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Vitamin D and Omega-3 category has 398 items

Omega-3 and Vitamin D separately and together help with Depression, Cardiovascular, Cognition, Pregnancy, Infant, Obesity, Mortality, Breast Cancer, . . . 

Fatty acids and Omega-3

There are many books on Omega-3: I such as: The Omega-3 Effect

Everything you need to know about the supernutrient for living longer, happier, and healthier
Willian Sears, 2012 Amazon $6 Kindle

Omega-3 content of 3 ounces of (wild, not farmed) fish (150 to 1,900 mg)

Mackerel (Atlantic & Pacific): 1,900 mg EPA + DHA
Herring: 1,330 mg EPA + DHA
Anchovies: 1,200 mg EPA + DHA
Sablefish (Black Cod): 1,200 mg EPA + DHA
Salmon (Atlantic, Chinook, Coho): 1,200 mg EPA + DHA
Sardines (Atlantic & Pacific): 900 mg EPA + DHA
Swordfish: 643 mg EPA + DHA
Trout: 621 mg EPA + DHA
Chat-GPT Dec 2023
Atlantic cod - cooked ~200 mg
Atlantic cod - cooked, farm-raised ~150 mg
Natures Sunshine Omega-3 vs Mercury

Need to take standard Omega-3 with a fatty meal - Google Bard Dec 7, 2023

Does a person need to take Omega-3 with a fatty meal when the Omega-3 is in oil?

Yes, taking Omega-3 oil with a fatty meal is generally recommended for optimal absorption. This is because omega-3 fatty acids are fat-soluble, meaning they require the presence of fat in the digestive system to be properly absorbed into the bloodstream.

Here's why:

  • Bile acids: A high-fat meal stimulates the production of bile acids by the liver. These bile acids help to emulsify and break down fats, making them easier for the body to absorb. This includes omega-3 fatty acids present in the oil.
  • Micelles: Bile acids form micelles around the omega-3 fatty acids, creating a water-soluble complex that can be transported through the digestive system and absorbed into the bloodstream.
  • Absorption rate: Studies have shown that taking omega-3 supplements with a fatty meal can significantly increase their absorption rate compared to taking them on an empty stomach.

Therefore, while you can still absorb some omega-3 oil without a fatty meal, taking it with a meal containing healthy fats like avocado, nuts, seeds, or fatty fish will significantly improve its absorption and maximize its potential health benefits.

Here are some additional tips for taking Omega-3 oil with a fatty meal:
Take the oil at the beginning of the meal, as this allows for better absorption.
Choose a meal that is naturally high in healthy fats.
Avoid taking omega-3 oil with alcohol or caffeine, as these can interfere with absorption.
Of course, it's always best to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice regarding the most effective way to take omega-3 supplements for your specific needs.

Emulsified Omega-3 does NOT need a fatty meal: Perplexity AI - May 2024

No, emulsified omega-3 supplements do not need to be taken with fatty meals to be effectively absorbed. Emulsified omega-3 supplements are designed to enhance the bioavailability of omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, without the need for concurrent high-fat meal consumption. This is achieved through the use of self-micro-emulsifying delivery systems (SMEDS) and other emulsification technologies that simulate the emulsification process of bile, facilitating the absorption of omega-3 fatty acids in the absence of dietary fats.

Research has shown that emulsified forms of omega-3 supplements can significantly increase the absorption of EPA and DHA compared to non-emulsified forms, even when consumed in a fasted state or with low-fat or no-fat meals. For instance, a study demonstrated that a novel SMEDS formulation of omega-3 fatty acids resulted in a more than 6-fold increase in absorption compared to control conditions, highlighting the effectiveness of emulsification in enhancing bioavailability under various dietary conditions 1.

Additionally, other studies have corroborated these findings, indicating that emulsified fish oil supplements lead to enhanced absorption of omega-3 fatty acids compared to traditional capsular forms, without the need for a high-fat meal 6 7. This makes emulsified omega-3 supplements particularly beneficial for individuals who are advised to limit their fat intake or find it inconvenient to coordinate their supplement intake with fatty meals.

In summary, emulsified omega-3 supplements are specifically formulated to improve the bioavailability of omega-3 fatty acids without the necessity of accompanying fat intake, making them a convenient option for various dietary preferences and conditions 1 67.

