Vitamins & Supplements Community
384 Members
Avatar universal

Fish Oil--Bad? Good?

Hi Folks,

I just heard on the news that fish oil is no all kinds of evil when it comes to prostate health.  I have been taking fish oil for about 5 years now and take approximately 2 grams with an Omega-3 total breakdown of 600 EHA and 400 DHA per day.  I know I know, talk to your doctor bla bla bla (and I will to be sure)  In the meantime should I trash the pills?
3 Responses
1330108 tn?1333680904
I personally still take it as it is good for brain and eye development of fetus and infants. I am breastfeeding and trying to get pregnant so it would be ideal for me to take it. But every situation is different.
Avatar universal
Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of oily fish. Fish do not actually produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them by consuming either microalgae or prey fish that have accumulated omega-3 fatty acids. Problems of quality have been identified in periodic tests by independent researchers of marketed supplements containing fish oil and other marine oils. These problems include contamination, inaccurate listing of EPA and DHA levels, spoilage and formulation issues.
7648755 tn?1392993116
I only say that fish oil is good for health . other oil is nothing .thats it .
Have an Answer?
Top General Health Answerers
363281 tn?1518219421
Nelson, New Zealand
Avatar universal
Arlington, VA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
In this unique and fascinating report from Missouri Medicine, world-renowned expert Dr. Raymond Moody examines what really happens when we almost die.
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
When it comes to your health, timing is everything
We’ve got a crash course on metabolism basics.
Learn what you can do to avoid ski injury and other common winter sports injury.
Here are the pros and cons of the top fad diets and weight loss plans of the year.