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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Can someone have allergies to fish oil?

Can someone have allergies to fish oil?

Probably not: Oils are fats that don't usually cause allergic reactions (most allergies are directed against proteins). Manufacturers of fish oil supplements recommend that fish-allergic people avoid their product because they can't guarantee the absence of fish protein in their pills. One small study skin tested fish-allergic patients to fish oil and gave them supplements orally; none had an allergic response. ...Read more

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These are the things I am taking, korean red ginseng, multivitamen, fish oil, vitamen c, vegetable protein and loratadine tablets (for allergies). Are these alright together?

These are the things I am taking, korean red ginseng, multivitamen, fish oil, vitamen c, vegetable protein and loratadine tablets (for allergies). Are these alright together?

Yes: There are no adverse interactions between these things. Make sure you take a high-quality multivit. At least 1/3 of adults can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-mthf ; anxiety/high BP makes it likely you need a multivit that has the l-5-mthf form.
Also most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3 in fall ; winter months to achieve optimal levels- see http://bit. Ly/1ekkvkv ; http://bit. Ly/1dc7vna. ...Read more

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Fish oil breaks me out but I'm not allergic to fish, what could it be?

Fish oil breaks me out but I'm not allergic to fish, what could it be?

Additive or gelatin: Some people are highly allergic to the gelatin capsule (which is made from animal source) and others may be to the additive or coloring of the capsule. Try liquid fish oil and see if this causes the same problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use fish oil pills if you are allergic to seafood?

Is it possible for you to use fish oil pills if you are allergic to seafood?

Fish oil: If you're allergic to seafood, i'd avoid fish oil. There are other sources of omega 3 fatty acids if you desire to supplement. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

I'm allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible I would stick to fish oil. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil if you have a fish allergy?

Possible: I would avoid if you have fish allergy. It may be specific protein of specific fish. If it is imperative you take fish oil, would make a visit to allergy/immunologist to see what options are. ...Read more

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If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although I'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Is it possible to be allergic to fish oil although I'm not aware of having a fish allergy?

Not likely: A true allergy highly unlikely because fish oil contains only trace amounts of proteins you are eating when having fish and that can cause severe allergies. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

Caution: Hi, there is a possibility that you would develop allergic reaction to fish oil, fish oil contains some Iodine, you might want to try Omega-3 instead. Fish oil is relative contraindicated one people with Iodine allergy. ...Read more

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I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

Folate: Take folate, iron and calcium separately instead of a prenatal vitamin. Folate is most important since it protects from certain birth defects. in fact some obstetricians recommend folate alone instead of prenatal vitamins if you are healthy and have a good diet. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to all seafoods my eyes itch and it becomes hard to breathe but I want to try shrimp so bad and take the fish oil vitamins what can I do?

I'm allergic to all seafoods my eyes itch and it becomes hard to breathe but I want to try shrimp so bad and take the fish oil vitamins what can I do?

Don't do it!!: It's not worth risking your life (and yes, your reaction could close off your airway!) to eat seafood or take fish oil. Please avoid all seafood and seafood products. Your doctor can suggest other ways to get the nutrients you need without risking a life-threatening reaction. ...Read more

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I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil at this time. If you are depressed, there are medications and counseling that can help - see your Doctor. If you have not been evaluated for specific food allergies, seeing an Allergist for testing is advised. ...Read more

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I don't think I am allergic to fish, but when consuming fish oil with 1000mg omega-3, I have itchiness mostly on foot. What's wrong?

I don't think I am allergic to fish, but when consuming fish oil with 1000mg omega-3, I have itchiness mostly on foot. What's wrong?

Unusual: This would be an unusual allergic response. I would stop the fish oil and if there is no foot itchiness for a week or two, I would resume the fish oil and if the foot symptoms return, this would strongly suggest some sort of intolerance or allergy to the fish oil. ...Read more

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I think I'm allergic to theratears supplement (fish oil and omega-3) it says swelling if the eyelid is a side effect and that's what happend to me!?

I think I'm allergic to theratears supplement (fish oil and omega-3) it says swelling if the eyelid is a side effect and that's what happend to me!?

Possible: If you notice swelling within a couple of hours after taking the supplements, then you are likely allergic especially if you are allergic to fish. If you are allergic to all capsules, then one need to suspect a gelatin (used in the capsule) allergy. Since fish oil is not essential, you may skip it or try krill oil. ...Read more

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I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then. Recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then. Recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

Fish Oil: It certainly could be trace amounts of omega -3 in the urine. It doesn't take much to smell "fishy". The benefits of taking fish oil are less clear than they used to be. I would recommend that you check with your doctor to see if fish oil is right for you. If it is right, I would purchase the highest grade, highly purified brand that is either of Icelandic or Norwegian origin. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more