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darlindeb25

Fish Oil, Omega 3's

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My doctor says I should be taking fish oil. The problem is, I can't find any without soy. Do any of you take it and have you found any soy free?


Deb

Long Island, NY

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Is it the vitamin E source that you're worried about? The Spectrum fish oil doesn't list any soy. Same thing with Carlson Labs. But I don't think you're going to find fish oil w/o vitamin E... (It's the preservative they tend to use...)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

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I use Carlson Cod Liver Oil--it dosen't contain soy.


Patti

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Thank you Tarnalberry--It's not the Vitamin E at all. I can't have soy and I have not found a fish oil capsule that doesn't have soy too. I have found gluten free ones, yet they contain soy.


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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Is cod liver oil the same thing? Do you take it in place of the Omega 3's? My doctor's office is absolutely useless with these questions. Thanks!


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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New question Jerseyangel. I was just reading in Carlson's site and Dr. Mercola even says their cod liver oil is the best. Do you take the capsules and how much do you take?


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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The Carlson's one is the same that I've got - I have the liquid, because I'm supposed to take 6-8g per day!!! (inflammation)

They, and Spectrum, don't list their oils as soy free, because of the vit E, I believe.

The cod liver oil is fine for omega-3's. If you're looking for anti-inflammatory purposes, there's supposed to be a 2:1 EPA:DHA ratio, but I've found it hard to get *quite* that far over.

(BTW, I broke one of the big bottles (glass) in a store... the stuff makes your skin very soft when it's all over you. :P Too bad it's so pricey and makes you smell like lemon flavored fish. :D)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Country Life (based in Long Island!) has fish and I believe Omega 3 oils as well that do not contain soy (or preservatives, etc...).


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My hubby's cardio doc recommended that he take a brand called SuperEPA 2000 by Advanced Nutritional Technology Inc. (their website: http://www.antlab.com/products/SuperEPA_2000.html). When my doc suggested I take fish oil, I started taking the same stuff. We buy it through a website called LivingHeart.com (http://208.106.152.108/store/shopcart.htm).

It lists ingredients as Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Gelatin and Purified Water. It says it has no preservatives, sugar, starch or colors added and it's cholesterol free. It doesn't list soy but it doesn't say it's soy free either. It doesn't say it's gluten-free either but my hubby called them for me. It's pricey enough that if I were soy reactive, I'd want to know it is soy free before I bought any. I'll send an email to my Living Heart contact and ask her.

BTW -- my hubby took cod liver oil for years until his doc told him it was a probable cause for him having osteopenia before age 45. Apparently, too much vitamin A is bad for your bones.

Also BTW -- my doc warned me to make sure I got lab grade fish oil because of possible mercury contamination.


Karen B.

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My hubby's cardio doc recommended that he take a brand called SuperEPA 2000 by Advanced Nutritional Technology Inc. (their website: http://www.antlab.com/products/SuperEPA_2000.html). When my doc suggested I take fish oil, I started taking the same stuff. We buy it through a website called LivingHeart.com (http://208.106.152.108/store/shopcart.htm).

It lists ingredients as Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Gelatin and Purified Water. It says it has no preservatives, sugar, starch or colors added and it's cholesterol free. It doesn't list soy but it doesn't say it's soy free either. It doesn't say it's gluten-free either but my hubby called them for me. It's pricey enough that if I were soy reactive, I'd want to know it is soy free before I bought any. I'll send an email to my Living Heart contact and ask her.

---snip---

I received the email back today. There is no soy in this product. I see the link didn't come through but we get it from www.livingheart.com under the "Living Heart Store" link.


Karen B.

diagnosed with Celiac Nov. 2003

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Thank you everyone!!!!! :D


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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