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Fish Oil (Overview)

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 fish is the highest.


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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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Fish Oil (Overview)

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 fish is the highest.


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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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Dr. Soren Singel Dr. Singel
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Fish Oil (Tip)

Fish Oil

Fish oil is extracted from fish scraps. Real fish is better. ...See more

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Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?

Can I take fish oil to help with my cold?

Yes and No: Yes you can take fish oil but i don't believe it will help your cold- but it won't hurt it either. The very best treatment know of for colds is pelargonium sidoides, sold in health food stores & pharmacies as umcka; it is safe, affordable & proven effective for colds, bronchitis & sinus infections. ...Read more

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What does fish oil do for u?

What does fish oil do for u?

Omegas: Fish oils are the most important source of vitamin a and the omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids which are critical to good health. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Tip)

Fish Oil

Nature's gift for health! blessings from the sea: fish oil benefits. Two grams per day. ...See 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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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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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Fish Oil (Tip)

Fish Oil

It's a myth that: if you take fish oil capsultes, you don't need fish in your diet. ...See more

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Which parts of the fish are squeezed to get oil for fish oil capsules, and what is the fish used for after it's been pressed?

Which parts of the fish are squeezed to get oil for fish oil capsules, and what is the fish used for after it's been pressed?

The whole fish: The whole fish is used through a complicated process that separates the water/fat from the solids. The fat is then separated from the water. The remainder of the fish is used as "fish meal" in a variety of ways from fertilizer to animal feed. Go to http://www.Fao.Org/docrep/003/x6899e/x6899e04.Htm for a full explanation. ...Read more

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