Omega-3/fish oil supplements
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Omega-3 from fish oil is supposed to be preferable to omega-3 from plant sources such as flax seed. Be careful of where you get fish oil supplements from to avoid heavy metals.
Fish Based Omega-3
- Nordic Naturals is pharmaceutical grade fish oil. Also available at health food stores: All Products, Liquid drops, Liquid drops without high levels of Vit A
- Boston Children's now has their post-transplant patients on oral fish oil.
- A parent on the yahoo short bowel syndrome group said that oral fish oil (2.5 ml twice a day -- twice the adult dose) helped with her son's elevated ALT/AST. However, his Vit A levels got too high, so they switched to the drops without high levels of it. We are trying oral fish oil for this purpose with MaxMunakata (.5 mls in his g-tube twice a day) -- his ALT/AST are improving, as is his absorption. He seems to be allergic to something in the fruity children's drops, so we use a syringe to extract his dose from capsules.
Plant Based Omega-3