Last week during my annual, routine physical checkup, with a doctor I'd not seen before, his nurse asked me about fish oil. She said, "I see you take fish oil." I confirmed this, then asked why she was noting it, why it was on my chart. Her response was along the lines of "If it's in the form of a gel cap we consider it a drug."
I was surprised, told her so. She didn't seem pleased to hear from me that I use varying amounts of fish oil daily, have experimented with different amounts of EPA and DHA. I'm sure she nearly went off the deep end when I suggested that as I'm currently using Stronger Faster Healthier Concentrated liquid fish oil, perhaps they should remove my use of omega-3 oil from my chart. On top of that, I told her that if she'd like a current list of all the vitamins, minerals and supplements coursing through my body, it would take a few minutes!
She got quiet. The exam proceeded as usual.