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How Much Fish Oil Should You Take In A Day
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
None: Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is melatonin and fish oil safe to take together? And is 1000 mg fish oil too much to take one time a day? I'm 19, male and will begin taking it.
How much fish oil to take? I am taking a fish oil supplement, it says it is 1000 mg. On the supplement facts label it says it has both epa and DHA with a total omega 3-fatty acids of 300 mgs. The label says to take 3 softgels per day. I am now on my s
Fish oil cholesterol: This is a dietary supplement fish oil, regulated as a food, the larger number is the amount of fish oil, the smaller the amount of omega 3. Fish oil containing dha will raise your LDL cholesterol. Fish oil containing only epa will decrease your LDL cholesterol. Two-four grams per day are recommended to decrease high triglycerides. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fish Oil: In general, most people need 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. The number of capsules depends on what's in the brand you pick -- they differ. Read the back label on the bottle to see how much epa and dha are in each capsule, and take enough to have the above epa and dha amounts daily -- with a meal. ...Read more
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