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Omega 3 Fatty Acid In Surmai Fish
Hi, My father has severe allergies eating seafood especially fish. Should he take omega 3 fatty acid as a supplement or would that also trigger allergy.
Yes: Oily fish are the source of the epidemiological data suggesting health benefits. Other fish have lesser amounts of fish oils. Supplements are variable in their content of epa and dha components, and potential issues of mercury and other contaminants (though not serious issues with reputable sources) have existed. Supplements not truly validated for comparable benefit as fish itself. Read more
Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is α-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic acid (epa, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), docosahexaenoic acid (dha, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds). Ala converts to epa and dha, but in limited amounts. Best to get your epa and dha from actual wild salmon and your ala from flax. Read more
How much fish oil to take? I am taking a fish oil supplement, it says it is 1000 mg. On the supplement facts label it says it has both epa and DHA with a total omega 3-fatty acids of 300 mgs. The label says to take 3 softgels per day. I am now on my s
Fish oil cholesterol: This is a dietary supplement fish oil, regulated as a food, the larger number is the amount of fish oil, the smaller the amount of omega 3. Fish oil containing dha will raise your LDL cholesterol. Fish oil containing only epa will decrease your LDL cholesterol. Two-four grams per day are recommended to decrease high triglycerides. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc wants me to take three 300mg of krill oil daily after my omega 3 test came back. I had been taking 1 krill plus a fish oil daily. Is this unusual?
EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The preparations you were using may not have delivered this much of each component in the capsules you were taking, so you needed more. Please know that if you eat wild alaskan salmon, sardines, etc at least twice each week, you may not need supplements. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking folic acid. Would it be safe to take omega 3 fish oil too to help boost my chance to conceive?
Yes: It is certainly safe. Whether it will help or not is more controversial. Read more
Can acid reflux worsen by taking biotin, b12, omega 3 fish tabs. Vitamin k2, buffered vitamin c, vitamin d3 have Barrett's Esophagus and a hernia.
Possibly fish oil:
Fats including fish oil can sometimes aggravate reflux; this is less likely if taken with food.
But certain supplements are proven beneficial for reflux, esp. Melatonin. See http://www. Greenmedinfo. Com/blog/5-natural-heartburn-remedies-proven-beat-drugs
and http://www. Denvernaturopathic. Com/MelatoninandGERD. Htm
and http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm Read more
Cold Water Fish: The omega-3 content of cold water fish is the highest. The following are the mg of omega-3 per 100 grams eaten: atlantic farmed salmon-2150; atlantic wild salmon-1840; herring-2100; mackerel-1850; sablefish-1790; yellow fin tuna-1500. Many common fish are much lower in omega-3 including: cod-280; bass (sea and freshwater)-760; alaskan pollock (used in fast food fish)-120. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to get the omega 3's and good nutrients found in fish without actually eating fish?
Sea vegetables: Foods such as seaweed and kelp are rich in omega-3s found in fish. Foods such as chia seeds and flax seeds contain other omega-3s. Read more
I've recently stopped taking omega 3 fish oils after taking it for two years. Instead of the tablets, is there foods I can take that have the benefits?
Cold water fish:
Eating fish is far superior to taking fish oil supplements. Cod, salmon, mackerel, are good choices. Also: check out:
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/411442-what-kind-of-cold-water-fish-are-healthy-to-eat/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">
EPA: We all need two essential fatty acids in our diet but they have to be processed in the body to produce important metabolites that play a part in inflammation. Fish oil provides epa (eicosapentoic acid) that "dodges" the processing mechanism, thus providing a "ready made" metabolite that acts as an anti-inflammatory. This is very complex chemistry and is the simplest explanation that I can offer. Read more
Much debated: There are many claims regarding the beneficial effects of fish oils, but there are few randomized blinded clinical trials testing these observational claims. Fish oils lower triglycerides, and are indicated to do so, so as to prevent pancreatitis, however no studies support this recommendation. At low dose they may have cardiovascular benefits, but recent data is less compelling than older data. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer