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What Everyone Should Know... About Fish Oil Side Effects

Updated on July 10, 2009

Fish Oil Supplements

Fish Oil Supplements is a great source of Omega 3 Fatty Acid. research shows great benefits of Fish Oil.
Fish Oil Supplements is a great source of Omega 3 Fatty Acid. research shows great benefits of Fish Oil.

Fish Oil helps build your Immune System

Yes, Grandma knew best… Fish Oil Supplements does help build your immune system. We really hated the taste but what Grandma knew is that Fish Oil prepares your body to fight through our tough “disease-ridden” climate we currently live.

Here you will find what everybody should know about fish oil supplements side effects and what to do to counter attack those side effects.

Before we go into how to beat the side effects of fish oil, Let us list the benefits of taking fish oil as a daily supplement. It is said, that fish oil supplements, can help prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and many other health conditions.

Note that this information is not intended to act as professional advice or treatment for a disease. You must consult your physician.

It is documented in, Fish Oil: The Natural Anti-inflammatory (Paperback)

by Joseph C. Maroon, Jeffrey Bost, page 3, that, “hundreds of clinical trial supports the efficacy of fish oil’s omega 3 essential fatty acids in preventing, mitigating, and remedying an incredible range of health conditions.”

More fish oil benefits helps: cardiovascular health, skin health, brain and neurological health, immune system, diabetes. We really will not go into the details of all the benefits of fish oil. I rest assured that fish oil is a supplement everyone should take daily.

Fish Oil Benefits

The benefits of Fish Oil are many, for me, helping my blood sugars and mood swings is essential
The benefits of Fish Oil are many, for me, helping my blood sugars and mood swings is essential

Eliminate Fish Oil Side Effects

Now, how can we eliminate the fish oil side effects?

Side effects of fish oil are not very severe and, when taken correctly, fish oil should be something safe and effective to consume.

To stay clear of some uncomfortable and undesirable side effects of taking fish oil supplements… Choose pure pharmaceutical-grade fish oil supplements. Dr. Barry Sears calls this, the miracle of the new high-dose fish oil in his book, Omega & RX Zone.

What is Pharmaceutical grade fish oil?

This is highly purified fish oil that is more concentrated, free of dangerous toxins, and has been clinically tested. Best results are achieved with this type of fish oil that is not possible with cod liver oil or typical health food fish oils. Compared to lower grade oils pharmaceutical fish oil is 2-3 times as potent.

Depending on the brand, grade and high quality of the fish oil supplement you intake there are some side effects. You will need to make sure that the fish oil supplement you bought, either pills or liquids, are of high bioavailability that allow your body to absorb the essential nutrients.

Fish Oil Side Effect Symptoms

Otherwise, you might experience sensations of nausea and diarrhea, heartburn, and bad breath plus the nasty fish oil aftertaste.

Taking too much dosage of fish oil may result in vitamin a, vitamin d or vitamin e poisoning because fish oil contains these fat-soluble vitamins already. You may find that you are subject to unusual bruising or bleeding, changes in your vision, speech, or notice any signs of an allergic reaction. If you having any of these reactions you are to immediately, contact your physician for consultation.

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Nordic Naturals Fish Oil Information

Essentail Fatty Acid

Parmaceutical Grade Fish Oil is Best for your Health!
Parmaceutical Grade Fish Oil is Best for your Health!

Pharmaceutical-Grade Fish Oil

Use Fish Oil of Very High Quality Only

Nordic Naturals fish oils are of very high quality. Nordic Naturals products are pharmaceutical grade fish oil based on a quality level that exceeds both the Norwegian Medicinal and European Pharmacopoeia Standards.

The removal of potential heavy metals (lead, mercury, etc.), PCB, and dioxins is essential to be certified as pharmaceutical grade fish oil. More information can be found on the Nordic Naturals™ website at

Why is this Important?

The higher the grade of the fish oil supplement the less side effects you will experience.

What we want is the benefits of the fish oil and not the fishy bad breath or aftertaste that some fish oil products will give you.

Having an Omega 3 Fatty Acid as part of your nutrition is a great idea. Fish Oil is a great source of Omega 3. You need to add this to your daily nutritional plan. The benefits of fish oil are too many to list and the side effects can be eliminated by taking a higher grade of fish oil that what most people buy.

My Story

To end, I am diabetic, I have sleep apnea, I suffer from different forms of anxiety, panic and depression… The benefits to me by taking fish oil, too many, so, join me in taking fish oil for a better healthier lifestyle.

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Best Health adds Fish Oils
Best Health adds Fish Oils

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      _cheryl_ 7 years ago from California

      I didn't know until now of fish oil side effects. Luckily, I'm taking a brand that is of high grade. Amazing benefits for those who don't even touch fish like me! lol! Thanks for the education on this. =)

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      Jennitasia 8 years ago from Arkansas

      Fish Oil; great hub!