View Full Version : Fish Oil and Allergies

Will Walshe
11-06-2007, 02:37 AM
A friend of mine has a nasty allergic reaction to fish (nausea and some kind of tightening of the jaw apparently). I was trying to get them to find out from their doctor wheter or not it would be safe for them to take fish oil, but I'd say the chances of them raising the issue are somewhere close to zero. There seems to be a clear association along the lines of "fish=death" in their minds.

Would whatever component of fish that causes a reaction be present in a high-purity oil? Or are there any alternative EPA&DHA supplements on the market that aren't derived from marine animals?

Is anyone out there making grassfed-cow oil or anything?

Scott Kustes
11-06-2007, 05:05 AM
I don't have an answer to your question about fish, but grass-fed cow oil sounds like my way to riches!

Garrett Smith
11-06-2007, 05:30 AM
Actually, there are two options for them that are non-fish.

Green Pastures Butter Oil

Krill Oil (not a fish, but a shellfish)

There's also the new DHA from algae, I'm not sure about that one.

Will Walshe
11-07-2007, 04:56 AM
Nice one, thanks Garret. I think shellfish are also treated with deep suspicion, but the butter oil sounds like a winner.

Scott, put me down for a couple of bottles of cow oil if you pull that off. Anything to get more cow in my diet.

Garrett Smith
11-07-2007, 07:21 AM
I avoid the shellfish anyway. Cockroaches of the ocean, IMO.

Brad Hirakawa
11-07-2007, 08:11 AM
Poor little roaches!