Side Effects of Fish Oil

Fish oil is oil derived from the tissues of fatty acids. Fish oil is recommended as source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Fish oil products are becoming increasingly popular due to the many health benefits. However, there are some side effects of fish oil. If you take large doses of supplements which contain high level of vitamins (especially vitamin D) in addition to Omega 3 fatty acids, the risk is possibility of vitamin poisoning. Vitamin poisoning is a condition wcan lead to toxic symptoms. For this reason, you should take fish body oil instead of fish liver based oil.

Another side effect of fish oil is heavy metal poisoning. Many fish contain heavy metal (mercury,lead, nickel, arsenic and cadmium) and other contaminants (PCB's, furans, dioxins). If you eat fish, avoid fish species which contain toxin mercury and contaminants, including Largemouth Bass, Sturgeon, and others such as Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish.

Now you may ask: should I give up fish oil? All the side effects of fish oil are avoidable. If you are concern about the side effects, you should take fish oil supplements as your source of Omega 3 fatty acids. In fact, only fish oil contains the form of DHA that can be used by your body. In addition, fish oil helps to protect you against wide spectrum of diseases and promote overall health. Specifically, fish oil is beneficial to:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Skin health and skin disorder, like eczema, psoriasis and rosaceah
  • Visual function
  • Brain function
  • Neurological health
  • Immune system
  • Diabetes
  • Gout and arthritis

So, how to avoid the side effects of fish oil? The best source of Omega 3 fatty acids is fish oil supplements. These tips would help you to choose pure and quality fish oil supplements, to ensure you are safe from the above mentioned side effects:

1.Choose supplements that are manufacture under strict GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) compliance.

2.Choose the supplements that contain high potency of DHA.

3.The fish oil should be in ester form. Ester's fish oil has good bioavailability that allow your body to absorb the essential nutrients.

4.The fish oil should be free from contaminants.

5.Choose the supplements that are processed with molecular distillation. This technology enables manufacturers to filter out contaminants and pollutants from the products.

(c)http://www.health-supplements101.com - All Rights Reserved

Yi Lai is editor of http://www.health-supplements101.com : How to choose the most potent supplements for your health.

In The News:


Research and Markets: Nutritional Supplements in the US, 6th Edition
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
The U.S. nutritional supplements market is going to maintain its average growth rate of just over 6% per year through 2018, hitting sales of $16.4 billion in that year. Growth in the market slowed in 2013 and the first part of 2014 due to negative ...

and more »

Antioxidant Supplements Don't Fight Cancer, Research Suggests
Huffington Post
In the study, researchers found that male smokers who took of 20-milligram supplements of beta-carotene (an antioxidant) daily for five to eight years had an 18 percent increased rate of lung cancer, and an 8 percent increased mortality rate, compared ...


Food Supplements Pose Health Risk
AllAfrica.com
"There have been no clinical trials conducted to support the efficacy of some supplements," said Julius Babiiha, a Drug Information Technician at National Drug Authority (NDA). He says the disc Nalugemwa sells was taken to NDA for approval and it was ...


'Batman: The Complete Television Series' Supplements Detailed
High-Def Digest
Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include: Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West; Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought after collectables through the eyes of three extraordinary ...

and more »

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Safe Supplements?
Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
About 31 percent of U.S. children take them as supplements. In β€œthe first known review to synthesize pediatric NHP clinical management guidance in primary care,” doctoral student Emily Gutierrez*, RN, MSN, CPNP, Assistant Professor JoAnne Silbert-Flagg ...

and more »

Paying too much for Medicare supplements?
Sidney Daily News (subscription)
Prior to 1992, Medicare supplement insurance plans were not standardized. What this meant was that each insurance company's Medicare supplement plans offered different benefits. This made it almost impossible for the retiree to shop their coverage from ...


