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No.  if you have a blood coagulation disorder or are taking anticoagulatns such as Warfarin (Coumadin), do not use Krill Oil.

No.  If you have an allergy to shell fish you should not consume Krill Oil.

It depends on the age of the child. For teenagers it goes by body weight; 60kg (132 pounds) or less - 300mg per day (or less than a single soft gel), if more than 60kg it is 500mg per day (one softgel). They should also take it in the morning.

We use Antarctic Pure Neptune Krill Oil and the findings have found that it has more antioxidant power than normal fish oils. This is why you don't have to consume as much. You are more than welcome to consume more to meet the normal fish oil levels. It won't harm you. Though our dosage amount of 2 capsules a day is still beneficial. Current diets are out of balance in regards to Omega 6's and Omega 3's. Ideally we should be at 1:1 ratio but we are closer to 20:1. Omega Icon provides the needed EPA and DHA and Omega 3 rich phospholipids (400mg) to help improve that ratio.

Omega-3 fats are polyunsaturated fats that are found in significant quantities in several plants and plant oils (eg. canola, linseed, soy and walnut) and in even greater quantities in many varieties of seafood. The evidence is now quite strong that omega-3 fats are beneficial in at least three areas of human health: heart disease, inflammatory disease, and development of vision and brain function in babies. With respect to heart disease, several risk factors are reduced in response to increased consumption of omega-3 fats, including a reduction in the level of blood triglycerides (TG). In fact, omega-3 is used to treat people with elevated TG and who suffer from pancreatic disease that does not respond to drugs. Omega-3 fats also reduce blood clotting and so may lower the risk that a heart attack will occur, or if it does, reduce the likelihood that it will lead to fatal obstruction of a coronary artery. Eating fish regularly is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Surprisingly, there does not seem to be a dose-response to eating fish. That is, eating fish once a week has the same beneficial effect as eating it three or four times weekly. Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases (eg psoriasis) generally respond positively to increased consumption of foods containing omega-3 fats. This promotes the formation of molecules called 'cytokines', enhancing the production of less reactive compounds.

Research has shown that fish oils (EPA and DHA) play a crucial role in the prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attack, depression, and cancer. Clinical trials have shown that fish oil supplementation is effective in the treatment of many disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and ulcerative colitis. Recognizing the unique benefits of EPA and DHA and the serious consequences of a deficiency the US National Institutes of Health recently published Recommended Daily Intakes of fatty acids. They recommend a total daily intake of 650 mg of EPA and DHA, 2.22 g/day of alpha-linolenic acid and 4.44 g/day of linoleic acid.

Omega-3 fats are found in flaxseed oil, walnut oil, and marine plankton and fatty fish. The main sources of omega-6 fats are vegetable oils such as corn oil and soy oil that contain a high proportion of linoleic acid. The main component of flaxseed and walnut oils is alpha-linolenic acid while the predominant fatty acids found in fatty fish and fish oils are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). To ensure that you consistently get adequate doses of both you can consume a high quality supplement like Prograde EFA Icon
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