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Apart from blood thinners are there any drugs that should be avoided when taking high dose omega 3? (1000mg EPA & 500mg DHA)

Apart from blood thinners are there any drugs that should be avoided when taking high dose omega 3? (1000mg EPA & 500mg DHA)

Omega 3's: As a suggestion, you may consider walnuts, Chia seeds, flax seed and Salmon for a more effective way of obtaining the benefits of Omega 3s! Not a concern with Blood thinners. ...Read more

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Is omga 3s DHA & epa good for you?

Is omga 3s DHA & epa good for you?

Yes: For the growing child it enhances brain growth as brain membranes are laid down. We have noted improved development and iq scores on diets supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids. Check out all the new baby formulas.
For older children and adults they continue to assist in membrane synthesis and keeping fats solubilized in the blood to decrease atherosclerosis and arterial plaque formation. ...Read more

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Are DHA and epa good for you everyday?

No One Knows: To my knowledge, there is no proven answer to these questions, altho it probably is safe. ...Read more

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What is the value of taking DHA (docosa hexanaenoic acid)?

What is the value of taking DHA (docosa hexanaenoic acid)?

See below: Dha has been known to enhance neuronal development in developing brain. Also known to increase alertness and cognitive development in infants and toddlers. Pregnant moms and lactating women are encouraged to take dha supplement, and all infant formula is supplemented with it. ...Read more

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Can I take more DHA then the product says and still be healthy?

Can I take more DHA then the product says and still be healthy?

Dha: Supplements have daily dosage ranges. Taking more is not necessarily harmful but not more helpful either, add to that the cost factor. ...Read more

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Why is DHA important for brains?

Why is DHA important for brains?

See below:: Omega-3 fatty acid: dha (docosahexaenoic acid): from breast milk, flax, walnuts, some algae and fatty fish. The brain is 60% fat! This structural fat supports the myelin sheath, covering billions of neurons in our brains. A substantial portion is dha. Research suggests that infants receiving dha from breast milk or infant formula with dha have higher iqs and more mature visual skills. ...Read more

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In regards to pregnancy, what is dpa, epa, and dha?

In regards to pregnancy, what is dpa, epa, and dha?

Essential fatty acid: These are short forms of the essential fatty acids which are important for the new unborn child's proper development especially of the brain. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) & docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are essential human nutrients. Therefore now a days they are being stressed both for the pregnant women as well as the growing infants who are taking formulas. ...Read more

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Should my toddler take dha?

Should my toddler take dha?

Maybe: Omega-3 fatty acids, such as dha, are important for good health. People who eat diets rich in omega-3s have improved heart health, better brain function, and less depression. Newer research indicates that dha alone does not have this effect. Eating fish at least 2 times per week, or taking supplemental marine oils (fish or krill) provides all 3 ingredients needed for better health. ...Read more

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How are dhea and DHA different?

How are dhea and DHA different?

Totally!: DHEA is a mild anabolic steroid, and DHA is a three omega fatty acid, necessary for brain growth! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal dha?

Is it safe to take prenatal dha?

Yes: Dha (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega 3 fatty acid that is vital to your baby's early neurologic and visual growth/development. It is found in many prenatal vitamins nowadays since it is not a substance that is produced by our bodies naturally. Instead, we must get it from our diet and supplements. ...Read more

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Ca I give my 7 months baby DHA?

Ca I give my 7 months baby DHA?

In breast milk: Dha is in breast milk and the quantity depends on moms diet. It has been in commercial formula for years and now it can be found in baby food. Formula has at least 0.2 % of their fatty acids as dha. ...Read more

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Are DHA and omega acids the same thing?

Are DHA and omega acids the same thing?

Omega: Omega 3 fatty acids can be dha or epa. Also in that group are omega 6 & 9. Rich source of all these can be found in flaxseed oil. ...Read more

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Is DHA effective in increasing intelligence?

Is DHA effective in increasing intelligence?

No increase: Intellect is based on inherited factors & somewhat on having the drive & opportunity to develop it. Dha and or any other nutrient will not give you more intellectual prowess than you are capable of, but poor diet & nutrition could lead you to function at a lower level. ...Read more

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Is womens prenatal + DHA good to take when TTC?

Is womens prenatal + DHA good to take when TTC?

Yes: Although we don't have clear scientific evidence that these supplements help in getting you pregnant, I cant think of any reason they would hurt either. Good luck! ...Read more

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DHA and ARA are how many months/years needed by baby?

DHA and ARA are how many months/years needed by baby?

DHA and ARA: Are always needed, but extra supplementation is recommended for the first year of life. ...Read more

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Could wheat germ has both DHA and epa?

Could wheat germ has both DHA and epa?

Unlikely: Available sources for DHA and EPA include egg yolk and fish oils. ...Read more

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Does flax seed offer epa and DHA fatty acids?

Mostly ALA: Dha and epa are found more in animal products like salmon. ...Read more

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Is organic DHA in professional spray tans safe?

Is organic DHA in professional spray tans safe?

DHA: Dha may not be safe. Spray used on animals showed it to affect dna adversely. Also, if the spray gets gets into the lungs it can cause asthma like symptoms and over the long run may cause cancer. ...Read more

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Which food rich in DHA I can give to my 7 month old baby?

Which food rich in DHA I can give to my 7 month old baby?

DHA for babies: Excellent question. The usual sources, seafood and nuts, that adults eat are not appropriate for a 7 month old. Most infant formulas are now fortified with DHA, If baby is breast feeding, some of the appropriate for age foods that are higher in DHA are winter squashes (esp spaghetti squash), beans including black beans and kidney beans, and wild rice (which is actually a grass, not a grain). ...Read more

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Which is better? High DHA formula or ha formula? For an 8 mth old baby?

Which is better? High DHA formula or ha formula? For an 8 mth old baby?

DHA levels: Almost all formulas now contain dha. Some have higher levels than others but studies show that higher levels do not provide any extra benefit. So, as long as the formula has dha, you can feel comfortable that your child is getting the benefits it provides. ...Read more

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