fish oil does have a lot of benefits but as for anxiety its efficacy is questionable.
it has however been proven to treat bipolar, even better than some prescriptions it was pitted against in I imagine more than one double blind study.
lovaxa is bs, the government doesn't want us to trust natural remedies so they have to try and steal them and try and take the credit.. the ethyl properties just mean it's more efficient and processed by the body better. lovaxa in itself is probably not bs, but fish oil is widely available, they don't need to make it a prescription. it's like they're admitting that fish oil is better than all the other cholesterol lowering prescriptions they have.. yea we know but they don't need to gunk it up.
to get certain results really high dosages are required. the amount of epa and dha are what really matters. you could have a 1g pill and an 800mg pill but the 800mg pill could have 420mg of epa and 120mg of dha while the 1g pill has 220mg of epa and 200mg of dha.. there's a lot of variation so reading the labels is important.
I don't think mercury is a huge concern because there are many reputable brands out there and they have strict standards; there's virtually no mercury in them.
there's a brand called Carlson that's trusted and widely available. on the Vitamin Shoppe website, a bottle of liquid is normally like $40-$50 but you can get it for like $20 cuz they have web only specials and I think it's normally on there. you can also tell them you saw it online (if you did) for cheaper while at the store and they'll match their website price.
it's 16.9fl size and 1 teaspoon is a serving; about 100 servings per container
one teaspoon has 800mg of epa and 500mg of dha, a very nice dosage, though you may take more or less than one teaspoon a day depending on what your goal is.
I do not eat fish or anything that used to swim for a living and I wouldn't dream of it, but I am able to take this liquid no problem. and I think it has less after effects than pills. the trick whether you're taking a liquid or pill, is to drink water when you take it and make sure to eat something that has a little bit of fat.. healthy fats such as nuts or some avocado or maybe cheese, even chips lol... then you shouldn't have any fishy burps or anything unpleasant.
it's a really nice product. I used to take it more strictly but stopped for a while but got more when I could afford it and now I just take it whenever..
there are lots of studies on fish oil, you can easily see for yourself what it realistically and theoretically can and can't do