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Doctor insights on: Salmon Oil Vs Omega 3 Fish Oil

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What is the difference between "omega-3 fish oil" and " Omega-3 salmon oil" supplements? Which one is the best?

What is the difference between "omega-3 fish oil"  and " Omega-3 salmon oil" supplements? Which one is the best?

The same: Both are making the same claim but different formulations will supply more of the actual active ingredient, so you must read the label carefully. Better yet, eat fish! Mackerel is the best. Salmon is also good. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Is.Omega 3 oil the same as salmon fish oil?

Is.Omega 3 oil the same as salmon fish oil?

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

Fish oil: Where did you get that? No evidence that fish oil does or could do that..... ...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? Whats its benefits?

Omega 3 fish oil? What is it good for? Whats 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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Wat is the best brand of omega 3 fish oil and how much shoud a 43 yr old female consume daily?

Wat is the best brand of omega 3 fish oil and how much shoud a 43 yr old female consume daily?

Several good but...: About 2 grams /day. One should choose a fish oil supplement wisely as some brands are much better than others- make sure it's purified ; is in the "true triglyceride" form. My favorites are nordic naturals and omegavail by designs for health. See http://bit.Ly/1bxibwc for an interesting article but also check out the lengthy discussion to see how your simple question can have a complex answer. ...Read more

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Will rubbing omega 3 fish oil on your butt make it bigger? If not, is there any way you can make your butt bigger?

Will rubbing omega 3 fish oil on your butt make it bigger? If not, is there any way you can make your butt bigger?

Fish oil: If you do that, you might slip off the toilet seat and bang your butt on the floor. If you form a large bruise on your butt it will make it bigger. Other than that, not much chance. ...Read more

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Omega-3 fish oil, any side effects?

Omega-3 fish oil, any side effects?

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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Will omega 3 fish oil improve my memory?

Will omega 3 fish oil improve my memory?

Probably at your age: A new study out of france shows that it can improve the cognitive functioning of young people. However, in the elderly, especially elderly women, the results have been somewhat disappointing. That is not to say that people should not take them because the brain needs them for other functions as well. www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/10/29/new-study... ...Read more

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Is omega 3 fish oil capsule helps chalazion?

Is  omega 3 fish oil capsule helps chalazion?

Won't hurt: There are many health benefits from Omega-3 fish oils. They have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for cardiovascular, neurologic and eye health. However, chalazions are generally considered bacterial in nature and usually require antibiotics in some form for resolution. Warm compresses may help. ...Read more

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Difference between omega 3 fish oil vs krill oil?

Difference between omega 3 fish oil vs krill oil?

Different fish: krill are any of the small, pelagic, shrimplike crustaceans of the family Euphausiidae, eaten as food by certain whales.
Fish oil come from a variety of fish sources and not just krill ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 6 omega 3 fish oil capsules everyday?

Is it safe to take 6 omega 3 fish oil capsules everyday?

Fish oil: It is probably safe for most people but there's really no proven reason for doing it. It could do good or bad we have no proof one way or another. ...Read more

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What to if I am looking for a trusted omega 3 fish oil supplement?

Many ones: Most supplements are now pretty carefully screened for toxins from bioconcentration and such. You need to look at the epa and dha components as well as how many capsules to take to get that amount. No particular type is superior, to the contrary of the opinion of every fish oil capsule seller. ...Read more

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Is omega-3 fish oil good for the liver?

Is omega-3 fish oil good for the liver?

Take better care!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is worthless, & liver supplements can't fix a diseased liver. If you indeed have liver disorder, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. At this time, re-evaluate what you're taking that may hurt the liver (e.g. over-the-counter agents, herbals, too much alcohol--as you asked about before). ...Read more

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Is kirkland omega 3 fish oil safe for pregnant women?

Is kirkland omega 3 fish oil safe for pregnant women?

See below: When in doubt, it is best to discuss whether or not to take certain supplements with your ob. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take omega 3 fish oil supplements?

Do you think I should take omega 3 fish oil supplements?

