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Doctor insights on: Optisana Omega 3

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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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Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. But in this case food will help. Or, take the third with a healthy snack. Taking all three at once won't hurt but you want to get your money's worth, right? Also, if you eat some salmon that day, you can skip the supplement. The "real" thing is always better ...Read more

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Omega 3 relaxes u?

Omega 3 relaxes u?

Placebo: I suspect mosly a placebo effect. There is at least some evidence that it might have some mental health benefits, but the research is conflicting. ...Read more

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Tell me abput omega 3?

Tell me abput omega 3?

Read labels: Look at the details of the supplement. Many fish oil supplements actually have very little omega 3's in them, & it's often difficult to tell what else is in them. Epa dha are the omega 3's most studied/shown to be beneficial, but often r not the main part of the fish oil supplement. As unregulated products u can't know 100%, but at least make sure they list the good things as the main components. ...Read more

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Can omega-3 be dangerous?

Can omega-3 be dangerous?

In excess: Fish oil does have some properties as a blood thinner, and may, in the extreme, contribute to bruising or affect a patient in surgery. Omega-3 supplements are usually restricted during the 10-14 days before major elective surgery, (along with Aspirin and anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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Does omega 3 gain weight?

Does omega 3 gain weight?

Omega 3: Omega 3 is a kind of fatty acid. To gain weight from ingesting them you'd need to have a large daily intake of the foods containing them. If taking omega 3 supplements, you'd likely have to take them to excess. In and of themselves I am not aware they cause weight gain. ...Read more

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Omega-3 does good for what?

Omega-3 does good for what?

Multiple: The strongest benefit is the effect on lowering triglycerides. But there is lesser data in regards to it's benefits for helping with depression, decreasing systemic inflammation in the body, "flexibility" of blood vessels and protection from cognitive decline/dementias. ...Read more

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What are Omega 3-6-9 capsules?

What are Omega 3-6-9 capsules?

Fish oil: Omega 3 fatty acid are also found in fish oils including cod liver oil.

They include include DHA = docosahexaenoic and EPA = eicosapentaenoic acid

Lovaza which is omega-3-acid ethyl esters are FDA approved to treat severe hypertriglyceridemia ...Read more

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Benefits of omega 3 on ur health?

Benefits of omega 3 on ur health?

Multiple benefits: While ongoing trials are needed to define the scope of possible benefit, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. This benefit occurs due to decreased arrhythmias in the setting of increased omega-3 intake. Other benefits seen in various studies include decreased dementia, improved blood pressure, decreased inflammation. ...Read more

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Can someone have too much omega 3?

Can someone have too much omega 3?

Omega 3 = snake oil: Omega 3 fish oil is the same as snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish/snake oils reduce triglycerides by impairing your liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish/snake oil actually raises your LDL cholesterol.
Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish oil" or "here comes the fish oil salesman". ...Read more

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Is tuna considered an omega 3 food?

Tuna is omega3: The best source of Omega 3 as far as fish is cold water fish like Salmon. The problem with tuna is the Mercury which sort of cancels the benefits. Get the best you can get ...Read more

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How much omega 3 can we consume a day?

How much omega 3 can we consume a day?

Omega 3: According to the fda, it is safe to take up to 3, 000mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa) per day. It’s not the same as 3, 000mg of fish oil. A 1, 000mg fish oil usually contains about 300-400mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa). One capsule of prescription omega 3 Lovaza 1, 000mg contains the total of 840mg of omega 3 (465mg of epa and 375mg of dha). The daily dose for Lovaza is 4 caps/day or 3, 360mg of omega 3/day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take too much Omega 3?

Is it possible to take too much Omega 3?

More not better: Yes. Omega-3 in larger doses can have effect of blood thinner. Normal dose thought to be 2 to 3 grams a day. This gives good benefits of anti-oxidant and lowering lipids without anti-coagulant properties. Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Can I take omega 3-6-9's expired 8/2014?

Better to not: Oils go rancid and then are not good to consume. Even products that haven't reached an expiration date can go bad if not stored in cool dark conditions. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take expired omega-3?

Would it be okay to take expired omega-3?

I wouldn't: It is never good to take or use expired medications or otc's. That is why there is an expiration date! Why take a chance? Don't do it! They are cheap, so don't you be cheap! Buy a new bottle. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the purpose of omega 3?

I want to know what's the purpose of omega 3?

Omega 3: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: they are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them -- you have to get them through food. Essential for brain development, normal growth and body function. ...Read more

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How important is it to consume enough omega-3?

Omega 3: Read this:

http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/omega-3/

Get a more detailed answer ›
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What is omega 3 6 9 good for? What does it do/?

What is omega 3 6 9 good for? What does it do/?

None: Omega 3 fish oil is the same as snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish/snake oils reduce triglycerides by impairing your liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish/snake oil actually raises your LDL cholesterol.
Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish oil" or "here comes the fish oil salesman". ...Read more

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Is there such thing as getting too much omega 3?

Is there such thing as getting too much omega 3?

Sometimes: If you eat lots of fish, there's little chance of omega three fatty acids toxicity. However, taking too many tablets of omega three fatty acids can lead to upset stomach, bleeding and liver failure. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 help the body not to store body fat?

Does omega 3 help the body not to store body fat?

Maybe!: No definitive studies show this, but has been shown to inhibit Insulin resistance. Very healthy in it's own right. I do take it for it's many benefits. Not sure about the weight though! Maybe? But not known! ...Read more

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My BP is 158/98 can I take. Pgxdaily and omega 3?

Yes: Both are safe to take. Omega 3 will be good to prevent hear disease and if pgx helps you lose weight it could make it easier to control your bp. Also reduce salt (sodium) intake and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How long dose is take for omega 3 to start working?

How long dose is take for omega 3 to start working?

Varies on dose &: Diet. Just as takes time for cholesterol to build up, takes time for omega-3 to help lower blood lipids. Generally at least 2-3 grams (2000-3000 mg) per day are needed to be effective. Enteric-coated caps help prevent "fish burp". Diet of good fats (polyunsaturated, no trans or saturated) & low glycemic index carbs added to lean protein, fruits & veggies help. Exercise is beneficial, too. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is omega 3 and why do I need it?

Omega -3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: they are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them -- you have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. ...Read more

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Hi does omega 3 increase the weight? Thank you so much

Hi does omega 3 increase the weight? Thank you so much

Not usually: Eating healthy fats like omega 3's would not increase your weight, unless you're eating huge quantities of them. Omega 3's are in cold-water fish like salmon and sardines. Plant sources come from ala (which the body must change into epa ; dha) include flaxseeds, flax oil, canola oil, soybeans, soybean oil, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil, purslane, perilla seed oil, walnuts, and walnut oil. ...Read more

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I was wondering is expired omega 3 capsule still edible?

I was wondering is expired omega 3 capsule still edible?

Expired capsules: It would not be prudent to take an expired medication unless one was sure it was safe. Without knowing more about the specific one under discussion, it has to be assumed not prudent to consume it. ...Read more

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