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Fish Oil Vitamins Breastfeeding
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
Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make digestible. Reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health& minami. ...Read more
See below: It should be unless you are allergic to fish. ...Read more
Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?
Im taking herbal pills is it safe to take these each other? Fish oil, pumpkin seed oil, hyaluronic acid, estrogen, multivitamin
It's safe: This is a safe combinaion.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes but caution re:A: I'm confused, as the info above says you're a 20 yo male, but most males don't take prenatal vits, if you're male i wouldn't take a prenatal, as they often have iron, which 20 yo guys shouldn't take. If you're female, why did you say you're male?If you might become pregnant take no more than 10, 000 iu total of vit a/day-see http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. ...Read more
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Not at all: This is totally safe, a bit like having pumpkin pie after eating fish. While both fish oil and pumpkin seed oil are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids, pumpkin seed oil contains omega 6 and other fatty acids not found in fish oil, so taking them together would give you a better balance of fatty acids. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?
5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?
Fish oil ok; ? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more
I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! what should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and i breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat
You : You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- i would suggest a dermatologist. Congratulations on your delivery! ...Read more
Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include dha and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Topical application of fish oils and vit e may help with skin surface but not size. ...Read more
Best to avoid: It may be safe, but it's best to avoid fish oil if you're allergic to fish. There are other ways to get omega-3 fatty acids from foods. Dr. Weill recommends fresh ground flax seed, walnuts, and walnut oil, although these omega-3 fatty acids aren't used by the body as efficiently as the ones in fish. ...Read more
Poor source of D: Most fish oil has little or no vitamin d. Cod liver oil can be a good source of vit d but most brands of cod liver oil have had the vit. D mostly or entirely removed. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of vit d a day for optimal levels. Read the label of your fish oid to see how much d (if any) it contains.If it does not list d on the label it probably does not have any! take d3, not d2 which is dangerous. ...Read more
Wow--NOT the answer!: A healthy/meaningful gain in lean body mass is an okay goal--but you can't pick where it goes with supplements! don't take stuff with ridiculous claims or that risk overdose or your health. Exercise vigorously, eat balanced meals, stay hydrated. Explore medical reasons why you have difficulty gaining--thyroid/ adrenal problem, diabetes, malabsorption, pancreas insufficiency, crohn's, infection... ...Read more
Temperature: Temperature and duration of exposure could break down or altermedication note most medications have storage recommendations. ...Read more
Hello is it safe for me to take a multi vitamin in the morning then fish oil b12 and biotin at night ?
Started taking fish oil and vitamin d and noticed a slight increase of ALT levels up 30 from 80 to 124 ?
This is serious: Both these numbers are very concerning. You've had a liver biopsy and you have a right to know what's going on. You're 23 years old. Are you drinking too much? Have you been checked for hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and NASH. Are you allergic to the medications you're taking for your anxiety? These questions need to be settled -- or you may pay with your life. ...Read more
Having surgery in a couple weeks, can I continue taking curcumin, fish oil and vitamins up to surgery day?
Supplements: I usually advise patients to stop all supplements in the weeks preceding surgery. We don't know enough about how these supplements might interact with the medications given during and after surgery. Some supplements may also increase risk of bleeding so better to stop them before surgery and resume when your doctor says its ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am becoming vegan and i'd like to know if vegan omegas (flaxseed) and vitamin d2 are good replacements for fish oil and d3.
Flax for some, NO D2: Flax & hemp seed oil are good replacements for many but not all- we need to convert the ala to epa & dha & not everyone does that well. Vegan dha from algae is available. I strongly advise against d2- see http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/30/taking-the-right-type-of-vitamin-d.Aspx vegan d3 is available.Search "plant based vitamin d3."i advise 5000 iu/day in fall & winter. ...Read more
My hair is having trouble growing up I have tried vitamins like biotin, fish oil, and other vitamins but it still not working. ?
Growth cycles: Hair grows in cycles, anagen, catagen & telogen. Check out http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/science-hair?page=2 for more info. Then go see your Family Doc for complete evaluation as some medical conditions, esp thyroid disorders, can throw off hair growth. Stress can lead to hair loss months later as hair cycles synchronize. Need to review all medications. Also nutrition ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which vitamin & calcium suppliments r good for thal major? & what's the best time to take any vitamin suppliments or fish oil capsules?
No endorsement: You are asking for answers that are not possible. First we do not endorse or promote any products. And, second, there is no right or wrong time to take supplements and vitamins. One should always follow the recommended instructions on the product you choose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any brand in market that sells b-carotine derived vitamin A, instead of fish oil derived vitamin A? Fish oil gives me anxiety.
No,but not necessary: I'm not aware of any preformed Vit A supps from vegan sources, but this isn't necessary as we can convert beta carotene to Vit A. Some people do this more efficiently than others but everyone does it to some degree so if you eat enough food rich in beta carotene or take it as a supp. you'll get adequate A. Dairy also contains A.Even if fish oil gives anxiety,A derived from fish oil probably won't. ...Read more
Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?
I take 2 fish oil capsules & 1 vitamin D3 daily. Would absorption be greater if I took them separately, throughout the day? Or take them all at once??
All at once: It doesn't really matter if you take them all at once or at different times of the day. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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