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How Much Fish Oil Should Be Taken Daily
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
Yes,: As long as you're sure what's really in the capsule, prescription quality available ...Read more
Dose varies: Omega 3 fish oi doses vary depending on why you are taking it, but for general use i recommend about 1000 mg of dha/epa daily...Look at the components on the label and the amount of dha +epa should equal around 1000mg. I think they are a great supplement for most of us. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
@dr appt today, told him was taking fish oil capsules daily. He told me that it "wasn't a good idea, and I should stop". Are benefits > risks?
Fish oil: Other doctors may have different opinions. I feel that there is fairly good evidence that fish oil can lower the risk of certain kinds of heart events; it is also an anti-inflammatory supplement good for chronic inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Finally, there are several studies that show that people who take health supplements (regardless of which kind) are healthier than people who do not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ConsumerLab says a lower dose of fish oil is better for epileptics, so is Nature's Way 500mg of Red Krill Oil daily enough? Or how much do I add on?
I've read good and bad about fish oil supplement, but need to now is it good for ur health for real beneficial daily quality supplements?
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
Would taking fish oil less often improve the insomnia brought on by taking it daily? What could i take that is similar that doesn't cause me insomnia?
Yes: Biotin, zinc, B12 and omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) are all essential nutrients and perfectly safe to take daily. I would avoid taking more than 40 mg a day of zinc long-term unless you have a condition like pyrroluria which creates a need for more. Some brands of fish oil are much better than others- my favorites are nordic naturals ; omegavail by designs for health. ...Read more
Yes: Not only is it safe to take these foods daily, it is beneficial and wise. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 and http://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ ...Read more
Why has taking daily fish oil not lowered hereditary high cholesterol? Is it because the high cholesterol is hereditary?
Can I take garlic 1000mg, B12 1000 mcg, magnesium 400mg, zinc 50 mg and fish oil 500 mg daily? should I space them out during the day?
Talk to your doctor: first if you are taking zinc as there's an upper limit you can take per day, (and it has to be balanced with copper too.) Both needed in trace amounts. So this may be safer in a multivitamin formulation unless you are specifically low dietarily in these supplements. B12 is taken sublingually for maximum benefit taken separately. Garlic and fish oil can be taken together. Call your doctor first! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Really Known: Although there are numbers out t, the data showing true requirements is unkbown, to my knowledge. Dha is currently being added to infant formulas. Again, I am not aware of research on efficacy and safety in infants and toddlers.Thus consult your pediatrician. ...Read more
Several good but...: About 2 grams /day. One should choose a fish oil supplement wisely as some brands are much better than others- make sure it's purified ; is in the "true triglyceride" form. My favorites are nordic naturals and omegavail by designs for health. See http://bit.Ly/1bxibwc for an interesting article but also check out the lengthy discussion to see how your simple question can have a complex answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does taking daily 4 grams of fish oil (soft gels) for 2 months decrease platelet count? If yes, approximately by how much or points k/uL?Thank you
Platelets/ fish oil: https://books.google.com/books?id=TOHTBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA152&lpg=PA152&dq=fish+oil+and+platelet+count&source=bl&ots=6txSo9rTKf&sig=mDEYrfjNAHCf5q0xO0M8tGor3PA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzuYvntPjOAhXE6iYKHTqPAGo4ChDoAQhRMAY#v=onepage&q=fish%20oil%20and%20platelet%20count&f=false page 152 Effect of fish oil on count is variable. Doses of 10 g per day were associated in 2 subjects w/< 150,000. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more
I have been taking 1000mg fish oil as well as flax or chia daily for years. Is this safe? Ends up being around 2000mg or so total omega 3. Too much?
Omega 3:6 ratio: Most people do not get enough omega 3 in their diet and get too much omega 6. As to whether or not fish oil in combination with other plant sources of omega3 is too much depends on the context of a persons diet overall. Excess fish oil can have a blood thinning effect as well. This that also needs to be considered in the context of ones medical history. ...Read more
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