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Folic Acid And Fish Oil
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
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
Ginkgo biloba, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin d3, biotin, folic acid, and fish oil, are these good to take?
Yes: but why would you want to take any of them as it's just a waste of money? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more
Yes- a good idea!: Most prenatal vitamins contain Folic Acid but it is perfectly safe to take more. One third of the population have difficulty converting synthetic Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (l-5-mthf) so i advise taking that form of folate (folic acid) in addition to a prenatal to be safe. Fish oil contains dha, essential for having a healthy child, so i strongly advise taking fish oil as well. ...Read more
200 mg: A meta-analysis study showed that above 200 mg per day there is no cardiac benefit and unknown other benefits. ...Read more
Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?
Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?
Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?
Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more
4 months pregnant, don't eat fish. What kind of supplements can I take with my folic acid+ prenatal supp... Omega or fish oil?
Flaxseed: I'm not sure why you don't eat fish but wild alaskan salmon has so many good things in it like vit. D, vit. B12, omega-3s, protein, coq10, phospatidylcholine and astathanxin. Flxassed and chia seeds have omega-3s, but not the same type as fish although they convert into the same type. Don't take fish oil pills. ...Read more
You can: But fish oil is a waste of money. Do not take iron unless you have heavy menstrual bleeding or other reason to think you are iron- deficient. A blood test can determine if you are iron-deficient, which is not exactly the same as anemic. See www.askdrhawkeye. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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