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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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Hi I am 16 years old i take supplements like scivation xtend and mp combat and vitamins and fish oil, is there any side effects on kidneys or height?

Hi I am 16 years old i take supplements like scivation xtend and mp combat and vitamins and fish oil, is there any side effects on kidneys or height?

Why?: I went to each manufacturer's website to find the ingredients in your supplements. They are proteins (amino acids) high protein diets won't harm growth (height). It is injurious to diseased kidneys, but not harmful to normal kidneys. That said, you're paying premium prices: why not just eat fish, eggs, & steak? Your workouts with a healthy diet will do much more good than fancy supplements. ...Read more

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I'm 21 years old i feel low testosterone can I take zinc and fish oil supplement to boost testosterone? Are there any side effects of these supplement

I'm 21 years old i feel low testosterone can I take zinc and fish oil supplement to boost testosterone? Are there any side effects of these supplement

They are safe if...: As i mentioned in my other answer, it's very unlikely you have low testosterone-other conditions with similar symptoms are much more likely. Ask you doc to test free & total testosterone levels. Zinc is safe to try. It can cause nausea; avoid taking more than 50 mg a day or it may impair immune function & cause low copper. Fish oil is safe but look for a purified brand to avoid heavy metals/pcb's. ...Read more

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Does fish oil have side effects? What is the best capsule to take? Want to try it out to see if it will help my current health issues

Does fish oil have side effects? What is the best capsule to take? Want to try it out to see if it will help my current health issues

Safe: Unless you have an allergy to them, most experts feel that fish oil preparations have no serious side effects. Some people complain of bad breath or diarrhea taking them and they are somewhat of a blood thinner. All in all, i recommend them for their helpful effects on our health. See if your md agrees. ...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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Is fish oil pills healthy to take? Any bad side effects? Will it interfere with my antianxiety/antidepressants?. I have no mem issues.

Is fish oil pills healthy to take? Any bad side effects? Will it interfere with my antianxiety/antidepressants?. I have no mem issues.

Overall fine: and safe. Fish oil is felt to be rather safe, so its the data behind it. The only thing to be aware of is that there is a possibility that fish oil can increase your bleeding risks, particularly if you take aspirin, other NSAIDs(like ibuprofen) or other antiplatelet/blood thinning medications. This can also be accentuated with other antidepressants. It may help your mood issues though. ...Read more

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Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)

May raise blod sugar: There is some limited data to show elevated blood glucose levels in people with diabetes who take glucosamine and chondroitin suflate. However this does not seem to happen in people without diabetes. In general, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are very safe, but they should be stopped at least one week prior to any surgery as they may have a blood thinning effect. ...Read more

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Total chol-216, hdl-40, Ldl-109, triglycerides-335. Total chol 256 March '13. Dr. wanted statins. Have had side effects. Fish oil and lost 15lbs.

Total chol-216, hdl-40, Ldl-109, triglycerides-335.  Total chol 256 March '13.  Dr. wanted statins.  Have had side effects.  Fish oil and lost 15lbs.

Lipid profile: It's great you lost weight, butyYour triglycerides are too high. Some statins cause problems, but others a worth a try. Fish oil has been advocated for reducing production of these compounds, but it is often the reduction in consumption of foods that promote triglycerides that does this (i.e. during dieting). Another lipid profile is a good idea at this time. ...Read more

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Omega 3 fish oil 1000mg.What are the benefits of that food supplement and is there any side effects for it.And do I need medical prescription.

Omega 3 fish oil 1000mg.What are the benefits of that food supplement and is there any side effects for it.And do I need medical prescription.

Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. They can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. No prescription is needed. ...Read more

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Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Omega 3: It is not likely that omega 3 suppliments would cause a skin rash unless there is a filler in the pills that you are allergic to. ...Read more

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Help please! is an itchy skin rash a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Help please! is an itchy skin rash a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Rashes can occur : Rashes can occur with any medication. If you want to take omega 3, you could switch to flax seed oil capsules and perhaps you may not break out with a rash. ...Read more

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I think i'm allergic to theratears supplement (fish oil and omega-3) it says swelling if the eyelid is a side effect and that's what happend to me !?

I think i'm allergic to theratears supplement (fish oil and omega-3) it says swelling if the eyelid is a side effect and that's what happend to me !?

Possible: If you notice swelling within a couple of hours after taking the supplements, then you are likely allergic especially if you are allergic to fish. If you are allergic to all capsules, then one need to suspect a gelatin (used in the capsule) allergy. Since fish oil is not essential, you may skip it or try krill oil. ...Read more

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Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Is taking fish oil supplements safe?

Before surgery: Stop your fish oil 1 week before surgery because of blood thinning risks. ...Read more

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How do I control gas when taking fish oil supplements?

How do I control gas when taking  fish oil supplements?

Gallbladder support: There are two answers. 1. The fish oil you are consuming may be rancid or processed poorly. 2. Bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder. One of bile's functions is to assist fat absorption. Bile is released when fat is detected in the upper GI tract. Insufficient gall-bladder function or bile production may lead to gas or burping as the fat is not fully absorbed. ...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