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This blog contains facts that most people are not aware of.

You are here because you are interested in taking Omega 3, fish oil,  but you are concerned that there may be side effects.  

You want to be sure of all the facts and make sure it is safe for you and your family. 

REFERENCE:- The data has been sourced from official publications and is referenced in the footer

There are some questionable side effects of fish oil that you have most likely heard of!   But are they valid?  Should you be concerned?

It is crucial that you are fully informed before choosing the best brand of fish oil for you and your loved one’s health.

Ok, let’s list 3 of them and then we will see if they are true or false.

(1) Bleeding (in conjunction with anti-thrombotic therapy)
(2) Toxicity (due to oxidation)
(3) Toxicity (due to environmental toxins)


Now let’s dive into the details of each issue 

(1) Can fish oil supplements increase the risk of bleeding?

The short answer is No

Data: – 52 Published studies found on PubMed (32 studies on healthy subjects & 20 on patients having surgery – with a minimum of 20 subjects in each study – the majority were randomized controlled trials or included a control group)

Results: – fish oil reduced platelet aggregation in healthy subjects and did not increase bleeding or blood transfusions either during or after surgery in surgical patients.
In conclusion, there is no adverse risk based on these studies ref (i)
Note: – Further trial evidence has shown there is no problem even when taken with meds such as aspirin & warfarin. (ii)


(2) Is there a risk of Toxicity (because of oxidation)?

The short answer is yes, potentially!

Data:  Given the susceptibility of omega-3 fatty acid preparations to undergo oxidation, which contributes to patient intolerance and potential toxicity. (ii) There are insufficient interventional human studies that examine the potential biological functions of oxidized marine n-3; however, there is evidence that lipid peroxidation is involved in human disease. 

In addition, animal studies show that oxidized lipids may cause organ damage, inflammation, carcinogenesis, and advanced atherosclerosis. We cannot ignore these deleterious effects, particularly when some people take omega-3 during vulnerable stages of life such as pregnancy, early childhood, and old age and for long periods of time. (iii)

Therefore, it is important to make sure you only buy high quality & fresh
Fish oil supplements and to store in glass or PET containers to protect against oxygen & avoid clear containers & direct sunlight to avoid ultraviolet rays. Buy smaller amounts to consume in a shorter period of time.

(3) Is there a Risk of Toxicity (due to environmental toxins)

The short answer is yes, potentially!

Consuming lots of fish may result in adverse effects from the potential presence of mercury, PCBs, dioxins, and other contaminants.
However, the risks of exposure are substantially reduced through purification process of refining fish oil for supplements. (ii)
Note that not all fish oils are equal & care should be taken to ensure the freshest fish, caught in the least polluted waters, and processed without high heat is the product chosen.

Most manufacturers when processing fish oils will subject the oil to high heat and this causes it to be converted to Ethyl Esters.  They can then be re-converted back to triglyceride form but they are no longer natural and generally poorer in bio availability which means it cannot be properly absorbed and converted in the body. 

It is important to look for a product that has been processed in such a way that it will deliver pure concentrated DHA an EPA in the natural triglyceride form.  This is the most effective form of fish oil but it is rare among most supplement brands because it is technically challenging and expensive to make.

Things you need to consider when choosing your brand of fish oil.

Now I encourage you to do your own research and make sure the supplements are of the standard listed below ………

If you want to check out the fish oil we recommend, click the image below and you will see all the data. We believe you will not find better quality anywhere. 

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Here are some of the preferred Standards:

Does the manufacturer offer a blend of natural non-concentrated New Zealand fish oil combined with highly concentrated tuna oil, all from sustainable sources?

Do they have a enzymatic process in the production of fish oils that delivers pure, concentrated DHA and EPA in the NATURAL TRIGLYCERIDE FORM? This is the most effective form of fish oil and is rare among supplement brands because it is both technically challenging and expensive to make.

Are their fish oil supplements higher in DHA than EPA – the opposite of most other products on the market? Our recommended manufacturer’s supplements contain a generous 700 mg DHA per serve! DHA can easily convert to EPA if the body needs it but not the other way around. 

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