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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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Hi, I was diagnosed with MS in Feb, 2015. I want to know what lifestyle changes should i adopt. How much Vitamin D and fish oil should i take on a daily basis? Which exercises can i do other than yoga ? Will too much exercise flare up my symptoms?

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I was diagnosed with MS in Feb, 2015. I want to know what lifestyle changes should i adopt. How much Vitamin D and fish oil should i take on a daily basis? Which exercises can i do other than yoga ? Will too much exercise flare up my symptoms?

Lifestyle changes: can be a big help in dealing w/any health issue. You need changes tailored to your situation. Vitamin D and Marine Fish Oil sound good but please see a nutritionist or nutritionally oriented physician first. drhoffman.com will give you some info. Also, a personal trainer or yoga teacher can get you started on a good exercise plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a safe amount of 1000 mg of fish oil you can take in a day?

What is a safe amount of 1000 mg of fish oil you can take in a day?

4 capsules: The usual dose is 2 capsules of 1000 mg taken twice a day. More is not likely to cause harm but may not do any more good either. ...Read more

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Can i take 2000 mg of fish oil and 500 mg niacin?

Can i take 2000 mg of fish oil and 500 mg niacin?

Good combo.: That sounds like a good combination, although technically you'd need at least 2000mg of Niacin daily to affect cholesterol numbers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1,200 mg of fish oil with 20 mg of Paxil (paroxetine)? I'm also on Adderall 10 mg XR

Is it safe to take 1,200 mg of fish oil with 20 mg of Paxil (paroxetine)? 
I'm also on Adderall 10 mg XR

Probably ok: There are no significant drug interactions with taking fish oil and either Paxil (paroxetine) or Adderall XR. However, taking Paxil (paroxetine) and Adderall XR together can magnify each other's side effects, even though the combination is not uncommon. Recommend discussing with your doctor should you run into any problematic issues, such as nervousness, restlessness or jitteriness. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it good to take fish oil?

Marine Fish Oil: Has a large amount of scientific studies to support its usefulness. It is often taken to lower triglycerides and for eyes, brain, joint, and mood. Make sure you get a good brand w/about 50% of the total mgs in epa ; dha. If you are on a blood thinner check w/doc first. ...Read more

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Can a child take fish oil pills?

Can a child take fish oil pills?

Discuss With Doctor: Fish oil supplies Omega-3 fatty acids. In children it is used to lower cholesterol components, a fat source for intravenous nutrition, & more. Your child's age & medical history are unknown. The best way to give a healthy child the benefits of fish oil is to include fish in your child's diet. Fish oil supplements can vary in quality & omega-3 content is unreliable. See child's doctor to discuss. ...Read more