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Doctor insights on: Does Fish Oil Have Iodine In It

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I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

I am allergic to shrimp but can eat crab and fish. I am also allergic to seaweed. Also very allergic to iodine swab on skin. Can I take fish oil??

Caution: Hi, there is a possibility that you would develop allergic reaction to fish oil, fish oil contains some Iodine, you might want to try Omega-3 instead. Fish oil is relative contraindicated one people with Iodine allergy. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

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


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I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

Folate: Take folate, iron and calcium separately instead of a prenatal vitamin. Folate is most important since it protects from certain birth defects. in fact some obstetricians recommend folate alone instead of prenatal vitamins if you are healthy and have a good diet. ...Read more

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I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

I am allergic to iodine, shrimp, lobster, seaweed, but can eat crab, fish clams, octopus. I would like to start taking fish oil for depression. Can I?

Allergy testing: It is unusual to be able to eat crabs and seafood with such a strong history of iodine and multiple seafood allergies. I would not recommend fish oil at this time. If you are depressed, there are medications and counseling that can help - see your Doctor. If you have not been evaluated for specific food allergies, seeing an Allergist for testing is advised. ...Read more

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Is fish oil harmful?

Is fish oil harmful?

No/Yes: Most anything can be harmful if taken improperly. Think about it, drinking too much water can make you very ill or you can die. Fish oil, like anything else should be taken according to manufacturer's directions or according to your health care provider. Fish oils have many beneficial effects if used properly and if a reputable product is purchased. Some fish oils are alleged to be contaminate. ...Read more

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Is fish oil good for you?

Is fish oil good for you?

Yes,: But those that contain EPA omega-3 lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, those that contain both DHA and EPA will lower triglycerides but raise LDL cholesterol. If you don't want dietary supplement fish oil there's prescription EPA Vascepa or EPA/DHA Lovaza. Epanova is another just approved by FDA. ...Read more

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Is fish oil pills go for you?

Is fish oil pills go for you?

Omega fish oils: For many conditions it can be helpful. Some are advocating it for adhd. Also, can assist in mood stabilization for affective disorders - typically not enough alone. Some suggest it may assist in cholesterol management but the story appears to not be in. Any medication or supplement can cause side effects including dizziness, tiredness, nausea (take with food or switch to krill oil), memory? ...Read more

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What exactly is fish oil good for?

High cholesterol: Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for lowering your LDL cholesterol and your triglycerides and improving your cardiac health. Red krill oil has the same benefits without the fishy taste or fishy burps. ...Read more

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Is creel oil better for you than fish oil?

Is creel oil better for you than fish oil?

Not known: There are simply not enough clinical studies or other information to endorse one type of unsaturated fat, including omega-3 oils, over another. Direct comparisons have not been done and theoretic advantages are not compelling. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of fish oil tablets?

Diffeerent: Some studies suggest improvement in things like braina and joint function. ...Read more

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What are the signs that fish oil is fresh?

What are the signs that fish oil is fresh?

4 signs: 1- the container is not past expiration, 2- the capsules smell only slightly "fishy, " 3- the capsules are a pale yellow color, and 4- the capsules are firm to light pressure. If all four of these qualities are present, the capsules are likely fresh. ...Read more

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Fish oil is bad for gout?

Fish oil is bad for gout?

Fish oil and gout: This should not be a problem. Monitor how you feel very closely. You should also be sure that the quality of the fish oil is very good (ie. Don't go with a generic brand). ...Read more

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Does fish oil have calcium?

Does fish oil have calcium?

Fish oil: Some fish oil has calcium added to it. Most fish oil is made from fish blubber which isn't high in calcium. ...Read more

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Does fish oil contain calcium?

Does fish oil contain calcium?

No: If you need a calcium supplement, you should take calcium carbonate or calcium citrate. Fish oil does not contain calcium. ...Read more

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Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

May increase LDL: Prescription fish oil (lovaza) is indicated for treatment of high triglyceride, but in doing so it actually raises the LDL a bit. Taking it as a supplement (smaller dose--1/4 of dose) may not do much at all in term of changing the lipid profile.
So, if u need to lower ldl, fish oil is not the way to go. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is fish oil helpful for anxiety?

