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Fish Oil Makes Poop Smell Fishy
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
I've been taking fish oil, ginko biloba, vitamin d and c. Could that be why I can smell things now that no one else can now?
Supplements: I know of no reason why your combination of ingredients should make your sense of smell more sensitive. ...Read more
Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg, wheat germ 100 mg per caps, 2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?
Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...Read more
I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then. Recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?
Fish Oil: It certainly could be trace amounts of omega -3 in the urine. It doesn't take much to smell "fishy". The benefits of taking fish oil are less clear than they used to be. I would recommend that you check with your doctor to see if fish oil is right for you. If it is right, I would purchase the highest grade, highly purified brand that is either of Icelandic or Norwegian origin. ...Read more
What medicines or anything else could be causing my husband to lose his sense of taste and smell? He takes trazadone, fish oil, niacin, prevecid, diazapan, celebrex (celecoxib)
Dark urine sometimes with onion/tuna fish oil like smell. Pre and post urination pain with inflamed RT testis veins. Pain also in urethra no discharge?
Genitourinary: Go see a doctor and get examined and some tests performed ...Read more
I have been taking fish oil, magnesium, b12, and iron pills together will they cause by bowel movement to change like dark green or black looking?
Iron pills will: It is probably the iron pills causing bark green/black stools. ...Read more
Can bright yellow liquid (looks like neon urine) on top of loose stool be from supplements (b12, fish oil, magnesium citrate or other?)
What is a good alternative supplement for fish oil? Fish oil tablets make me burp a lot with that yucky fishy taste.
You don't need this:
Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol.
Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read more
Do fish oil capsules truly make you have more reflux (if yes, why?), or does it just seem that way because burps are fishy after you take fish oil.
It depends: On why you are taking/using fish oil. If you have very high triglycerides (>1000), then you may need to take this for the rest of your life or at least until you can undertake interventions that will keep the levels tolerable without fish oil. If you are taking it as a well-being supplement, then it is up to you. ...Read more
Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. Among their many effects, they can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. ...Read more
Omega 3 fatty acids are suspected to improve patients with macular degeneration. This has yet to be proven, but a study is underway to determine this exact question.
Look for data from the "areds 2" study due to come out in the 1-2 years.
The short answer is that nothing has been proven. ...Read more
No: I am unaware of any studies that have shown this. Usually when people gain mass in one area its from increasing body fat linked to too many calories consumed, high glycemic foods, exercise (too much or too little) and hormonal changes. ...Read more
Daily: Different formulations given different instructions. They should be taken daily for sure, but some formulations may say twice daily, whereas others may even suggest three times a day. Read the bottle. ...Read more
No: Not much you can do, but stair climbing or using a stairmaster type exercise equipment regularly and vigorously may help if you are cleared from the cardiovascular and orthopedic side for that type of exercise. ...Read more
No, as long: As you're sure what's really in it, there's prescription quality available ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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