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Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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I'm taking trilipix (135mg) and lovaza....They're fairly expensive...Can I substitute them with OTC niacin and OTC fish oil pills? Thanks!

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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I'm taking trilipix (135mg) and lovaza....They're fairly expensive...Can I substitute them with OTC niacin and OTC fish oil pills? Thanks!

Generic fenofibrate: My guess is you have very high trig level to require both trilipix and lovaza. You must know about the importance of lifestyle factors. You could try otc omega 3, but if your trig level is over 500, it is highly advisable to continue trilipix or a generic fenofibrate. Generic Fenofibrate is less effective than trilipix and needs to be taken with meals. Especially fat meals. ...Read more

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I'm taking trilipix (135mg) and lovaza....They're fairly expensive...Can I substitute them with OTC niacin and OTC fish oil pills? Thanks!

I'm taking trilipix (135mg) and lovaza....They're fairly expensive...Can I substitute them with OTC niacin and OTC fish oil pills? Thanks!

Not really: They are not equivalent: trilipix is a fibrate - different than niacin; lovazaa contains very selected and precise quantities of fatty acids that are not found in otc supplements. If you want to go inexpensive to lower your triglycerides try to loose weight (7-10% of your current body weight), eat less sugars, exercise 45-60 min/ day x 5-7 days a week, and eat fish. ...Read more

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Been taking fish oil pills for years (~2000-3800 mg/day). Stopped & started getting headaches. Related? Coincidence? Should I stop fish oil? Thanks

Been taking fish oil pills for years (~2000-3800 mg/day). Stopped & started getting headaches. Related? Coincidence? Should I stop fish oil? Thanks

There are many: studies that support the use of good quality marine fish oil for eye, joint, brain, and cardiovascular health. Poor quality fish oil can be impure and weak. Prothera, Nortic Naturals, and some others are best. Check to see if has been purified several times and the amount of EPA+DHA in it--ought to be about 50 %. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im 21 years old what benefits will taking vitamin B12 pills and fish oil pills do for me? I need more energy. What supplements can I take? Thanks.

Im 21 years old what benefits will taking vitamin B12 pills and fish oil pills do for me? I need more energy. What supplements can I take? Thanks.

Living Life: I know of no physician that would recommend vitamins or supplements to a healthy 21 yo male. Energy comes from being active, getting good sleep unencumbered by alcohol or other drugs. The most accurate advice would also to be living a life that includes very little sugars and regular cardiovascular exercise. One should not assume that pills will give you good health. Good health activities do. ...Read more

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Can shape up oil (not pills) products help to reduce belly or thighs fat? Is there any side effects if I use it daily? Thank you.

Can shape up oil (not pills) products help to reduce belly or thighs fat? Is there any side effects if I use it daily? Thank you.

No: There aren't any over-the-counter lotions, creams, or oils that reduce belly or thigh fat. Those products may make skin softer and smoother, but the only way to reduce fat is to use up the fat as fuel. Fat is the body's way of storing fuel. If one eats fewer calories than her body uses each day, they her body will use the stored fat and thus decrease fat in her body. ...Read more

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Can shape up oil (not pills) products help to reduce belly or thighs fat? Is there any side effects if I use it daily? I also do exercise. Thank you.

Can shape up oil (not pills) products help to reduce belly or thighs fat? Is there any side effects if I use it daily? I also do exercise. Thank you.

Knowing our Body: Nope. Not in any way. There would be nothing topical that would lead you to burn more calories or burn off excess fat stored in the fat molecules. This product is 100% fraudulent. ...Read more

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Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Are there coconut oil pills I can take?

Yes: I have had several patients find these at out local health food store. One is made by now brand, there are others i'm sure. ...Read more

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I started taking 5 borage oil pills daily 1000mg . Is there anything harmful doing this. Dr. Oz suggested 800mg daily of gla. Each pill contains 160mg?

Clarify: If the total you are taking is 1000 mg per day, this has been used safely for up to 24 weeks. If they are 1000 mg per pill, you are taking way too much. ...Read more

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Dose peppermint oil pills help conitsaption?

Dose peppermint oil pills help conitsaption?

Uncertain: Peppermint Oil is reported to help with diarrhea & irritable bowel syndrome. Although I am not aware of research on this matter. REF: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits-effects#1 ...Read more

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Can flax seed oil pills make athletic performance better?

Can flax seed oil pills make athletic performance better?

Doubtful!: No one thing usually makes performance better. It is an overall process of diet/good nutrition, rest, fluid intake, mental health, sleep and adequate rest, stretching and avoiding bad health habits. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Variety is the spice of life. Work with a reputable trainer to enhance performance with the above taken into consideration. ...Read more

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Is fish oil pills go for you?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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Is fish oil pills go for you?

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 more

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What does fish oil pills do?

What does fish oil pills do?

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

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Can a child take fish oil pills?

Can a child take fish oil pills?

Discuss With Doctor: Fish oil supplies Omega-3 fatty acids. In children it is used to lower cholesterol components, a fat source for intravenous nutrition, & more. Your child's age & medical history are unknown. The best way to give a healthy child the benefits of fish oil is to include fish in your child's diet. Fish oil supplements can vary in quality & omega-3 content is unreliable. See child's doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Is fish oil pills good for teen use?

Is fish oil pills good for teen use?

No: Hi. Nope, of no benefit. That was easy! Be sure to eat healthy nuts and seeds to get essential fatty acids. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do fish oil pills do in my body?

What do fish oil pills do in my body?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Does fish oil pills make your butt big?

Does fish oil pills make your butt big?

No: This is not one of the effects attributed to fish oil pills. Are you looking to increase or decrease your rear? ...Read more

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Fish oil pill are they good for the body?

Generally Yes: These natural omega-3 oils are known to maintain cell membranes and organ health. The tendency towards formulating highly purified fish oils may be counter productive in that some of the more beneficial fish oils contain additional micronutrients. For example salmon oil or krill oil contain the efficacious antioxidant astaxanthin. ...Read more