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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Fish best: No evidence taking capsules help. Recommendation is to eat fish at least twice a week.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The pre ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. but in this c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Omega 3 = snake oil: Omega 3 fish oil is the same as snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish/snake oils reduce triglycer ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Omega 3: According to the fda, it is safe to take up to 3, 000mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa) per day. It’s not the same as 3, 000mg of fish oil. A 1, 000mg fish o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Just follow the recommended dosage. Good luck.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes: If you eat lots of fish, there's little chance of omega three fatty acids toxicity. However, taking too many tablets of omega three fatty acids can le ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not usually: Eating healthy fats like omega 3's would not increase your weight, unless you're eating huge quantities of them. Omega 3's are in cold ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
Good question: First, check to see what the recommended dose states on the container. For a typical brand of omega 3 fish oil I recommend one capsule every two days ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Omega 3: There is such a thing as taking too much of anything including omega 3 fatty acids.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Why even take it?: There is no medical reason to take omega 3 supplements, especially at age 21. You are wasting money.
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