New York Times

Tiger Woods Hopes to Erase the Supplements Stigma
New York Times
The initials stand for MusclePharm, a Denver dietary supplement company that recently signed Woods to a multiyear endorsement deal. In the fields of nutrition and science, supplements fall on the hazard line, with officials divided on whether they are ...

and more »

Supplements- Do We REALLY Need Them?
Huffington Post UK
Most people trying to follow a proper diet and nutrition can get battered with information overload when it comes to supplementation. Supplements i.e. vitamins and minerals, can be taken in the form of capsules, powders or in food. A visit to a health ...


Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath, Launches A New Line Of Nutrition Supplements
Forbes
Becoming Mr. Olympia is no easy feat. It takes hard work, dedication, tough mentality, a serious workout plan, a solid nutrition plan and the appropriate supplements. If anyone knows anything about becoming Mr. Olympia, it's Phil Heath. The current ...

and more »

Quartz

Fish Oil Supplements May Protect Against Alzheimer's
Huffington Post
While you may avoid fish oil supplements, fearing the fishy aftertaste or the off-putting smell, the results of a new study might just have you reaching for your pill box. They're often touted for their heart-health benefits, but now researchers are ...
Fish oil supplements may reduce cognitive decline, unless you're already at ...Quartz
Fish Oil Supplements Reduce Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, Study FindsHeadlines & Global News
Fish Oil Boosts Brain PowerYahoo Health
University Herald -Science World Report -News-Medical.net
all 119 news articles »
Google News

Alzheimer Disease and Antioxidants

At the present time, one out of ten adults have... Read More

Natural Supplements - Help Your Body

Vitamins and mineral supplements are a good way to supply... Read More

Havent Heard of the Acai Berry Yet?

You've probably been eating blueberries since you were a little... Read More

Why Do Liquid Form Nutritional Supplements Have Much Greater Bodily Absorption Than Pills?

Did you know that when you take vitamins and minerals... Read More

Learn Why Digestive Enzymes are Crucial for Optimal Health

Your body produces over 20 separate digestive enzymes that are... Read More

Balancing Your Hormones Naturally -- What To Do First

One of the questions that I frequently get asked is... Read More

What is a Supplement?

Supplement ? what is it?Supplement is a term that means... Read More

Tips on Taking Colostrum

When selecting a brand of Colostrum, you should be sure... Read More

To Supplement or Not to Supplement; That is the Question

Some fitness adherents are supplement crazy and spend money like... Read More

Using Natural Remedies For Constipation

There are two basic types of constipation - organic and... Read More

Herbal Supplement

Herbal Supplement ? what is it?So what is an herbal... Read More

Stop Suffering With Arthritis Pain Today!

MSM (methyl-sulfonyl-methane) is a nutritional supplement derived from natural organic... Read More

Revealed! The Secrets of Mangosteen

Do you spend at least some time in your day... Read More

Benefits of Bee Pollen Supplementation

Since ancient time bee pollen has been considered as an... Read More

Vitamin E to Protect Against Parkinsons Disease

Moderate amounts of vitamin E in the diet can protect... Read More

I Have a Headache!

Actually, my headache is not the result of just thinking... Read More

Coral Calcium: The Preferred Source of Absorbable Calcium

Coral Calcium is an excellent source of readily accessible and... Read More

The Benefits of Whey Protein Drinks

Whey proteins drinks, especially shakes, are available in a variety... Read More

More Complete Arthritis Supplement

People accept arthritic disease as a 'natural part of the... Read More

Is Vitamin E Lethal?

Recently the news carried the story that a researcher had... Read More

Vitamin E - The Wonder Vitamin

Vitamin E is a family of eight related molecules known... Read More

L-Glutathione, The Wonder Antioxidant

A naturally occurring compound, L-Glutathione (Tathion,) has demonstrated that it... Read More

Why Do Supplements Make You Sick?

I have good news for you! The answer is both... Read More

An Introduction to Whey Protein

Made from cow's milk, whey protein is a pure, all-natural,... Read More

Healthy Eating isnt Enough, You Need Supplements, Real Health Part 3

The next step on your road to real health is... Read More