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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
I heard that if you eat lots of fish oil and nuts, you can control your skin health. Is this true?
Depends on: Type of skin condition...No one size fits all dermatologically speaking. ...Read more
Yes I am 28 years old and I was trying to see does fish oil pills help you gain weight in your buttocks and also eating a lot of starchy food?
Likely not: Where you put weight on depends in part on your genetics among other factors. There is no food that particularly targets an area of the body. The buttocks are a large muscle group and so doing things to strengthen muscles in that area may add to bulk if that is what you are looking for. ...Read more
Try: A health food store or on line. ...Read more
Haven't heard: This before but stop it & see if symptoms resolve. ...Read more
What is a good alternative supplement for fish oil? Fish oil tablets make me burp a lot with that yucky fishy taste.
You don't need this:
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
How long will it takes to lower my liver enzymes? Current reading is 160. I follow my doctors advice of proper diet and lots of water. Fish oil ok?
Depends on cause: And level of elevated liver enzyme tests. Viral hepatitis, drugs, toxins, alcohol, gallstones, trauma, and NASH are all possibilities. If you can reverse the underlying condition, your tests should return to normal in a few weeks to few months. Sometimes, though, you can't cure the underlying condition so fast. ...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?
I've seen a lot of dry eye supplements on the market from theratears, to biotears, to theralife, to generic fish oil and flax oil, do these work?
Dry eye tx: Dry eye syndrome is multifactorial and different treatment regimens work for different people. There is no real cookie cutter cure. ...Read more
I am pregnant! Can I take multivitamis with iron tablets? And can I take omega 3 fish oil tablets? I don't eat red meat or a lot of fish
YES: You should take "PRENATAL" VitaminsGet a more detailed answer ›
I broke a blood vessel in my eye. My doctor told me not to take fish oil. Should I also stop drinking carrot juice which also has a lot of vitamin A?
Fish oil: Fish oil is the oil found in many cold water fish, such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, sturgeon, mullet, bluefish, anchovy, sardines, herring, trout, and menhaden. It's rich in omega-3 fats -- essential to our diets because our bodies cannot make them. You can also get this in supplement form -- at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day if you have depression. ...Read more
No/Yes: Most anything can be harmful if taken improperly. Think about it, drinking too much water can make you very ill or you can die. Fish oil, like anything else should be taken according to manufacturer's directions or according to your health care provider. Fish oils have many beneficial effects if used properly and if a reputable product is purchased. Some fish oils are alleged to be contaminate. ...Read more
Yes,: But those that contain EPA omega-3 lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, those that contain both DHA and EPA will lower triglycerides but raise LDL cholesterol. If you don't want dietary supplement fish oil there's prescription EPA Vascepa or EPA/DHA Lovaza. Epanova is another just approved by FDA. ...Read more
It depends: On why you are taking/using fish oil. If you have very high triglycerides (>1000), then you may need to take this for the rest of your life or at least until you can undertake interventions that will keep the levels tolerable without fish oil. If you are taking it as a well-being supplement, then it is up to you. ...Read more
Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. Among their many effects, they can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. ...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