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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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I want to start a few supplements. Is Flax seed oil, Calcium supplement and multivitamin fine to take together?

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

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Is it okay to take a fish oil supplement without food?

Is it okay to take a fish oil supplement without food?

Burp, yes.: Technically, yes, fine, but may predispose to foul / fishy breath and some reflux, so usually better with some food. ...Read more

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Is it important to take a fish oil supplement if I dont eat fish?

Is it important to take a fish oil supplement if I dont eat fish?

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

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How often should I take fish oil tablets?

How often should  I take fish oil tablets?

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

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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?

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

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Can i take 1200mg of fish oil with a multivitamin?

Can i take 1200mg of fish oil with a multivitamin?

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 more

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Is it safe to take flax seed oil vitamins while pregnant and a diabetic?

Is it safe to take flax seed oil vitamins while pregnant and a diabetic?

Unclear: Herbals like flax seed oil are not regulated by the fda and while some people take this for heart health, it may also provide a large dose of vitamin a to the point of toxicity. You are better offer eating food with flax seed and taking a good prenatal vitamin. ...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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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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Why should I take fish oil for heart?

Why should I take fish oil for heart?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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How much fish oil should I take daily?

How much fish oil should I take daily?

Fish Oil: Look for a brand with 1600mg of Omega 3. DHA and EPA Take 5ml two times per day. there are also good products in gel caps http://mtex.it/96nt5aq0 ...Read more

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Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Can I take a betacarotene supplement if I'm breastfeeding? What about evening primrose oil?

Yes and yes: Beta carotene and evening primrose oil are both very safe and are useful nutrients for your baby as well as for you. Consider taking a supplement containing DHA, en essential oil from fish, as this is very important for your baby's neurological development. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

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