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Nordic Naturals Omega
Is it common to have skin reaction to certain supplements? Using Nordic Naturals brand of omegas and think causing skin allergy how2 know 4sure?
Stop taking them: The only way to tell is to stop taking the supplement for at least 2 weeks. If the skin reaction subsided, that'd be the clue. If you want to be double-sure, try the supplement again to see if the skin reaction returns. ...Read more
I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?
Can you please tell me some creative natural foods to help alleviate or even reverse spinal stenosis? I already know about glucosamine, omega 3s, etc.
Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?
Consider: Absent side effects such as loose or greeley stool the dose of omega 3 fatty acids can be up to 6 grams per day. Purity of formulation is important to be aware of as it can vary greatly. ...Read more
Can I safely take natural omega fish oil supplements along with vyvanse, wellbutrin (bupropion) and lexapro? Need the improved mood and was told it would help!
Two questions!: You're really asking two questions. (1) Is it safe to take omega 3 supplements with your current meds? YES. (2) Will it improve your mood? UNLIKELY. There's NO evidence that taking omega 3's's will improve your mood, although purchasing them might improve the mood of the drug's stockholders. They may have cardiovascular benefits. The data's unclear. But ...Read more
My endo prescribe me 5 mg tapazole (methimazole) should I stop taking omega 3, vit? Is there any natural treatment for grave desease? I am scared with medication
Grave's Disease: You should not have any fears of taking tapazole (methimazole). The medication has been around for over 30 years and works well for the treatment of grave's disease. There are no proven natural treatments for grave's disease. You should not stop omega 3s or vitamins, however, during your treatments. The disorder should resolve in 1-2 years and you should no longer need the tapazole (methimazole). Do not fear taking this. ...Read more
Can you take plavix (clopidogrel) with omega 3 fish oil supplements. I heard blood thinners complicates certain natural medicines.
Omega 6 diet sources:
Omega 6 (o-6) fatty acids are mostly in "land" foods, animal products, e.g. Beef, pork, poultry, eggs, dairy (other than non fat- skim milk etc.), beans (e.g. Soy), grains (e.G corn, wheat, etc), nuts (walnuts have some o-3).
Omega 3 are mostly in sea foods (especially fatty fish, although they have o-6 too. Wild fish get o-3 from krill.
Land o-3 (walnuts, purslaine, flax not as well used). ...Read more
Omega-3: Omega-3 is the best supplement for reducint inflammatory responses in your body. It is generally best to get this from natural food sources rather than a pill supplement. Examples include: walnuts, salmon, sardines, soybeans, halibut, scallops, shrimp. ...Read more
Omega 3: Wikipedia this. Or we can chat and I can help you find out. ...Read more
I am in good shape but how can I avoid too much omega 6 when it is literally in every food and I have a huge appetite?
Don't: Worry too much. This ingredient is not to be monitored. Naturally occurring doesn't cause any ill effects ...Read more
Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids do a lot of good things, including lowering triglycerides. They have antiinflammatory effects. They are used frequently in people with diabetes. Although recent studies on prevention of heart disease were disappointing, there are still a number of benefits to taking fish oils. Of course, attention to an overall healthy diet is important. ...Read more
Most all-Omega 6 & 9: (meaning a double bond every 6th or 9th carbon to carbon bond within the carbon backbone of the fat molecule) are common in many plant based oils. The issue is intake ratio of too few Omega 3 oils, esp. Eicosapentaenoic acid which largely comes from phytoplankton in the oceans (oxymetazoline) & humans can collect from fish because it moves up the food chain. Supplement eicosapentaenoic acid but Not the others. ...Read more
Yes and No and Yes: Yes. They are good for us. But do we know all the reasons why yet? Probably not. Do we know the best way or dose to take them? Probably not. Lots of science yet to parse this out a bit better. ...Read more
Omega 3's R for: Lowering lipids, especially triglycerides. Generally recommended to take 1000 mg 2-4 times a day. Watch for easy bruising or bleeding (possibly side effect). Better to get omega 3s from fish like anchovies, bluefish, carp, catfish, halibut, herring, lake trout, mackerel, pompano, salmon, striped sea bass, tuna (albacore), & whitefish. Plants w/ alpha-linolenic acid (tofu, soybeans, walnuts, canola. ...Read more
What to eat or do to boost focus n memory for study besides exercise slp well n omega 6. Anything else that can help in study. Thanks?
Suntheanine is an l-theanine extract that causes Alpha wave production when at rest and suppresses Alpha waves when on task helping focus.
L-theanine is an Amino Acid - an all natural product. ...Read more
Not for workout: This is an omega-3 fatty acid supplement, and there is no evidence whatsoever for energy or body-building effects. It has been promoted for cardiovascular benefits after years of study in an attempt to find the connection between seafood diets and improved cardiovascular health. But a large multi-site randomized double-blind clinical trial just concluded that outcomes are not improved on omega-3. ...Read more
No: They tend to lower the trigyceridesGet a more detailed answer ›
This is the big question that scientists have been pondering on for several years. There is some good evidence to show fish oils (or more specifically omega-3 oil) can improve learning and behaviour & lecithin helps the body digest and utilize the fats and oils that are critical in maintaining efficient brain and nerve function. But we need more scientific research
on this area. ...Read more
I'm skeptical: I'm glad you're health-conscious. Despite the enormous promotion for three decades, the studies are contradictory and real evidence that these oils have any benefit to the heart is slim. The last three big studies were terrible disappointments. They're no substitute for eating sensibly, avoid smoking and unhealthy excesses, and intense aerobic fitness. ...Read more
Are food products in sunflower oil bad for you because of the high ratio of omega 6s to omega 3s?
Omega-3s vs omega-6s: Some believe our modern diet that is heavy in omega-6s may be responsible for a variety of ills ranging from coronary artery ds to auto-immune dss, obesity, etc. Thus the trend to emphasis omega-3s, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-6s are involved in inflammation, blood clotting, & cell proliferation; so they are needed. But we need to reduce the current 10 to 1 ratio to 2 to1—>. ...Read more
If my son (17 years old) and my daughter (11 years old) benefit on omega, can I give them always or I should stop every few months?
I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you asking about omega 3 and/or omega 6 fatty acids? If so, these are essential fatty acids, meaning they are essential for good health and just as important as essential vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. It is impossible to maintain good health without them
; thus would be very unwise to stop (though one can get these via diet as well as supps). ...Read more