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Doctor insights on: Can I Take Two Omega 3 Pills At Once

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Should I take an omega-3 pill to make sure I'm getting the right fats?

Should I take an omega-3 pill to make sure I'm getting the right fats?

A healthy diet: Should contain them. Talk to your family doc. In older patients with high risk for heart disease, they are actually helpful! ...Read more

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Which of them is better omega 3 pills or can of sardine? And can we take one of them daily?

Which of them is better omega 3 pills or can of sardine? And can we take one of them daily?

Sardines: Can of sardines wins! The only downside is there's salt in them but if your BP is okay, it's ok. ...Read more

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How can I take the omega 3 pills to supplement my diet without the horrible fishy after taste for hours?

How can I take the omega 3 pills to supplement my diet without the horrible fishy after taste for hours?

Refrigerate them: Try refrigerating them and taking them on a full stomach. Also make sure they are not old or past their expiration date. ...Read more

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Can I take omega 3 pills for releiving the stress while pregnant? If yes, how many mg per day should I take?

Unrelated: Hi. Taking omega-3 oils is unrelated to relieving stress, whether pregnant or not. I can think of no valid reason for a 22 year old woman to take omega-3 oils unless you're battling severe hypertriglyceridemia. ...Read more

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Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Probably not: Omega 3`s and low dose Aspirin work at different levels. Omega 3`s replace cell products that release products of inflammation while the omega 3`s don't. Aspirin affects the blood platelets that normally control clotting and bleeding. ...Read more

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I am 16 year old boy soon to be 17, I eat 6 meals per day, is it okay to take an omega 3 pill with a centrum silver multivitamin at same time together?

I am 16 year old boy soon to be 17, I eat 6 meals per day, is it okay to take an omega 3 pill with a centrum silver multivitamin at same time together?

No problem: In general, your body would take what it needs from these pills and flush the rest out in your urine daily. If you have a good balanced diet, this is probably unnecessary but it shouldn't hurt you. You just make expensive pee. ...Read more

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Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?

EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The preparations you were using may not have delivered this much of each component in the capsules you were taking, so you needed more. Please know that if you eat wild alaskan salmon, sardines, etc at least twice each week, you may not need supplements. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil omega-3 if breastfeeding a two year old? If so, what is the recommended dose?

Is it safe to take fish oil omega-3 if breastfeeding a two year old? If so, what is the recommended dose?

Yes, safe: Doses differ with different OTC preparation, read the labels and follow instructions ...Read more

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Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. But in this case food will help. Or, take the third with a healthy snack. Taking all three at once won't hurt but you want to get your money's worth, right? Also, if you eat some salmon that day, you can skip the supplement. The "real" thing is always better ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control pills and want to take omega 3 and apple cider vinegar pills. Will they make the birth control pills less effective?

I'm taking birth control pills and want to take omega 3 and apple cider vinegar pills. Will they make the birth control pills less effective?

Need calarification: Will need to know more. This is something your physician will need to evaluae you. You could ask your pharmacist to advise you. They have medication interaction software thst can clarify some of this. It will need more specificity about the names of the medications. ...Read more

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Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Better to not: Oils go rancid and then are not good to consume. Even products that haven't reached an expiration date can go bad if not stored in cool dark conditions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much Omega 3?

More not better: Yes. Omega-3 in larger doses can have effect of blood thinner. Normal dose thought to be 2 to 3 grams a day. This gives good benefits of anti-oxidant and lowering lipids without anti-coagulant properties. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take expired omega-3?

Would it be okay to take expired omega-3?

I wouldn't: It is never good to take or use expired medications or otc's. That is why there is an expiration date! Why take a chance? Don't do it! They are cheap, so don't you be cheap! Buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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My BP is 158/98 can I take. Pgxdaily and omega 3?

Yes: Both are safe to take. Omega 3 will be good to prevent hear disease and if pgx helps you lose weight it could make it easier to control your bp. Also reduce salt (sodium) intake and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How long dose is take for omega 3 to start working?

How long dose is take for omega 3 to start working?

Varies on dose &: Diet. Just as takes time for cholesterol to build up, takes time for omega-3 to help lower blood lipids. Generally at least 2-3 grams (2000-3000 mg) per day are needed to be effective. Enteric-coated caps help prevent "fish burp". Diet of good fats (polyunsaturated, no trans or saturated) & low glycemic index carbs added to lean protein, fruits & veggies help. Exercise is beneficial, too. ...Read more

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Should I take omega-3 at my age? How much should I take?

Should I take omega-3 at my age? How much should I take?

Good question: First, check to see what the recommended dose states on the container. For a typical brand of omega 3 fish oil I recommend one capsule every two days for maintenance in adults. ...Read more

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If a person take more than 6000mg of omega 3 what is consequences?

If a person take more than 6000mg of omega 3 what is consequences?

Various: Besides the fishy aftertaste, they can cause nausea/ vomiting, increased glucose level and bleeding. ...Read more

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I am 21 male. 143 pounds. Should I be taking omega 3 pills? What do they do for me? I've been taking them for a week now 2 per day.

I am 21 male. 143 pounds. Should I be taking omega 3 pills? What do they do for me? I've been taking them for a week now 2 per day.

Depends. . .: The data on omega 3 fish oils is observational which means everything you hear about might be due to chance. If they're going to do you any good, you'll need to take them for years. Better to eat oily wild-caught fish eg tuna, salmon & trout. Mackerel too but it's too strong & fishy for most tastes. Quality of omega 3 is important but difficult to determine. Don't forget overall nutrition & exerci. ...Read more

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In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

Follow Doc's advice.: This is not so much a matter of reaping full benefit as it is of avoiding toxicity and preventing side effects. With your prescription meds follow your doc and pharmacist's advice. With supplements and otc's - check with them or don't take. ...Read more

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Could I take zinc with omega 3?

Zinc and Omega 3: Zinc supplements in normal doses, usually around 220 mg per day, and omega -3 oil 1000 - 1250 mg up to four times a day should not cause any adverse interaction. Omega-3 is usually more tolerable from a GI standpoint if taken with food. ...Read more