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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?

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 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