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Doctor insights on: The Best Time To Take Omega 3

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I am taking multivitamin, omega 3, vitamin d and alpha lipoic acid daily. When is the best time to take each of them. Eg. Before or after meal.

I am taking multivitamin, omega 3, vitamin d and alpha lipoic acid daily. When is the best time to take each of them. Eg. Before or after meal.

Vitamins: Vitamin supplements are best consumed with food. If fish oils repeat on you, taking them before meal can help reduce sympts. Herbs should be taken between meals. ...Read more

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When should I take omega 3 and multivitamins (I play gym and I go to school. What's the best time)?

When should I take omega 3 and multivitamins (I play gym and I go to school. What's the best time)?

Best not together...: I advise taking multivits in the morning &/or afternoon- if it's a single pill am is best (as they may give you energy), if multiple pills can take some ins am & some in afternoon. The minerals in the vitamin are better absorbed on an empty stomach but a/d/e better absorbed after food. Stomach upset less likely after a meal. Best to take omega 3's after a meal but at a different time. See comment:. ...Read more

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In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

In terms of reaping full benefits, is it good to take all medicines simultaneously including omega 3-6-9 or take them at different times of the day?

Follow Doc's advice.: This is not so much a matter of reaping full benefit as it is of avoiding toxicity and preventing side effects. With your prescription meds follow your doc and pharmacist's advice. With supplements and otc's — check with them or don't take. ...Read more

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I am 16 year old boy soon to be 17, I eat 6 meals per day, is it okay to take an omega 3 pill with a centrum silver multivitamin at same time together?

I am 16 year old boy soon to be 17, I eat 6 meals per day, is it okay to take an omega 3 pill with a centrum silver multivitamin at same time together?

No problem: In general, your body would take what it needs from these pills and flush the rest out in your urine daily. If you have a good balanced diet, this is probably unnecessary but it shouldn't hurt you. You just make expensive pee. ...Read more

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My concentration at work is zero! I get enough sleep and excersize 4 times a week. I akso take omega 3&6 as well as ginko and a multi-vitamin. Help?

My concentration at work is zero! I get enough sleep and excersize 4 times a week. I akso take omega 3&6 as well as ginko and a multi-vitamin. Help?

Brain chemistry: Several possible reasons you can't concentrate. There might be an imbalance in your brain chemistry such as serotonin. You can have it measured. And there are natural treatments to balance it. You might also not have had enough protein at breakfast. Are you skipping breakfast?
Last, you may have poor air circulation at your office. ...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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Which turmeric supplements are the best? Are they ok to take with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD? What about omega 3?

Which turmeric supplements are the best?  Are they ok to take with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD?  What about omega 3?

Here are some ...: Reading the label and third party review will give some insights of being good or bad since these products are not regulated but oftentimes highly commercialized; that is the only possible way to discern. As to using the supplements in facing UCTD, I could not sense any potential contraindication except allergy to individual ingredients. In fact, the studies for specific concerns are lacking. ...Read more

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Please I need to know the dosage of whey protein noting that I go to gym 3 or 4 times weekly, i also take centrum multivitamin and omega 3 daily.

Please I need to know the dosage of whey protein noting that I go to gym 3 or 4 times weekly, i also take centrum multivitamin and omega 3 daily.

Not just whey!: Whey is a high quality protein. It has only 4 cal/ gram. Use it to supplement weight training. Maximal dose is 1 gram/lb of weight. So use the whey to bring you up in your diet. No benefit accrues after the 1 gram/ lb! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin d supplements and flax & omega-3 at the same time?

Is it safe to take vitamin d supplements and flax & omega-3 at the same time?

Yes, but: Yes, but the vitamin d is the only safe one without potential side effects. Take 2000 units of d3/day. ...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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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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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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Should I take omega-3 at my age? How much should I take?

Should I take omega-3 at my age? How much should I take?

Good question: First, check to see what the recommended dose states on the container. For a typical brand of omega 3 fish oil I recommend one capsule every two days for maintenance in adults. ...Read more

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If a person take more than 6000mg of omega 3 what is consequences?

If a person take more than 6000mg of omega 3 what is consequences?

Various: Besides the fishy aftertaste, they can cause nausea/ vomiting, increased glucose level and bleeding. ...Read more

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Should I take an omega-3 pill to make sure I'm getting the right fats?

Should I take an omega-3 pill to make sure I'm getting the right fats?

A healthy diet : Should contain them. Talk to your family doc. In older patients with high risk for heart disease, they are actually helpful! ...Read more

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Could I take zinc with omega 3?

Zinc and Omega 3: Zinc supplements in normal doses, usually around 220 mg per day, and omega -3 oil 1000 – 1250 mg up to four times a day should not cause any adverse interaction. Omega-3 is usually more tolerable from a GI standpoint if taken with food. ...Read more