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If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

If we are allergic to fish and shellfish, can we still take fish oil pills?

Better not: There are vegetarian versions of omega-3 (dha&epa) supplements that are non-fish in origin google for online sources. ...Read more

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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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Im allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Im allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil? Krill capsules?

Fish oil vs shellfis: Generally fish oil is produced from oily type fish ie bluefish or salmon so it should be safe to take for people with true shellfish allergies. Krill because it is a type of shrimp - may be more of a challenge - if possible i would stick to fish oil. ...Read more

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I am allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil?

I am allergic to shellfish, can I take fish oil?

Fish oil: I wouldn't take the chance of taking fish oil if i were allergic to shellfish. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use fish oil pills if you are allergic to seafood?

Is it possible for you to use fish oil pills if you are allergic to seafood?

Fish oil: If you're allergic to seafood, i'd avoid fish oil. There are other sources of omega 3 fatty acids if you desire to supplement. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it safe to take fish oil with a shellfish allergy?

Can you tell me is it safe to take fish oil with a shellfish allergy?

Possible : It is possible that people with allergies to seafood may develop an allergic reaction to fish oil. A general recommendation in such setting and depending on the type of reaction would be to either avoid or use fish oil supplements cautiously. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Husband has gout. Since seafood is to be avoided, can he take his fish oil supplement?

Husband has gout. Since seafood is to be avoided, can he take his fish oil supplement?

Probably: Pharmaceutical grade fish oil pills should not contain whole purines and should therefore be safe to take, even with gout. ...Read more

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I have a seafood allergy and I was prescribed citra natal assure. I was told I should have no problem with the DHA because there is no fish oil in this. Is that correct? I have a very sensitive stomach....if I cannot tolerate these what would be a good ov

I have a seafood allergy and I was prescribed citra natal assure. I was told I should have no problem with the DHA because there is no fish oil in this. Is that correct? I have a very sensitive stomach....if I cannot tolerate these what would be a good ov

Ok: Even if you were allergic to fish, fish oil rarely if ever causes problem since there is practically no fish protein present in the oil from reputable manufacturers. If DHA is free of fish protein, then the chances of reaction would be nil at least from an allergic point of view. Whether you can tolerate anything is another issue. ...Read more

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If i take fish oil pills will it make butt grow?

Maybe: Fish oil is good for triglyceride and cholesterol issues. Also supposed to help skin and hair. Good luck with the butt problem! ...Read more

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