The founder of VitaminDWiki takes Omega-3 emulsion: Coromega

Notes by Admin of VitaminDWiki Dec 2012

  • Aroma of food is stored in the fat.
  • Certain fats are much more likely to go rancid than others and develop off flavors.
  • Animals tend to store excess energy in fat.
  • Linolenic acid in 10X less stable than linoleic acid: This form of Omega-3 has a short shelf life discovered 1952
  • Israel is the top consumer (per person) of Linoleic acid in the world (30 grams), and have a high rate of heart attack, similar to the US, but with less meat.
  • Greens are high in Omega-3
  • Should have a low ratio of Omega-6 to Omega 3: US has a high ratio of 10, Sweden has 5, Japan has only 2
    Japan has highest life expectancy AND highest Omega-3 consumption in the world (as well as a very high consumption of Vitamin K2)
  • PUFA was the only way to describe all Omegas until 1964
  • Ratios in foods: Flaxseed oil 0.2, Canola 2, Walnut 5, Corn 46
  • Far less saturated fat in wild animals than domesticated (1968)
  • Omega-3 reduced future heart attacks in Intervention clinical trials
    Intervention trial with 11,000 people who already had a heart attack. DHA and EPA 850 mg or placebo.
    Within 3 years 45% fewer Sudden Deaths due to subsequent heart attacks.

Additional thoughts from reading The Queen of Fats

  • Omega-3 promoters encounter even more resistance than do Vitamin D3 promoters
    Economic resistance from the food industry (shelf life) only Omega-3, medical industry opposed to change: Omega-3 and D3
  • Wonder – do Americans pay more on health care than they do on food?
    Answer YES: 16% on health care and 10% on food - as % of disposable income or % of GDP Breakdown by income level
    40 years ago the %s of O-3 and O-6 were almost reversed.
  • The goal of eating a balanced diet without supplements no longer makes sense when our food is no longer balanced

Perspective of the importance of Vit D and co-factors to health
Importance to Health VDW10426

VitaminDWiki - Omega-3 associations with other categories

Cognitive 48, Pregnancy 39, Cardiovascular 32, Magnesium 31, Infant-Child 31, Depression 29, Meta-analysis 22, Zinc 22, Intervention 21, Inflammation 18, Sports 16, Vitamin K 15, Obesity 13, Trauma and surgery 12, Virus 12, Diabetes 11, Supplement 10, Multiple Sclerosis 9, Seniors 9, ADHD 9, Iron 9, Autism 8, Iodine 8, Vitamin B12, 8 Sleep 7, Women 7, Resveratrol 7, Boron 6, Cancer - Breast 6, Curcumin 6, Vitamin A 6, Liver 6, Cancer - Prostate 5, Vitamin C 5, Mortality 5, Antibiotics, probiotics 4, Hypertension 4, Veterinary 4, Cancer - after diagnosis 4, Rheumatoid Arthritis 4, Metabolic Syndrome 4

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(398) items in category Omega-3 and Vitamin D

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Almonds and macadamia nuts are examples of good foods to take with vitamin D

Omega-3 product

See also Omega-3 testing

Mercola is against Omega-6 which blocks Omega-3

Video and lots of text - Dec 2022

Linoleic Acid — The Most Destructive Ingredient in Your Diet - May 2023 video and text

Founder of VitaminDWiki was unable to get his Omega-3 index up to 8 until he reduced his Omega-6 consumption and switched to emulsified form

See also web


  • Huge list of studies of benefits of Omega-3 - sorted by health problem Expertomega3
    2. OMEGA-3 IN INFLAMMATORY PROCESSES - Obesity. Metabolic syndrome, Diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, IBD, Periodontitis
    3. OMEGA-3 AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM - Blood pressure, Sudden death. Plasma lipids, Platelet aggregation, Arteriosclerosis, Arrhythmias, Atrial fibrillation
    4. OMEGA-3 IN GESTATION, BREASTFEEDING AND INFANCY - Prevention of preterm birth, Pre-eclampsia, Premature infants, etc
    6. OMEGA-3 AND BEHAVIOURAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS - ADHD, Depression, Autism, Bipolar disorder, Borderline personality, Substance abuse, Psychotic disorders
    10. OMEGA-3 AND VISION, etc
  • Organic Meats have 50% more Omega-3 - meta-analysis Feb 2016 NYT
    switching to organic meats only adds about 50 mg of Omega-3 - which is not very much
    And Omega-6 was slightly lower in organic meats
  • Cooking oils compared
    InformationIsBeautiful.net March 2016
    Here is a tiny portion of their analysis


