Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fish Oil and Vitamin E

Something new I learned today:

  • Fish oil will decrease the amount of vitamin E in the blood stream.
  • Vitamin E will help increase the consumption of fish oil. 
  • When feeding fish oil, make sure to supplement vitamin E.

From DogAware:
"You must add vitamin E to the dog’s diet whenever you supplement with oils, to prevent the body from being depleted of this vitamin over time."

From oilofpisces:
"The vitamin E concentration in the red blood cells dropped very significantly when fish oil was ingested but more than recovered with the vitamin E supplement. It is concluded that the negative effects of fish oil consumption can be overcome by taking them together with vitamin E."

From Organic Facts:
"Fish oil undergoes oxidation and can become rancid, leading to formation of free radicals. Addition of antioxidants such as vitamin E to fish oil can help prevent the formation of these free radicals. Excessive dosage of fish oil leads to reduction of Vitamin E in the human body. This loss of vitamin E should be supplemented with external vitamin E supplements. The combination of fish oil and vitamin E can have added benefit in the treatment of many cancers and heart diseases, than if they are used individually."

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