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Borage Oil Medication
Liver issues: can occur if the product has unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Because of the concern of reliable quality in US products, I usually prefer other sources of GLA. There are companies that remove the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, but you should be careful about choosing your product. ...Read more
I started taking 5 borage oil pills daily 1000mg . Is there anything harmful doing this. Dr. Oz suggested 800mg daily of gla. Each pill contains 160mg?
Clarify: If the total you are taking is 1000 mg per day, this has been used safely for up to 24 weeks. If they are 1000 mg per pill, you are taking way too much. ...Read more
I wouldnt: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date. I wouldnt take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, . ...Read more
Can I take super b complex,magnesium,fish,flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together ?? Thanks
Mild interactions: Hi LoriX8 Taking super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, borage oil and wormwood black walnut may produce loose stools. The Magnesium fish, flax and borage oil have a laxative effect. While you can take them all at once you might be better to take the super b and wormwood black walnut in the morning and the laxative ones at beditme. Be cautious Dr Lori Lange- Pennsylvania ...Read more
I have severe atopic dermatitis eczema and have several allergies including tree nuts and fish. Is borage oil safe and effective for me? Thank you.
Borage oil: Borage oil for skin application has been felt to be anti-inflammatory and moisturizing. However results for eczema have been mixed. No adverse effects would be expected with atopic dermatitis for short term use, but I would recommend asking a dermatologist about long term effects. ...Read more
Can I take CLA (belly fat formula has safflower oil, Omega 3,borage oil, & sesame seed oil ) if I'm taking omeprazola magnesium (acid reducer 20.6mg)?
Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more
Coconut oil: When used with moderation and with the same amounts found in food, it is unlikely to have side effects or interactions. However, it is high in saturated fat and can increase cholesterol levels and so if you are taking anti-cholesterol medications you may want to discuss it with your physician ...Read more
BAD oil: Hi. Coconut and palm oils are very unhealthy for you. They're both very highly saturated, and present a horrific risk for atherosclerosis and heart attack. And COCONUT OIL IS NOT A MEDICATION, except for causing death, so you can't take it as such (a medication). Read ingredient labels; if you see palm or coconut oil, STAY AWAY if you like your heart muscle getting blood and oxygen! ...Read more
I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?
Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more
My cholesterol was over 300, but not on medication. Was taking fish oil capsules, but read this could elevate levels. Do I need meds?
High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more
Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?
No known solution: Pigmentation in follicles require proper 1)production of melanin (the pigment) and 2)the proper transfer of melanin into the follicles. If either of these steps is amiss, we will grey. In a healthy individual, when we start to grey is genetically programed. In an extreme situation such as starvation or malnutrition, we will experience hair loss, reduce melanin production, and thus greying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you heard anything positive about the oil cleansing method for acne? I am 25 and have tried almost every acne medication and nothing works!
Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol ? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes ?
Complex issue: Fish oil has multiple health effects beyond cholesterol. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is treated with 4 fish oil tablets a day, can lower triglyceride and raise HDL somewhat. Plant sources of omega-3 need to be converted to the active form which is found in fish oil. In general the worse ones diet is, the more important fish oil is. 1 to 2 tablets of fish oil is reasonable for general health ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very,?blood thinners: Hemp seed oil has the ideal mix of essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids as well as other beneficial compounds & is arguably the healthiest oil (though not good for cooking). There are no known interactions but because it is a natural blood thinner caution should be used if on blood thinners. See http://www.ratical.org/renewables/TherapHoil.html & http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272024.php. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: About 75% of your cholesterol is dependent upon genetics. So if your cholesterol is modestly elevated,change in your diet and excercise may do the trick. Fish oil may impact your triglycerides but has no significant effect on cholestrol. Statins are drug of choice ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer