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Doctor insights on: Omega 3 Fatty Acid In Surmai Fish

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Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

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

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I am a vegetarian. I cannot take fish. So please tell the other sources of omega-3 fatty acids?

I am a vegetarian. I cannot take fish. So please tell the other sources of omega-3 fatty acids?

Many sources: Look to chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, beans, seaweed, and leafy greens. Still your best bet are from the seeds! Read more

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What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

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

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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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Which fish has omega-3?

Which fish has omega-3?

Cold water fish like: Salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and lake trout. The american heart association recommends eating at least 2 fatty fish meals a week since eating these fish is associated with better heart health. Read more

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Which fish has high content of omega 3?

Which fish has high content of omega 3?

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 more

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What is the best way to get the omega 3's and good nutrients found in fish without actually eating fish?

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

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What is a good product for pure omega 3 fish oil?

Lovaza: Prescription Lovaza is the only approved one. Although a new one vascepa should be on market soon. Read more

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Are 6 omega 3 fish oil capsules taken daily okay?

Are 6 omega 3 fish oil capsules taken daily okay?

Fish oil: Too much of anything is good for nothing. Your physician has to decide whether you need fish oil or not. If so how much. In order to make this decision need to know your cholesterol profile and tolerance to other antilipid drugs. Consult your physician. Read more

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Omega 3 fish oil? What is it good for? What's its benefits?

Omega 3 fish oil? What is it good for? What's its benefits?

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

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What are the benefits from taking omega-3 fish oil tablets?

What are the benefits from taking omega-3 fish oil tablets?

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 more

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