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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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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Does eating omega 3 supplements help arthritis?

Does eating omega 3 supplements help arthritis?

Possibly: Omega 3s definately reduce inflammation and if there is any inflammatory component it might help. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements help a border line personality disorder person?If so how much dose? So many supplements available, how to pick?

Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements help a border line personality disorder person?If so how much dose?  So many supplements available, how to pick?

Not for the disorder: A patient with borderline personality disorder will benefit from any health benefits provided by omega 3 fatty acids just like anyone else. Omega 3 fatty acids have not been proven to treat borderliness personality disorder but psychotherapy and treatment of any co occurring psychiatric disorders will be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm 8 month pregnant, i want to take some omega 3 as daily supplement, will that help or hurt or affect my baby? Thank you. If that helps and benefits my baby, what kind of omega 3 should I take? Because i looked for the omega 3 at the pharmacy and there

I'm 8 month pregnant, i want to take some omega 3 as daily supplement, will that help or hurt or affect my baby? Thank you. If that helps and benefits my baby, what kind of omega 3 should I take? Because i looked for the omega 3 at the pharmacy and there

It is usefull: Increased intake of epa and dha has been shown to prevent pre-term labor and delivery, lower the risk of pre-eclampsia and may increase birth weight. Omega-3 deficiency also increases the mother’s risk for depression. Babies born to mothers who had higher blood levels of dha scored better on the attention tests until 6 months of age, visual learning in older babies at 1 year and 18 months. ...Read more

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Taking Vitamins & Supplements (Checklist)

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I take omega 3 + vitamine bs + fatty acids everyday. What other supplements and eating habits guidelines can help with mood, ADHD and anxiety?

None: A large multi-center double-blind clinical study performed by the nih recently competed, and showed that outcomes on vascular disease were not improved on omega-3's. The claim has been made that many such theoretical treatments of the vascular system will improve every function in the body, due to increased perfusion. The best bet is to eat lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables, and exercise. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian diet.

Does omega 3 fatty acid supplements helps prevents acne for people taking vegetarian  diet.

No: The last three real human studies of omega-threes for atherosclerosis / lipid problems showed no benefit. The vegetarian / natural foods people write about this-and-that benefiting this-and-that without needing any real basis, and there's an anecdotal peer-reviewed article, but nothing solid. Acne's treatable by 21st century medicine and if you need us mainstream physicians, we're here for you. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Supplements (Definition)

Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. 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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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


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