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Is There A Lot Of Phosphorus In Fish Oil
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
What is the optimal vitamin A to vitamin D ratio in supplements? There has been a lot of controversy around that and cod liver oil.
I drink a teaspoon of a liquid fish oil supplement ever day. Will this dilute the eaffect of the fish oil in any way?
Fish oil: I'm not sure what you mean by "dilute" the effect if you drink the supplement? Fish oil can be taken as a liquid or in capsules. Some find the capsules more palatable. Make sure your teaspoon contains at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg of dha per day, to get the amount you need. Some conditions may require more. ...Read more
Is the use of fish oil capsule good in PCOS ?
but i read that fish oil also increases blood glucose level
Is it the fish oil tablets that cause prostate cancer or the fish oil in fish ? If I just eat regular fish can that lessen the chance of pc?
Here are some...: Any illness always results from multiple factors and is a process of lifelong making. Among those, genetic factor is the underlying one which could not be altered. What may be within our control is lifestyle with how to eat as a part of it. Information flooding with conflicting ideas has puzzled many like you. In reality, I would not worry about it but consume it in moderation, not overindulgence. ...Read more
Kids who consume a lot of sugar, but consume fish oil or omega 3, how much would that help? Is there a different betw eet vs. Triglyceride fish oil?
They say tuna is a good source of protein for building muscles. Is there any side effects of eating tuna everyday?
In general, is eating a daily 4 oz. Can of tuna fish packed in oil any better than tuna packed in water to try to lower chloresterol? Differences?
Great question: That's a very interesting question! it hasn't been studied to my knowledge. On the one hand, fish oil will raise total cholesterol but preferentially raises HDL (good) cholesterol. The adkins diet showed (to everyone's surprise) that eating low carbs (high fat) diet doesn't actually raise cholesterol as was expected. So we don't know! one thing we do know: tuna in oil has more calories than water. ...Read more
What is the meanings of epa and DHA in fish oil supplement?And will fish oil be good for memory and concentration too?
Omega 3s: Both epa and dha are long chained fatty acids mainly found in fish. They provide much needed omega 3 which is said to improve heart health along with many other health benefits. Omega three is believed to reduce inflammation in body and brain and is good for memory and thought to prevent dementia. Along with fish, omega 3 can be found in free-range eggs. Look for % of omega three on carton. ...Read more
What is the recommended daily intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat for a female of 22 years that is involved in low activity?
Fat RDAs: Ther really isn't a recommended allowance of fat since fat is not a necessary nutrient such as vitamins or minerals. Usually a diet will break down the amount of calories per day into a percentage of fat, protein and carbohydrate. For example, if you follow a diet that is 35% protein, 35% carbohydrate and 30% fat, then break down the fat to less saturated fat and mostly mono and poly fats. ...Read more
What are the natural sources of obtaining calcium in large amounts, if one can't eat dairy and fish?
Calcium: Dairy is a good source do calcium, and even if you can't drink milk, then you can try some yogurt. It is present in some vegetables, but you would need to eat lots. Better to take a calcium supplement that contains vitamin d to improve absorption. Take it three times a day with meals for best benefit. ...Read more
Retinol is not bad: It can just be sun sensitizing as it is a product converted to retinoic acid. Vitamins taken orally are great, but only certain products contain vitamins that are actually absorbed into the skin. see your derm or aesthtician ...Read more
Is it true that a calcium supplement reduces the absorption of some vitamins and minerals (like in a multivitamin for example)? If so which ones?
Possibly: Yes it is true that calcium can affect absorption of some vitamins but also calcium often isn't that easily absorbed either. Remember, a lot depends on whether you are taking supplements on an empty stomach or not. Actually, it is better to take vitamins after a decent meal as the proteins and fats in food will aid in absorption of supplements and vitamins. ...Read more
No science here: Having cancer or being involved in the care of someone with cancer is difficult enough without making food-choice decisions based on misinformation from phony internet sites pretending to offer a public service. Restricting protein in the diet isn't a key in managing cancer. Let the person eat what he/she wishes unless there's some real science for the decision. ...Read more
Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more