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Doctor insights on: How Much Fish Oil Should Be Taken Daily

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Is fish oil safe to take daily? Any answer appreciated.

Is fish oil safe to take daily? Any answer appreciated.

Yes,: As long as you're sure what's really in the capsule, prescription quality available ...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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What is the correct doze for fish oil to be used daily!?

What is the correct doze for fish oil to be used daily!?

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 more

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My ldl is 141. High normal is 131. Is it ok that im taking fish oil daily still?

My ldl is 141. High normal is 131. Is it ok that im taking fish oil daily still?

Fish oil okay: Taking Fish oil will not impact the LDL. To lower LDL, think about cutting back on your animal fat, diary products, process food, and sugar. For more healthful tips, download my book, Your Vibrant Heart at www.drcynthia.com/freebook ...Read more

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@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?

@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 more

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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?

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?

Raise. Melatonin: To overcome the insomnia which is rare and generally resolves with time. Google sleep hygiene. Try passionflower, chamomile, valerian, kava-kava(may be toxic to liver rarely), or a warm bath with lavender candles. ...Read more

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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?

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?

DHA and EPA: I don't know the indication for fish oil in seizures but in general the active ingredients you are looking for are EPA and DHA and typically those are dosed at 500. So check the label. ...Read more

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Are 6 omega 3 fish oil capsules taken daily okay?

Are 6 omega 3 fish oil capsules taken daily okay?

Fish oil: Too much of anything is good for nothing. Your physician has to decide whether you need fish oil or not. If so how much. In order to make this decision need to know your cholesterol profile and tolerance to other antilipid drugs. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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