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what is omega 3 fatty acids

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Eat wild salmon: It is far healthier to consume omega-3s from a natural source such as wild salmon than from fish oil or synthetic forms. The question is why are you t ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in General Practice
Many: Omega 3 fatty acids are also referred to as fish oil though not all are from fish and as essential fatty acids. The term essential means the body need ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Omega 3: Coq10 or ubiquinol is similar to a vitamin and omega 3s are fatty acids.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Essential to life: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they're necessary for our health, but our bodies can't make them. We have to eat the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Omega 3: Fish oil made of essential fatty acids that support healthy heart, joints & skin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Omega 3 vs Omega6: Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body to maintain certain functions and to aid in keeping you healthy. Most sources of omega-6 fat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Oily fish: Oily fish, salmon for instance.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Omega 3 fats: The most common sources of omega 3 fats aren't greens, but are fish oils. However, you might be thinking of purslane, a salad green which has 400mg o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Wild Fish: Wild fish like salmon, cod, trout, sardines, etc. Also contain vitamin d, of which many people need more.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Very little: This is a high omega 6 oil and should be avoided.
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: They tend to lower the trigycerides
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: They contain vitamin a, d, and e and large amounts can result in toxicity from these vitamins. Also, as they are anti-coagulants, high doses can cause ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Many: Fish is one of the most well known: such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants like brussels sp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience in Cardiology
The structure: The difference is where the unsaturated chemical bond is in the "tail" of the fatty acid -- 3 positions away from the end (that's where OMEGA comes fr ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Brennan
36 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-oxidants: Antioxidants that decrease free radicals implicated in inflammation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Balanced diet: The best way is to eat a balanced diet including fish.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Excellent: Omega 3 is made in the body from an essential fatty acid called linolenic acid. Some people have difficulty in processing it and epa, derived from fis ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Will vary: this is not something that is standardized. Therefore there is a range.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
A lot: Sounds like a high amount of omega 3. The important components will be the actual content of epa and dha in the supplement and the number of capsules ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Syed Samee
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes but...: They can be taken together without any problem . More important point is who should be taking these . Most healthy people with even fair eating habbit ... Read More
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