See also PubMed


PubMed: Omega-3 Cardio__

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PubMed: Omega-3 Brain

PubMed: Omega-3 Cancer__

Clinical Trials of Omega-3

  • INTERVENTION Clinical trials with Omega-3 927 as of Dec 2022
    Bacterial and Fungal Diseases, Behaviors and Mental Disorders , Blood and Lymph Conditions
    Cancers and Other Neoplasms , Digestive System Diseases, Diseases and Abnormalities at or before Birth
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases , Eye Diseases, Gland and Hormone Related Diseases
    Heart and Blood Diseases, Immune System Diseases, Mouth and Tooth Diseases
    Muscle, Bone, and Cartilage Diseases, Nervous System Diseases, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
    Occupational Diseases, Parasitic Diseases, Respiratory Tract (Lung and Bronchial) Diseases
    Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases, Substance Related Disorders , Symptoms and General Pathology
    Urinary Tract, Sexual Organs, and Pregnancy Conditions; Viral Diseases; Wounds and Injuries

84+ Intervention trials using BOTH Omega and Vitamin D

Increase Omega-3 from cows by feeding them more Omega-3

Omega-3 from cattle vanish after eating grain in the feedlot

Note:By US definitions Grass fed beed can be grain finished in a feedlot since the definitions are not regulations nor are they checked.
Also: the defintions allow feeding grain for about half of the year - when the grass is not growing
Fatty Acid Analysis of Grass-fed and Grain-fed Beef Tallow Masterjohn Jan 2014
    Total PUFA Grain: 3.45% Grass: 1.9%

NOTE: PDF of a 2010 study of Cattle and Omega-3 is attached at the bottom of this page

100% grassfed has the best Omega-3 / Omega-6 ratio


 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki.
author also has a GREAT book on eating far healthier heritage fruits and vegitables Eating on the Wild Side

Chart showing decreased Vitamin D for decreased Omega

Reductions in Vitamin D is.gd/VitDReductions

Mortality associated with HUFA (Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids = Omega-6)


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Now I know why the recent Meta-analysis of Omega-3 did not find any reduction in heart deaths - 2018

Previous version of the Cochrane analysis had excluded all trials with fewer than 50 deaths
This review looked at 2100 studies and excluded 90% of them
This review did not mention if they had continued that outrageous exclusion.
details in Orthomolecular Nutrtion
I had wondered how the Cochrane Review could possibly have not found a benefit.
The reading of the paper did not indicate the reason. But now I have found out why.
I wonder how many other Cochrane reviews are similarly biased by excluding studies which find a benefit
Henry Lahore, founder of VitaminDWiki Aug 2018

Omega-3 index is very low in many places around the world - 2016

Omega 3 Index Map VDW 7552
Omega-3 map (most of the world has low levels) – May 2016

FDA battle against Omega-3 as a way to reduce cardiovascular risk - 2020

Are We Finally Reaching Consensus About Fish Oil ? Life Extension Magazine editorial Aug 2020
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki
"On February 26, 1987, the FDA conducted an armed raid against Life Extension®
The FDA seized our fish oil and brochures describing fish oil’s potential to reduce cardiovascular risk.
We fought a multi-year legal battle that resulted in the government dismissing all charges against Life Extension®, marking the first time in the FDA’s 88-year history that it has been forced to give up on a criminal prosecution"

Fatty acids: facts vs. fiction - 2021 (informative charts)

Int J Vitam Nutr Res (2021), 1–21 https://doi.org/10.1024/0300-9831/a000713
 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Rhonda Patrick podcast: Unconventional effects of omega-3s - March 2022

Must be a $5/month member to listen

The cardioprotective effects of omega-3s are pretty well established. But the research on omega-3s has also revealed that they're involved in nearly every aspect of human health, eliciting some unconventional effects that influence neurocognitive, immunological, and respiratory health, and lots more – throughout the lifespan.

In this Aliquot, we share a variety of segments from different interviews covering some of the unconventional effects of omega-3 fatty acids and how to overcome some of the roadblocks to obtaining these effects.
00:00:00 - Omega-3s support the brain, the immune system, and healthy aging
00:03:29 - Omega-3's in breastmilk support brain development
00:05:24 - Omega-3s slow epigenetic aging (Dr. Steve Horvath segment)
00:09:19 - EPA and DHA resolve inflammation
00:10:35 - Omega-3s in phospholipid form are better absorbed (discussion w/ Kevin Rose)
00:18:10 - Sources of phospholipid-bound omega-3s
00:26:23 - Rhonda's omega-3 intake
00:28:15 - Risks of omega-3 supplementation
00:30:28 - Is vegetarian ALA equivalent to marine EPA and DHA?

Dr. Rhonda Patrick Omega-3 Overview - May 2023

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