Fish oil. Lana Garrett Nutrition 4320 March 2007. Why Fish oil???. Personal Interest Ganglion cist and because I don’t get enough! Family Public Interest Scientific Research is exploding Health Benefits are intriguing. Overview of Presentation. Description and History
Supplements comparable to fish consumption.
Cold water, fatty fish such as salmon, swordfish, shark, sardines, mackerel, and herring are richest sources.
To prevent aftertaste try freezing the capsules.
To reduce exposure to contaminants remove the skin and fat from fish before cooking them.
Although skinning and trimming doesn’t reduce mercury content.Food Sources and Preparation Considerations
Fishy aftertaste and belching
Pregnant women and lactating women advised not to consume large amount of fish due to mercury content
Similar effects to LDL-cholesterol lowering therapy, lifestyle change, and vigorous exercise.
No documented cases of abnormal bleeding resulting in fish oil supplements.
No significant drug interactions.Risks and Benefits
Predominant structural fatty acids in the grey matter of the brain.
EPA is a substrate for the initial enzymes in prostaglandin and leukotriene synthesis.
The breakdown of omega-3 and 6 share the same enzyme.
Preference for omega 3, but can switch to omega-6 due to an excess of omega 6 consumption.Roles in the Body
Evidence suggests 1-2 g/day are required, but cannot be attained by diet alone.
Capsules usually contain 180mg of EPA and 120 mg DHA
Liquid concentrate: 1 tsp contains approx 1-3 g of EPA plus DHA
AHA Dietary Guidelines recommends consuming at least 2 servings of fish per week for general population and 2 portions for pregnant or lactating women.
Diet sources are best, but supplements offer a safe alternative.
$0.13 to $0.42 per capsule depending on brand.
$0.95 to $9.77 per oz of liquid form depending on brand.How to use it