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How Much Omega 3 Can I Consume Per Day
Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?
You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. but in this case food will help. Or, take the third with a healthy snack. Taking all three at once won't hurt but you want to get your money's worth, right? Also, if you eat some salmon that day, you can skip the supplement. The "real" thing is always better ...Read more
Omega 3: According to the fda, it is safe to take up to 3, 000mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa) per day. It’s not the same as 3, 000mg of fish oil. A 1, 000mg fish oil usually contains about 300-400mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa). One capsule of prescription omega 3 Lovaza 1, 000mg contains the total of 840mg of omega 3 (465mg of epa and 375mg of dha). The daily dose for Lovaza is 4 caps/day or 3, 360mg of omega 3/day. ...Read more
Sounds good!: Most likely the product your are describing has some essential vitamin supplementation and the omega-3's are an added benefit. The fact that you have researched this and are interested in this type of supplementation reflects well on your long term healths goals. Keep it up:). ...Read more
What's too much omega 3 consumption perday? I consume ground flax as well fish or fish oil supplements during the day. Any studies showing a limit?
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
I am 21 male. 143 pounds. Should i be taking omega 3 pills? What do they do for me? I've been taking them for a week now 2 per day.
Depends . . .: The data on omega 3 fish oils is observational which means everything you hear about might be due to chance. If they're going to do you any good, you'll need to take them for years. Better to eat oily wild-caught fish eg tuna, salmon & trout. Mackerel too but it's too strong & fishy for most tastes. Quality of omega 3 is important but difficult to determine. Don't forget overall nutrition & exerci. ...Read more
Omega 3: Omega 3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil can help with the management of lipid abnormalities. This in turn can help with fatty liver. Usually 3-4 grams of DHA/EPA is given to help. However, it is important to meet with your physician and determine why you have a fatty liver, and then make a plan on how to change your life style and provide the best treatment for your situation. ...Read more
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