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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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Yes I am 28 years old and I was trying to see does fish oil pills help you gain weight in your buttocks and also eating a lot of starchy food?

Yes I am 28 years old and I was trying to see does fish oil pills help you gain weight in your buttocks and also eating a lot of starchy food?

Likely not: Where you put weight on depends in part on your genetics among other factors. There is no food that particularly targets an area of the body. The buttocks are a large muscle group and so doing things to strengthen muscles in that area may add to bulk if that is what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Will overdosing on fish oil (omega-3) make you gain weight in any way?

Will overdosing on fish oil (omega-3) make you gain weight in any way?

Possibly: Fish oil is fat. Fat contains calories. Caloric intake causes weight gain. So, yes, it's possible. Although not likely from a single overdose. The label on the fish oil bottle should tell you how many calories are in a capsule (or 2 capsules) depending on the recommended dose. There is no evidence to show mega-. ...Read more

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When should I take fish oil to loss weight? & the best time to take multivitamin not to gain weight?

When should I take fish oil to loss weight? & the best time to take multivitamin not to gain weight?

Weight loss: Neither will lead to any known benefit ;save money and eat fewer calories along with increased exercise for actual weight loss! ...Read more

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Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Can folic acid cause weight gain??  I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?

Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I took fish oil supplements daily and I noticed I gained weight for some reason. Should I discontinue?

Hi doc, I took fish oil supplements daily and I noticed I gained weight for some reason. Should I discontinue?

Fish Oil has: Calories but not enough to make you gain weight. Did you change anything else when you started taking fish oil? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b complex cause acne? What about fish oil? I wanna take a supplement to make me gain weight but I don't want acne risk if ever? Help?

Can vitamin b complex cause acne? What about fish oil? I wanna take a supplement to make me gain weight but I don't want acne risk if ever? Help?

Supplements and Acne: Hi, neither b complex nor fish oil will cause acne. In fact, both of those can actually be beneficial to those suffering from certain types of acne. Having said that, neither of those will lead to weight gain either. Gaining good weight is a result of healthy eating of appropriate nutrients including proteins and "good" fats as well as an appropriate exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued gained weight moody depressed is there something I can take that does not cost a fortune to help me I take vit d fish oil green tea muti vit im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued gained weight moody depressed is there something I can take that does not cost a fortune to help me I take vit d fish oil green tea muti vit im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

Lots of options: Black cohosh, evening primrose oil, dong quai, gingko biloba, korean, siberian or panax ginseng, hops, red clover, soybeans, st. Jon's wort, vit e have all been prescribed for various menopause symtoms with varying results. Often you can find 'menopause' supplements containg combinations for the above. ...Read more

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Can theratears supplement cause weight gain? It has fish oil and omega-3. 30 calories each

Can theratears supplement cause weight gain? It has fish oil and omega-3. 30 calories each

Theratears: It is highly unlikely that theraters would cause weight gain (or weight loss). If anything, the supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids could help to support overall healthy nutrition as part of a generally healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of taking fish oil pills?

What are some benefits of taking fish oil pills?

Lower triglycerides: Lower triglycerides are the only proven ones. ...Read more

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Been taking fish oil pills for years (~2000-3800 mg/day). Stopped & started getting headaches. Related? Coincidence? Should I stop fish oil? Thanks

Been taking fish oil pills for years (~2000-3800 mg/day). Stopped & started getting headaches. Related? Coincidence? Should I stop fish oil? Thanks

There are many: Studies that support the use of good quality marine fish oil for eye, joint, brain, and cardiovascular health. Poor quality fish oil can be impure and weak. Prothera, Nortic Naturals, and some others are best. Check to see if has been purified several times and the amount of EPA+DHA in it--ought to be about 50 %. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does fish oil pills make your butt big?

Does fish oil pills make your butt big?

No: This is not one of the effects attributed to fish oil pills. Are you looking to increase or decrease your rear? ...Read more

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Do fish oil pills make you have bumps on your butt?

Do fish oil pills make you have bumps on your butt?

Fish oil: If you do that, you might slip off the toilet seat and bang your butt on the floor. If you form a large bruise on your butt it will make it bigger. Other than that, not much chance. ...Read more

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People told me that taking fish oil pills can help my depression. Is this right?

People told me that taking fish oil pills can help my depression. Is this right?

No: Fish oil is a mild anti platelet agent whose main effect in prevention is helping lower triglycerides. It is an antioxidant with no other value. If you are seriously depressed consider discussing with your PCP or with a Psychiatrist. Help is available IF you look in the right places. ...Read more

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Will fish oil pills make my facial hair (being removed) grow faster? I don't want it to grow. But want healthier head hair. Is fish oil good to take for the hair and NOT make my facial hair grow faster?

Will fish oil pills make my facial hair (being removed) grow faster? I don't want it to grow. But want healthier head hair. Is fish oil good to take for the hair and NOT make my facial hair grow faster?

FishOil is marketing: It is not fish oil, per-se, which is healthy, but a single fat molecule (of many thousands), which is produced by phytoplankton in the oceans, called eicosapentaenoic acid, & extracted from oils of fish flesh, which has been compared with placebo in >35 double-blind clinical trials, in several 1st world countries, & resulted in 12-15%? All cause mortality & a trend toward?ed cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read more

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On accutane: do you think taking fish oil pills would help to restore/replace the natural oil I had come to my hair prior to taking accutane?

On accutane:
do you think taking fish oil pills would help to restore/replace the natural oil I had come to my hair prior to taking accutane?

Possibly yes: This will be an individual response and unfortunately there are so many fish oil preparations,. I general, it should not hurt and is considered heart healthy. However, retinoids do have a tendency to limit oil production. ...Read more

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I'm constipated. I feel really dizzy when I try to push and feel like vomiting... What can I do, I started taking fish oil pills yesterday, could that have been the problem?

I'm constipated. I feel really dizzy when I try to push and feel like vomiting... What can I do, I started taking fish oil pills yesterday, could that have been the problem?

The dizziness : Can be a vagal response to excessive straining. You need to address the constipation. I doubt the fish oil caused this and it will not rapidly fix the constipation. ...Read more

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I read that fish oil pills will interact with birth control pills. Can fish oil pills make cryselle weaker & cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting?

I read that fish oil pills will interact with birth control pills. Can fish oil pills make cryselle weaker & cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting?

Fish oil & OCP: There is no scientific documentation of a definite interaction between fish oil and oral contraceptives. The 2 are considered safe taken together. See the link : http://m. Voices. Yahoo. Com/birth-control-pills-fish-oil-there-interactions-10976840. Html. ...Read more