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 omega 3 fish oil supplements should be taken every day?

Does omega 3 fish oil  supplements should be taken every day?

Fatty acid needs: vary and testing is best. They can be slightly blood thinning. See your doc before supplementing. In general, at least i cap. in a.m. and 1 in p.m. is best. Make sure the EPA & DHA add up to 50% or more of the total mgs per cap or it will be too weak. Look for purified 2X on label also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?

Nordic Naturals: is a well respected brand. Please read the label and make sure that when you add the EPA & DHA that the sum is 50% or more of the total sum of each capsule. Also, make sure the fish oil has been purified. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take supplemental multivitamins and then take a omega 3 fish oil?

Is it ok to take supplemental multivitamins and then take a omega 3 fish oil?

Yes: In general yes but always need to read labels & make sure one isn't consuming too much which is unlikely....Max fish oil/day is 3000mg but bear in mind these supplements & vitamins are frequently unregulated by the fda. ...Read more

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Omega 3 fish oil helps in weight loss?

Omega 3 fish oil helps in weight loss?

Omega3 & weight loss: While omega 3 fish oil may not help weight loss, it can help prevent heart disease and help control eczema, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Diet and exercise are the mainstays of healthy weight loss. ...Read more

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Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make digestible. Reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health& minami. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins or omega-3 fish oil pills help shrink the prostate?

Do multivitamins or omega-3 fish oil pills help shrink the prostate?

No: There has never been an association between fish oil and swelling of the prostate. Benign swelling of the prostate is hormonalyy controlled. ...Read more

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Low vit d levels, already taking 1500mg msm glucosamine, 1000mg omega-3 fish oil tablet a day, adding 1000ui vit D3 tablet more would be ok ? Effects?

Low vit d levels, already taking 1500mg msm glucosamine, 1000mg omega-3 fish oil tablet a day, adding 1000ui vit D3 tablet more would be ok ? Effects?

Vitamin D level: Can be checked by your doc and that will determine how much you need. Many people take 5k ius daily but you would need to check w/doc. ...Read more

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Is ieeds to take medicine for LDL cholosterol is 160 & guide us whether omega 3 fish oil gelly suppliments is realy useful to lower LDL & how muc?

Is ieeds to take medicine for LDL cholosterol is 160 &  guide us whether  omega 3 fish oil gelly   suppliments is  realy useful to lower LDL & how muc?

You decide: The last several big studies on the efficacy of omega 3 fish oils for preventing vascular disease were all horribly disappointing -- and I wasn't surprised. Some physicians would throw a statin or something at this LDL, others would discuss all options with you & look at other facts about you -- do you have other risks? Would you be open to some serious physical fitness instead? No simple answers. ...Read more

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What is the optimal dosage of omega 3 fish oil for adhd, depression and mental well-being?

What is the optimal dosage of omega 3 fish oil for adhd, depression and mental well-being?

1,000-2,000 mg: I am not sure what fish oil does for adhd and depression but the optimal dose is 1, 000-2, 000 mg daily. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is omega 3 fish oil good for your heart?

Can you tell me how is omega 3 fish oil good for your heart?

I'm skeptical: The internet and the journals are full of contradictory claims about these molecules, but the last three big studies that I've seen all showed no benefit to the heart or its blood vessels. You're free to include them in your diet or not, but don't get the idea that this is any substitute for eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, and maintaining a high level of aerobic fitnes ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil tablets make nexplanon birthcontrol less effective?

Can omega 3 fish oil tablets make nexplanon birthcontrol less effective?

No: Taking a typical daily dose of omega-3 fish oil supplements should have no noticeable effect on Nexplanon or other contraceptive implants. A usual daily dose of omega-3 supplements also would not alter the effectiveness of hormonal birth control pills or IUDs. ...Read more

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Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Depends: Vitamin a, e, d, and k are fat soluble and will accumulate: they have know overdoses that are toxic. B vitamins and c are water soluble - you excrete any excess in your urine. Regarding fish oils, the final data isn't known: here a reliable source: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/omega3. ...Read more

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