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Can I Take Fish Oil To Help With My Cold
Yes and No: Yes you can take fish oil but i don't believe it will help your cold- but it won't hurt it either. The very best treatment know of for colds is pelargonium sidoides, sold in health food stores & pharmacies as umcka; it is safe, affordable & proven effective for colds, bronchitis & sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I've been having difficulties with my feet/ calves cramping at night, and sometimes suddenly my feet and hand feel freezing cold my feet have cramped before but not so severly nor regulary. I take multivitamins, fish oil, osteo biflex, calcium, eat banan
Calf : Calf cramping when walking coiuld be a sign of a problem known as claudication, indicating a problem with arterial circulation and cold hands and feet could be a circulation issue as well. Muscle cramping can also occur with a mineral, metabolic or endocrine issue. The reason for not because of the epidural steroid incetions may be the factor you are looking for as well talk to the neurologist/neurosurgeon/orthopedist/pain doctor or who ever recommend the steroid inceptions as well as speaking to your family doctor again. ...Read more
Daily: Different formulations given different instructions. They should be taken daily for sure, but some formulations may say twice daily, whereas others may even suggest three times a day. Read the bottle. ...Read more
Alleged protection: Omega-three fish oils were popularized as possibly helping prevent/reverse atherosclerosis, especially when the inuit people were noted to have relatively little coronary artery disease. The last two big studies on the inuit cast grave doubt on this politically-correct idea. The fish oils are systemic anti-inflammatories and some folks find they help with arthritis. You decide & don't spend $$$. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read more
Yes to fish!: There have been numerous studies supporting fish oils in lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and providing protection to blood vessels. I would have you work with your doctor to asses your risk, other health issues that might be positively impacted, and follow your cholesterol while taking it Eating food sources (wild salmon, sardines, walnuts, etc) is also valuable. ...Read more
How long can I take fish oil liquid ? I am drinking 2. Teaspoons every day. Now it is almost 2 month
Cut to 1tsp daily: Or change to 1 gm capsule daily. ...Read more
I started adding 2 tbl of chia seeds to my morning smoothie... Will i be overdoing the omega's if i take fish oil as well?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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