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Can Effextor Be Taken With Fish Oil
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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I think I made a mistake and forgot if I took the 2 fish oil capsules i take everyday might of taken 4 instead of 2 of them today will I be ok?
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Not always possible: For some people no amount of flax oil gives the same benefits of fish oil. This is because our bodies must convert the ALA in fish oil into the EPA & DHA found in fish oil and this is not done very efficiently & some people can't convert it at all. However, you can find vegan sources of DHA & EPA from algae. See http://chriskresser.com/why-fish-stomps-flax-as-a-source-of-omega-3 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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