Is fish oil helpful for anxiety?

Neutral: I have a lot of experience with omega 3 fish oil as I have recommended it to my patients for years. I have not found any effect on chronic anxiety- positive or negative. ...Read more

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Does fish oil reduce inflammation?

Yes: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have anti-inflammatory effects. Aside from fish oil which provides dha and epa, other good sources of the omega-3 ala are the algae that the fish eat, vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed (canola), and flaxseed, walnuts, and some green vegetables, such as brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens. The converts small amounts of ala to epa and dha. ...Read more

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Does fish oil help damaged nerves?

Maybe: There is some evidence suggesting certain omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish/fish oil) may help nerves. I don't think we can say this definitively yet, but omega 3's have been/are the subject of much study. There are also other reasons why eating more fish/getting more omega 3's may be helpful for your health. Talk with your doctor about your particular situation. ...Read more

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Can labor be induced with fish oil?

Can labor be induced with fish oil?

Not likely.: Fish oil is not one of those things doctors regularly recommend to induce labor. It likely has no down sides, but probably isn't effective. Sexual intercourse, however, can be a natural way to induce labor. ...Read more

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Does fish oil raise hdl? How much?

Does fish oil raise hdl? How much?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Can effextor be taken with fish oil?

Can effextor be taken with fish oil?

Okay!: Yes, it's okay to take Effexor (venlafaxine) and fish oil at the same time. It's always good to check. ...Read more

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Can fish oil be applied to the skin?

Can fish oil be applied to the skin?

Skin use? Hmm..: Fish oils applied to skin would not absorb to achieve any level in the blood stream to get any benefit for cholesterol or triglyceride levels. There may be some help with skin moisture as in vitamin E topical usage. ...Read more

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Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

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

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Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Probably not.: If the child is allergic to a component of the fish oil, this may cause boggy rhinitis (congestion), however this is not very common. ...Read more

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Can you wash your face with fish oil?

Can you wash your face with fish oil?

Fish oil: Not sure why you'd wash your face with fish oil unless you wish to attract a mermaid or merman. ...Read more

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How can fish oil help the human body?

How can fish oil help the human body?

Fish oil: Omega three fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids and are essential for growth and development in utero and during childhood. The main advantage of fish oil is its ability to reduce triglycerides. Some studies in patients taking fish oil also suggested a reduction in heart disease but other studies have refuted those findings. ...Read more

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Is fish oil safe for children to take?

Is fish oil safe for children to take?

Fish oil: For years they gave kids cod liver oil, the new thing is fish oil/omega three caps. ...... Not likely to hurt the kids........Whether they need it is another question. ...Read more

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Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Fish oil: Unless taken in very large quantity, fish oil is unlikely to cause chubby cheeks. ...Read more

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How long could fish oil take to digest?

How long could fish oil take to digest?

Many variables: It depends on the amount you eat, what the source is, what else is in your stomach, what other medicines you take, what your general health is, what your age is and on and on. I doubt anyone can give you an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of fish oil?

What are the health benefits of fish oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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When to start giving fish oil to toddler?

When to start giving fish oil to toddler?

Fish oil: Would discuss with the toddler's pediatrician or fp whether fish oil is appropriate for the toddler. ...Read more

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What exactly are the of uses cod fish oil?

What exactly are the of uses cod fish oil?

Healthy heart: Fish oil is a good way to get omega-3-fatty acids. We know that taking fish oil can lower your risk of dying from heart attack or bad heart rhythms ["sudden cardiac death"], lower high bad triglycerides, lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does fish oil capsules help to lose weight?

No.: Only if they replace caloric intake or increase energy expenditure. ...Read more

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Is krill the best type of fish oil to take?

Is krill the best type of fish oil to take?

EPA Best Evidence: Both epa ; dha, from phytoplankton, at very high (i.e. Purified rx) doses, tend to ↓ the triglyceride concentrations in blood. Epa (without dha ; all the other non-beneficial fats in common fish oil) has a track record of also ↓ing LDL particle number, even at lower doses ; many long-term trials have shown 12-15% ↓deaths thus I commonly recommend purified epa, vascepa, but only 1 gm (capsule)/day. ...Read more