I don't have prescription insurance, and wouldn't use it even if I did. It cost three times as much as what you can buy in a health food store. It probably contains toxic ingredients such a preservatives, too! I also refuse to support the pharmeceutical companies!
I wouldn't buy it either. I just thought you might like to know what they are up to. I'd eat fresh fish before paying those high prices. I could buy a lot of fish instead of supporting their fat pockets!
I am not sure what kind of results you are looking for in taking fish oil, but I have found krill oil to be far superior to fish oil in normalizing lipids, especially in lowering triglycerides. IME, it even helps lower blood sugar.
I read about krill oil a while ago. Maybe I should brush up on it. How much do you take to get such good results? I'm a borderline diabetic and crave sugar more now than I ever did in my younger years, so the krill oil might help get me back on the right path.
I take one sofgel, twice daily with meals. It only took one month to lower my triglycerides by 92 pts., lower my total cholesterol by 42 pts., raise my HDL 5 pts., lower my LDL by 27 pts., and lower my FBS by 14 pts.
Amazingly, I had deliberately blown my usual strict diet to bits, because I was angry at getting no results. I deliberately ate all the wrong things for that month before my blood work, just to see how a worst case scenario would play out in my lab results. The day before the lab tests, I ate a whole half gallon of ice cream!
After seeing the results, I would have kept eating what I wanted, except I had gained a bunch of weight, so I had to go back on my diet.
I can't wait to see what happens next time, after many months on krill oil, and following my diet.
P.S. The brand I use is Source Naturals.
P.P.S.S. Also, your LDL may go down more than mine did. I have Lyme Disease, so my LDL is going to stay high, no matter what.
I also take Niacin to lower triglycerides. It lowered my triglycerides by 317 pts. after 3 months at 1,500 mgs. per day, taken all at once with dinner. (Never take slow release niacin or spread out the dosage). The additional lowering from krill oil brought me well into normal range.
The numbers look great Roxie! My cholesterol runs a touch high but not out of sight so sounds like I should try krill oil. You must have taken NKO 500 mg by Source Naturals. I looked it up on the net just now, but I don't have time to read much. Does it have a fishy after-taste or make you burp like some fish oil? I'm getting ready for a family fish-fry and camping this Labor Day week-end with grilled salmon, oysters and maybe fresh dungeness crab...but it's not a good time of year for crab. Also they will fix (yuk!) steamed crawfish, (or crayfish?) but I should have plenty of omega-3 without it!!
I have a real weakness for ice cream too, but I don't eat a half-gallon at a time! Dreyers Toffee Crunch with caramel swirl is my favorite, with a waffle cone! Sinfully delicious!
Thanks for the info and have a nice holiday week-end.
Yes, that is the brand I take. I burped a little the first 3 times I took it, and then it stopped, and I have had no problems since. It is not supposed to cause problems like that at all, but I have had reflux in the past, so maybe I am just more sensitive.
Down here we call them "Crawdaddies", and I agree with you that they are not to my taste. Basically, they are the oceanic equivalent of the cockroach.
I don't normally eat a half gallon of ice cream!!! I just did it to see how bad my blood sugar would be. It had been running 108-112, which is prediabetic, and it was 96 after eating all that sugar. That is still too high, since ideal is about 87-90, but I will take it, considering what I ate the day before the test.
I am not sure what kind of results you are looking for in taking fish oil, but I have found krill oil to be far superior to fish oil in normalizing lipids, especially in lowering triglycerides. IME, it even helps lower blood sugar.Roxie
Thanks for the input. We've been considering a change
from fish oil to krill. What about vit D? Does krill have
this like cod liver oil?
Hi Jack Pine Savage,
No, unfortunately krill does not have much vitamin D.
Here in Florida, I get mine from the sun, but if you are in the north woods, that would be difficult. (I envy you btw, I am from the north woods, and wish I was there right now, so I could cool off).
For that reason, some people take both krill and Cod liver oil, especially in winter.
I have been leery of trying cod liver oil, since I always thought it was a laxative. Is that not true?