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Can Taking Fish Oil Supplements Lower Cholesterol
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
Fish oil helps lower cholesterol but I read that its not good for ITP patients like me. what supplement can I take to lower my cholesterol?
I have 209 total cholesterol: 134 LDL, 56 HDL, 90 Trig. Will intro. of daily fish oil supplement help lower my total cholesterol levels? Thank you!
Total cholesterol: Please do what your doc says but I see no reason at all to lower your cholesterol. High quality marine fish oil is good for lots of things and will lower your trig. which are already fine. If cholesterol goes too low there can be problems. Just enjoy what you have. Peace and good health. Please don't go low fat w/diet and please do eat eggs. ...Read more
Would 800mg of phytosterols in my 2g daily fish oil supplement be considered good for cholesterol/cardiovasciular health, or is it at all risky?
The most thorough: way to assess and manage cholesterol issues is to look a the lab values from the blood test your doc does. High triglycerides need good quality marine fish oil in the proper dose. High LDL responds to Red Yeast Rice capsules. Phytosterols have their place but I don't find them to be as effective as the above. Please check w/your doc or a natural health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes but only if . . : High dose fish oil sold as prescription Lovaza (https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=4012) at 4g daily is approved for use in those with triglycerides >500mg/dl. Before you try to substitute cheap low cost fish oil, read label carefully. Otc products have 180mg epa + 120mg dha in 1g of fish oil while Lovaza has 465mg epa + 375mg dha in 1g and you take 4 daily. ...Read more
Are fish oil supplements a good idea to lower my cholesterol levels. My numbers are total 236. Ldl 150 HDL 71 tric 77
Fish oil: No clinical evidence to support clot protection ...Read more
Should I be taking medication for high cholesterol (243) or try exercise and fish oil for 6 months first?
Depends on profile: If your HDL is very high within that 243, you may be able to get away with diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation for a while. If your HDL is low, then you'd probably need medication as your LDL and triglyerides are probably too high. We need the profile to be sure. ...Read more
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
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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