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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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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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Are fish oil tabs good for you? How many should a person take in a day?

Are fish oil tabs good for you? How many should a person take in a day?

Debatable : Many studies have been done about omega-3 fish oils. Most are inconclusive. Some people cannot tolerate them. There may be some help in treating increased blood lipids (hyperlipidemias) but robust doses are needed to help. Other illnesses have not shown the same level of positive repsonse in research. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I take fish oil?

How many times a day should I take fish oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Is it fine for a teen to take fish oil capsules each day?

Is it fine for a teen to take fish oil capsules each day?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil as there is a paucity of data, any time you like unless someone proves otherwise. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many fish oil pills should I take per day?

Can you let me know how many fish oil pills should I take per day?

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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Can you let me know how many fish oil pills should I take per day?

Can you let me know how many fish oil pills should I take per day?

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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How many fish oil tabs mg should you take a day to lower you colustrol?

How many fish oil tabs mg should  you take a day  to lower you colustrol?

Fish oil: Can lower triglycerides and can actually raise LDL cholesterol. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take activated charcoal and fish oil in the same day, everyday?

Is it safe to take activated charcoal and fish oil in the same day, everyday?

I am sure it is safe: but the activated charcoal will pretty much absorb anything in the system so take them separated by 12 hours if you can. ...Read more

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I take fish oil and a multi vitamin each day, is fish oil good for you? I have heard good and bad things about it.

I take fish oil and a multi vitamin each day, is fish oil good for you? I have heard good and bad things about it.

Listen to your body: If fish oil makes your period too heavy don't take during your period or shortlly before. If you have dry skin it may help relieve it. Be sure to take vit e as well. If you have a tendency to bi-polar disorder its ability to inhibit interleukin-6 may be helpful to you. If you burp it up and it doesn't make you feel good it may be rancid and not good for you. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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 more

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Can i take a multivitamin glucosamine and a fish oil pill both in the same day?

Can i take a multivitamin glucosamine and a fish oil pill both in the same day?

Yes you can: I see no problem taking them in the same day but use them separately. ...Read more