13 thoughts on “PCBs in Children’s Fish Oil Supplements

  1. We would LOVE to have some Omega-3 supplements made from algae sources but they are about as rare as hens teeth in most stores. 
    The industry just doesn't make much if any of algal sources omega-3 . You either have to go online and pay a hefty shipping cost or none at all. 

  2. PCBs are due to the industrial complex and directly responsible for the contamination of the oceans? Corporations for you, they have plagued the world over since the industrial revolution. Omega 3s apart from mother's milk, can also be found in plants as an alternative, providing they have been protected from chemicals themselves. Most health shops sell them.

  3. Our ancestors regularly ate shellfish in Africa 100,000 years ago. Omega-3's from fish are power anti-inflammatory molecules.

  4. Did you hear how even distilled fish oil supplements were found to contain PCB pollutants? 

    Watch below or click the link to watch on NutritionFacts.org: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/pcbs-in-childrens-fish-oil-supplements/

  5. After a fast check at Amazon algae derived omega 3 are about 5 times as costly as other sources. A product for the well to do. 

  6. Here's an idea.  Organic free-range kale-fed Human breast milk, cheese, and yogurt. I'd buy some if it were available at the grocery store.  Breast milk is the perfect human food.  New mothers could earn extra income and improve their health by choosing to eat a strict organic diet created by top food scientist and sell some of their extra breast milk to fresh use or to make cheese, and yogurt.  Or possibly some sort of monkey milk would be nutritionally similar to human breast milk, like a chimp or bonobo.  just a thought.  

  7. Dr. Greger, I was wondering if you could explain why you left out the data regarding the group that was given DHA + ARA (arachidonic acid) supplemented formula? I looked at the actual study that you mentioned at 2:44, "Visual acuity and cognitive outcomes at 4 years of age in a double-blind, randomized trial of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid-supplemented infant formula." The DHA + ARA group had better verbal IQ at 104.5 +/- 2.9 compared to the DHA group. Wouldn't it be easier to show the whole table, rather than cutting out some pieces of information?

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