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Omega Fatty Acid
Wild Fish: Wild fish like salmon, cod, trout, sardines, etc. Also contain vitamin d, of which many people need more. ...Read more
Best to? What fish: Best to ask what fish to avoid. Dietary mercury has been implicated in the causation of many disorders, including autism, adhd, and learning disabilities. Avoid oly fish that may be contaminated with mercury. See website for list of fish to avoid. Http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury. Htmn. ...Read more
Will vary: This is not something that is standardized. Therefore there is a range. ...Read more
Can a combination of omega fatty acids 3, 6, 9 along with spirulina be helpful in treating "periventricular leukomalacia" for a kid of 11 years?
Unlikely to matter: Pvl is similar to having the corn crop die when it doesn't get rain. The nerve cells, like the corn, have a limited chance to grow & form & if nutrients don't come in time it dies. Nerves will not repair or regenerate after they die. Pvl reflects such an injury. Good basic nutrition allows you to maximize any remaining nerves, but extra herbs & supplements just create expensive urine. ...Read more
Would you recommend daily vitamins for adults? I try to take glucosame, omega fatty acids, and a women's health supplement every day. It seems like more and more data is suggesting these pills are unnecessary and do not help keep my body healthy in the lo
No: Multiple large studies for men and women suggest that multivitamins offer no benefit if you otherwise eat well and get regular sun. ...Read more
No: They tend to lower the trigyceridesGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Essential to life: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they're necessary for our health, but our bodies can't make them. We have to eat them: fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants; and nut oils. They're crucial in brain development, and are anti-inflammatory. Helpful in heart disease, depression, bipolar disorder, ra, and others. ...Read more
Omega 3 vs Omega6: Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body to maintain certain functions and to aid in keeping you healthy. Most sources of omega-6 fatty acids can be found in the food you eat in your daily diets, while omega-3 fatty acids may be taken as a supplement. ...Read more
Oily fish: Oily fish, salmon for instance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Calamarine: I am unable to find any scientic evidence demonstrating the effects of this product. ...Read more
Omega 3 fats: The most common sources of omega 3 fats aren't greens, but are fish oils. However, you might be thinking of purslane, a salad green which has 400mg of omega-3's in each serving along with vit a, calcium, potassium, & iron. Kale is a good source too. Brussels sprouts are also high in ala -- which can be converted into epa and dha if your metabolic systems are working well. ...Read more
No: The omega 3s will actually further raise your cholesterol level. ...Read more
This nutritional supplement will not alter your innate personality.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Generally 1g per day:
For the general patient population 1 gram per day of an omega 3 fatty acid fish oil supplement would be sufficient to reduce cardiovascular risks. The supplement should contain EPA and DHA.
For patients with high triglyceride levels of over 500 mg/dL, we would recommend prescription Lovaza, 4 grams per day. ...Read more
Several ways: While this is a topic we do not understand completely... Omega-3 fatty acids seem to regulate digestion and enhance metabolism via the regualtion of insulin. An interesting study from australia showed that individuals who consumed omega-3s and exercised lost more weight than those performing exercise alone. ...Read more
Many: Fish is one of the most well known: such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants like brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens ; flax seeds; and walnuts. Some people's systems are not efficient at converting alpha-linolenic acid (ala) from plant-based omega-3's to epa and dha that are needed; for these, fish or krill oil may be better. ...Read more
Omega-3 fatty acids are labelled as such because of the chemical makeup. It's a carbon based structure with double bonds (therefore it's an unsaturated fatty acid). The '3' comes from the fact that the first double bond is located after the 3rd carbon from the 'omega' end (which is the end without the acid -cooh).
So bottom line is it gets its name from its biochemical makeup. ...Read more
The structure: The difference is where the unsaturated chemical bond is in the "tail" of the fatty acid -- 3 positions away from the end (that's where OMEGA comes from -- last letter in the greek alphabet) or 6 positions away. The reason this matters is that biochemically, omega-3 fatty acids get turned into anti-inflammatory signaling compounds, while omega-6 fatty acids may get turned into proinflammatory ones ...Read more
Read this for information:
http://www. Webmd. Com/healthy-aging/omega-3-fatty-acids-fact-sheet
1000 mg: For general cardiovascular health it is recommended that you take 1000 mg omega 3 fatty acids. If you buy over the counter fish oil, 1000 mg fish oil does not translate into 1000 mg omega 3, please note the serving size and the omega-3 content in each pill. Most over the counter pills have only 300 mg dha and epa the active components of omega-3 per pill. You would need 3 of these pills to get 900. ...Read more
Different supplement: Omega 3 fatty acids are a type of "good" fat that is found in fatty fish e.g., salmon, etc. Coenzyme q10 is a supplement that is thought to help with muscle pain and/or weakness, especially in people on statin drugs like lipitor, (atorvastatin) zocor, etc. Since those drugs block the coq10 pathway and sometimes have muscle pains as a side effect. ...Read more
Forever: They don't.Get a more detailed answer ›