysed at the Finnish Customs Laboratory and found to be free from all 30 environmental toxins tested</div>
Imagine my joy...!
Coming soon: ethyl whey...ethyl oatmeal...ethyl tanning lotion...
So, its a negative then?
Which branch do you guys use for omega 3? I live out of America so I need to find a good branch that ship internationally. Thanks in advance!
BTW, have anyone had any experience with Puritan's Pride?
I just started taking NSI. They moleculary distill their fish oil products, so it's top of the line. The stuff is pretty cheap on vitacost.com
That website led me to an interesting article about EPA vs. DHA: http://www.biovita.fi/english/tuotteet/e-epa_no_dha.html
(colby2152 @ Oct. 20 2007,15:09)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">That website led me to an interesting article about EPA vs. DHA: http://www.biovita.fi/english/tuotteet/e-epa_no_dha.html</div>
as far as I know, that evidence re. the benefits of EPA (as opposed to DHA) was largely for treatment of depression and other mental health issues. If you're taking a v large dose of EPA to treat e.g. depression, you may well want a low DHA pill (this lets you take less oil, and avoid GI problems etc. associated with a large dose). The evidence for even EPA supps to treat depression isn't that great, though (see e.g the latest Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin review). The research that showed possible benefits from fish oil pills in children with specific learning difficulties did use high-ish EPA pills, but not DHA free (some types of fish do contain a higher EPAHA ratio). btw, Prof Puri's research has been v controversial in the UK - see e.g. http://www.badscience.net/?p=385
For general health, I'd doubt it's worth the bother of getting all EPA/no DHA pills, unless cost is no object I guess... At any rate the 'conventional' dietetic advice is that it's best to get your fish oil from eating fish, anyway - you get the benefits of the oil that way, and the fish will generally replace out a less healthy meal choice....
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