Fish Oil
 
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Always take fish oil capsules with meals. To reduce burping, store the capsules in the refrigerator or freezer and swallow them cold.

 

SIDE EFFECTS

The following side effects may occur while you take fish oil capsules. Most of these side effects are mild and will decrease overtime. They are rare in patients who take low doses of fish oils.

Gas (belching, flatulence)

Abdominal discomfort

Loose stools

Weight gain (10 calories / capsule)

Easy bruising or bleeding

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

Cod liver oil is not recommended because it is lower in omega-3 fatty acids

and large doses may provide too much vitamin A.  Some types of fish may be contaminated with mercury and PCBs, but when fish oil supplements are prepared, these dangerous elements are removed.

 

Examples of Fish Oil Supplements

 

Product

DHA mg

EPA mg

# per bottle

Price/bottle

Amount/day for 1000 mg

 

Omacor-prescription only

460

380

60

$70.50

1

Walgreens finest Natural Omega-3 fish oil

144

216

100

$5.99

3

Carlson Super Omega-3

200

300

100

$19.95

2

 

Costco-Kirkland Fish Oil

120

180

400

$8.99

3-4

 

Costco-Kirkland Enteric Coated Fish oil

200

240

200

$11.55

2-3

 

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega

225

325

120

$36.56

2