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What is fish oil?

What is fish oil?

Fish oil: Fish oil is the oil found in many cold water fish, such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, sturgeon, mullet, bluefish, anchovy, sardines, herring, trout, and menhaden. It's rich in omega-3 fats -- essential to our diets because our bodies cannot make them. You can also get this in supplement form -- at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day if you have depression. ...Read more

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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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What are the benefits of fish oil?

What are the benefits of fish oil?

Many: Fish oil is very helpful for dry eyes. 2000 mg a day is recommended for this. It is also helpful for heart health and brain health/memory. It also is beneficial for healthy skin, hair, and nails. ...Read more

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How are fish oil capsules helpful?

How are fish oil capsules helpful?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as too much fish oil?

Is there such thing as too much fish oil?

Fish oil excess: People with liver disease may experience problems with excessive amounts of fish oils. Fish oil can also affect your body's ability to clot blood, so it should be discontinued before surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Fish oil is bad for gout?

Fish oil is bad for gout?

Fish oil and gout: This should not be a problem. Monitor how you feel very closely. You should also be sure that the quality of the fish oil is very good (ie. don't go with a generic brand). ...Read more

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Does fish oil have calcium?

Does fish oil have calcium?

fish oil: Some fish oil has calcium added to it. Most fish oil is made from fish blubber which isn't high in calcium. ...Read more

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Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

May increase LDL: Prescription fish oil (lovaza) is indicated for treatment of high triglyceride, but in doing so it actually raises the LDL a bit. Taking it as a supplement (smaller dose--1/4 of dose) may not do much at all in term of changing the lipid profile. So, if u need to lower ldl, fish oil is not the way to go. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is fish oil helpful for anxiety?

Is fish oil helpful for anxiety?

Neutral: I have a lot of experience with omega 3 fish oil as I have recommended it to my patients for years. I have not found any effect on chronic anxiety- positive or negative. ...Read more

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Does fish oil reduce inflammation?

Yes: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have anti-inflammatory effects. Aside from fish oil which provides dha and epa, other good sources of the omega-3 ala are the algae that the fish eat, vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed (canola), and flaxseed, walnuts, and some green vegetables, such as brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens. The converts small amounts of ala to epa and dha. ...Read more

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Does fish oil help damaged nerves?

Maybe: There is some evidence suggesting certain omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish/fish oil) may help nerves. I don't think we can say this definitively yet, but omega 3's have been/are the subject of much study. There are also other reasons why eating more fish/getting more omega 3's may be helpful for your health. Talk with your doctor about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Can labor be induced with fish oil?

Can labor be induced with fish oil?

Not likely.: Fish oil is not one of those things doctors regularly recommend to induce labor. It likely has no down sides, but probably isn't effective. Sexual intercourse, however, can be a natural way to induce labor. ...Read more

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Does fish oil raise hdl? How much?

Does fish oil raise hdl?  How much?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Can effextor be taken with fish oil?

Can effextor be taken with fish oil?

Okay!: Yes, it's okay to take Effexor (venlafaxine) and fish oil at the same time. It's always good to check. ...Read more

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Can fish oil be applied to the skin?

Can fish oil be applied to the skin?

Skin use ? hmm..: Fish oils applied to skin would not absorb to achieve any level in the blood stream to get any benefit for cholesterol or triglyceride levels. There may be some help with skin moisture as in vitamin E topical usage. ...Read more

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Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

Not really: Your liver increases your production of cholesterol, not necessarily the food you eat. Cholesterol is the building block of all hormones in the body and is necessary for life. However high cholesterol or very low cholesterol is not ideal. High cholesterol must be balanced with good cholesterol (HDL) so that it can be removed from the body. Fish oil has good omegas 3's for our body. ...Read more

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Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Probably not.: If the child is allergic to a component of the fish oil, this may cause boggy rhinitis (congestion), however this is not very common. ...Read more