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Krill oil versus fish oil for omega 3s

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Which do you prefer as your source of omega 3 supplementation and why?

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Investment towards future? And you can definitely find quality fish oil for cheaper than quality salmon, especially if you don't live in an area with active fishing industry.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

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on June 12, 2012
at 04:55 PM

Nobody's disagreeing that food > supplements, foreveryoung.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 12, 2012
at 12:29 PM

Grassfed meats (beef, you mean) are not high in omega-3s.

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on June 12, 2012
at 11:36 AM

I do eat wild alaskan salmon (although it comes frozen, if that means anything in terms of quality) about 4 times a week in 4oz-8oz portions, so I may be getting enough. Supplements are just convenient to have for traveling or times when I'm not able to eat a lot of O3s.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on June 12, 2012
at 06:37 AM

(mostly for the car-wreck lookie-loo value)

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on June 12, 2012
at 06:36 AM

I would really like to see a Ronco fish oil!

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on June 11, 2012
at 11:37 PM

ROth, I know that fish oil is less expansive than wild salmon. I was just saying that eating real food is better than supplementing, and it doesn't make sense to supplement when a large part of the paleo lifestyle is about eating real food. I don't think all the supplements and what not are necessary.

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:03 PM

Why are you taking coconut oil as an omega-3 supplement? That just doesn't make sense at all. Coconuts have practically no PUFAs let alone omega-3's. Not that coconut isn't great for its own reasons, of course. :-)

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on May 28, 2012
at 10:03 PM

what's wrong with seaFOOD?

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on May 28, 2012
at 10:03 PM

what's wrong seaFOOD?

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on June 11, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Do you really need to supplement? If you're eating a proper paleo diet which includes seafood and grass fed meats, you're getting ample omega 3s PUFA. More is not always better, and here instead of spending 25 bucks a month or so on fish oil, you could get about 2lbs of wild caught salmon.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on June 12, 2012
at 12:29 PM

Grassfed meats (beef, you mean) are not high in omega-3s.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on June 11, 2012
at 11:37 PM

ROth, I know that fish oil is less expansive than wild salmon. I was just saying that eating real food is better than supplementing, and it doesn't make sense to supplement when a large part of the paleo lifestyle is about eating real food. I don't think all the supplements and what not are necessary.

91882203467f64f68f25f58f1caeee68

(1017)

on June 12, 2012
at 11:36 AM

I do eat wild alaskan salmon (although it comes frozen, if that means anything in terms of quality) about 4 times a week in 4oz-8oz portions, so I may be getting enough. Supplements are just convenient to have for traveling or times when I'm not able to eat a lot of O3s.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on June 12, 2012
at 04:55 PM

Nobody's disagreeing that food > supplements, foreveryoung.

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Investment towards future? And you can definitely find quality fish oil for cheaper than quality salmon, especially if you don't live in an area with active fishing industry.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on May 28, 2012
at 08:57 PM

Both do the trick. Fish oil is cheaper so that's what I use. Krill oil salesmen really sound like they're passing off snake oil to me. Or at least a little like Ron Popeil: There's more!???

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on June 12, 2012
at 06:36 AM

I would really like to see a Ronco fish oil!

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on June 12, 2012
at 06:37 AM

(mostly for the car-wreck lookie-loo value)

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25498a8dfcda549af0dc571c70fccba4

on May 28, 2012
at 09:08 PM

I did use Grizzly Salmon oil. Right now I'm using Coconut oil. I'm curious about Krill, they make it sound better than anything. Guess the other poster might be correct... If it sounds to good to be true it is.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on June 11, 2012
at 10:03 PM

Why are you taking coconut oil as an omega-3 supplement? That just doesn't make sense at all. Coconuts have practically no PUFAs let alone omega-3's. Not that coconut isn't great for its own reasons, of course. :-)

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