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How long would it take for one omega three fish oil - 1, 000 to leave your system? Would it stay in your body one, two, three days or?

How long would it take for one omega three fish oil - 1, 000 to leave your system? Would it stay in your body one, two, three days or?

Uncertain: Information not readily available on half life of fish oil. Presumed that it has a long half life. One case of anaphylaxis to fish oil showed recovery time greater than a week to ten days. ...Read more

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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Is it ok to take multi-vitamin, b-complex, vitamin A, calcium, and fish oil together? Will it help to boost my immune system?

Is it ok to take multi-vitamin, b-complex, vitamin A, calcium, and fish oil together? Will it help to boost my immune system?

Some advice: If you take a multivitamin you do not have to take b complex or vitamin A. It's actually unhealthy to take too much vitamin A. Fish oil in proper doses is antiinflammatory and does affect blood lipids, but has not been shown to reduce heart attacks. None "boosts" the immune system. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for fish oil to take affect for depression?

How long is it supposed to it take for fish oil to take affect for depression?

Fish oil: It is an adjunctive treatment. Thus, don't expect to see any abrupt changes in condition if you are using it. However, it is beneficial. ...Read more

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How long does it take for triglycerides to go down after taking fish oil tablets?

How long does it take for triglycerides to go down after taking fish oil tablets?

No promises: I doubt that they'll go down from taking those pills, period. Decisions about managing elevated triglycerides, especially if that's your only finding (and whether you should address them at all), should be made with your physician. Why not get yourself back into a fitness-focused lifestyle like when you were a teen? I'll bet you'll have a lot more fun and see those triglycerides plummet. ...Read more

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How long could fish oil take to digest?

How long could fish oil take to digest?

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

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How long will it take for a combination fish oil and ginkgo baloba supplement to become effective?

How long will it take for a combination fish oil and ginkgo baloba supplement to become effective?

Fish oil and Ginkgo: Are both mild blood thinners. Please do not take them together unless cleared by your doc. The speed of their helpfulness depends on what you are using them for. Fish oil will reduce triglycerides in a few months. Memory help w/that combo is probably about the same. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If I felt I had bought a supplement (fish oil caps) that were contaminated, who or where would I take them to get tested?

If I felt I had bought a supplement (fish oil caps) that were contaminated, who or where would I take them to get tested?

No such resource: I believe the only resources that would do this testing would be available only if a person became very ill from the product. In general I believe you should just throw this product away or return it to the store that you purchased it at. ...Read more

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I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

Supplements: If you are asking if flax seed, fish oil and calcium are going to help you lose weight....Sorry. You need to eat properly and exercise to lose weight, there's no supplement magic. ...Read more

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How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes? Current reading is 160. I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water. Fish oil ok?

How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes? Current reading is 160. I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water. Fish oil ok?

Depends on cause: And level of elevated liver enzyme tests. Viral hepatitis, drugs, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, trauma, and NASH are all possibilities. If you can reverse the underlying condition, your tests should return to normal in a few weeks to few months. Sometimes, though, you can't cure the underlying condition so fast. ...Read more

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I'm taking Althea (contraceptive pill) & I want to take fish oil for my skin. Can it reduce the effectiveness of Althea? Don't want to get pregnant yet

I'm taking Althea (contraceptive pill) & I want to take fish oil for my skin. Can it reduce the effectiveness of Althea? Don't want to get pregnant yet

Fish oil: FIsh oil can interact with blood thinners, but should not reduce the effectiveness of a contraceptive. It is known that taking an oral contraceptive can interfere with the fish oil effects on lowering triglycerides. ...Read more

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What are the alternatives for getting omega 3 and vit d if you can't take fish oil or dairy and can't sit in sun long due to nature of your job?

What are the alternatives for getting omega 3 and vit d if you can't take fish oil or dairy and can't sit in sun long due to nature of your job?

Alternative: Vitamin d3 can be taken by mouth. The need is decided by a blood test. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are essential to life and the top of the cascade that leads to omega 3 formation is Alpha linolenic acid, the top of the omega 6 cascade is linoleic acid. Both of these essential oils are present in canola oil. Fish oil supplies eicosapentoic acid (epa) a metabolite of linolenic acid. ...Read more

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Read about a possible link from fish oil to prostate cancer? Should I still take it? Or get DHA from a vegan source? Do u recommend it?

Read about a possible link from fish oil to prostate cancer? Should I still take it? Or get DHA from a vegan source? Do u recommend it?

Preliminary: The data in this study were very preliminary. Whether or not the patients were taking fish oil supplements was not even measured in the study (only blood levels of omega-3), so there may be multiple other factors that contribute to this increased risk. For example maybe patients who tend to develop prostate cancer also tend to have higher levels for other reasons. More studies are needed. ...Read more

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