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Nature's Bounty Fish Oil
ConsumerLab says a lower dose of fish oil is better for epileptics, so is Nature's Way 500mg of Red Krill Oil daily enough? Or how much do I add on?
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 bought "ALIVE" Energy Multivitamin from Nature's Way. Would love to know If Is beneficial taking these along with a fish oil daily? Is this item ace
NO: There's some controversy but the bulk of opinion is that taking a multivitamin is not beneficial except for certain specific populations who are nutritionally deficient. Here's one example: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1105975 Fish oil also is not advised unless you have a triglyceride level of >500 mg/dl. If you're interested in good health, exercise and stay normal wt ...Read more
Can i start taking fish oil or do I have to ask my doctor first? Which brand is the best to help with depression. Is nature maid fish oil a good one?
OK to start but also: Fish oil is perfectly safe; you don't have to ask your doc but should tell him or her. Fish oil can improve results when added to drugs for depression but it's not yet clear how much it helps depression by itself. Choose a brand that's purified-nature made is, so it's ok, but one that is also esterified, like nordic naturals, may be better absorbed. While fish oil can help, see comment for more:. ...Read more
What are the alternatives for getting omega 3 and vit d if you can't take fish oil or dairy and can't sit in sun long due to nature of your job ?
Alternative: Vitamin d3 can be taken by mouth. The need is decided by a blood test. Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids are essential to life and the top of the cascade that leads to omega 3 formation is Alpha linolenic acid, the top of the omega 6 cascade is linoleic acid. Both of these essential oils are present in canola oil. Fish oil supplies eicosapentoic acid (epa) a metabolite of linolenic acid. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and No: Yes you can take fish oil but i don't believe it will help your cold- but it won't hurt it either. The very best treatment know of for colds is pelargonium sidoides, sold in health food stores & pharmacies as umcka; it is safe, affordable & proven effective for colds, bronchitis & sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Omega fish oils: For many conditions it can be helpful. Some are advocating it for adhd. Also, can assist in mood stabilization for affective disorders - typically not enough alone. Some suggest it may assist in cholesterol management but the story appears to not be in. Any medication or supplement can cause side effects including dizziness, tiredness, nausea (take with food or switch to krill oil), memory ? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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