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Should I Take A Fish Oil Supplement
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
I want to start a few supplements. Is Flax seed oil, Calcium supplement and multivitamin fine to take together?
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. The popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Flax & calcium ok. ...Read more
Omega-3: hi, Per ACC/AHA guideline: eating fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times a week. Each serving is 3.5 ounce cooked, or about ¾ cup of flaked fish. Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids recommended. In patients with risk of CAD who cannot get enough Omega-3 from food 3 grams of Omega-3 is recommended and also pt ...Read more
Daily: Different formulations given different instructions. They should be taken daily for sure, but some formulations may say twice daily, whereas others may even suggest three times a day. Read the bottle. ...Read more
Should i start taking vitamin A as a supplement to prevent acne? currently i take vitamin E and omega 3 fish oil.
No: It has little benefit and can be toxic in higher doses. ...Read more
Can i take vitamin a pills with a daily mulitvitamin if i also take fish oil capsules? Would they be a good alternative for acne medication?
Poor alternative: You'll need to take enough vitamin A to make yourself sick (and I mean SICK) before you can expect it to clear your acne. Get a topical retinoic acid derivative for your skin rather than the overkill approach that systemic administration offers. If this doesn't clear you, get with your personal physician for help. Fish oil's your business -- the recent studies are disappointing. ...Read more
Take oil separately: I'm not sure if you mean directly with at the same time. Fish oil has essential omega 3 fatty acids not provided in a multivitamin but is best taken as separate times than a multivitamin, as the minerals in the vitamin might combine with the fish oil to make a soap, impairing absorption of both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alleged protection: Omega-three fish oils were popularized as possibly helping prevent/reverse atherosclerosis, especially when the inuit people were noted to have relatively little coronary artery disease. The last two big studies on the inuit cast grave doubt on this politically-correct idea. The fish oils are systemic anti-inflammatories and some folks find they help with arthritis. You decide & don't spend $$$. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it good to take fish oil thrice a day after each meal (breakfast/lunch/dinner) but when should I take calcium supplements?
Is it safe to take fish oil, emu oil and ginko biloba i also take a hair vitamin called hirsana it's a swiss product thank you.
Yes: But check with your doctor always......Get a more detailed answer ›
I take fish oil and a multi vitamin each day, is fish oil good for you? I have heard good and bad things about it.
Listen to your body: If fish oil makes your period too heavy don't take during your period or shortlly before. If you have dry skin it may help relieve it. Be sure to take vit e as well. If you have a tendency to bi-polar disorder its ability to inhibit interleukin-6 may be helpful to you. If you burp it up and it doesn't make you feel good it may be rancid and not good for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes it is alright.Get a more detailed answer ›
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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