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Doctor insights on: Vegetarian Source Of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

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Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

Are fish the best source of omega-3 fatty acids?

Yes: Oily fish are the source of the epidemiological data suggesting health benefits. Other fish have lesser amounts of fish oils. Supplements are variable in their content of epa and dha components, and potential issues of mercury and other contaminants (though not serious issues with reputable sources) have existed. Supplements not truly validated for comparable benefit as fish itself. ...Read more

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Can corn oil have omega 3 fatty acids?

Can corn oil have omega 3 fatty acids?

Very little: This is a high omega 6 oil and should be avoided. ...Read more

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How are omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids different?

How are omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids different?

Omega 3 vs Omega6: Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body to maintain certain functions and to aid in keeping you healthy. Most sources of omega-6 fatty acids can be found in the food you eat in your daily diets, while omega-3 fatty acids may be taken as a supplement. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is ?-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic acid (epa, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), docosahexaenoic acid (dha, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds). Ala converts to epa and dha, but in limited amounts. Best to get your epa and dha from actual wild salmon and your ala from flax. ...Read more

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What are some foods that contain omega 3 fatty acids?

What are some foods that contain omega 3 fatty acids?

Many: Fish is one of the most well known: such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants like brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens ; flax seeds; and walnuts. Some people's systems are not efficient at converting alpha-linolenic acid (ala) from plant-based omega-3's to epa and dha that are needed; for these, fish or krill oil may be better. ...Read more

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What is healthier? Omega fatty acid supplements or fish?

What is healthier? Omega fatty acid supplements or fish?

Wild Fish: Wild fish like salmon, cod, trout, sardines, etc. Also contain vitamin d, of which many people need more. ...Read more

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What is the best omega 3 fatty acids supplements for toddler?

What is the best omega 3 fatty acids supplements for toddler?

Wild salmon: It is far healthier to consume omega-3s from a natural source such as wild salmon than from fish oil or synthetic forms. The question is why are you taking this supplement in the first place? To reduce cholesterol? Anti-inflammatory? Anti-coagulant? Brain health? Whatever the reason, wild pacific salmon is still preferable. Don't buy into the hype that the pills are nearly as beneficial. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on omega 3 fatty acids?

Can you overdose on omega 3 fatty acids?

Yes: They contain vitamin a, d, and e and large amounts can result in toxicity from these vitamins. Also, as they are anti-coagulants, high doses can cause bleeding and even hemorrhage. Too much of anything usually becomes a bad thing. ...Read more

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Are omega-3 fatty acids good for the heart?

Are omega-3 fatty acids good for the heart?

Reduce Sudden Death: While ongoing trials are needed to define the scope of possible benefit, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. This benefit occurs due to decreased arrhythmias in the setting of increased omega-3 intake. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Could cod liver oil contain omega 3 ?

Could cod liver oil contain omega 3 ?

Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil does contain omega 3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Could cod liver oil contain omega 3 beneficial for the heart and arteries ?

Could cod liver oil contain omega 3 beneficial for the heart and arteries ?

Omega 3: Cod liver oil does contain omega 3, but studies showing benefit of omega 3 for heart and artery disease are conflicting also contains vitamin which is beneficial. Don`t take too much as in large doses it can be toxic too. ...Read more

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Can i take omega 3 fatty acids with multivitamins ?

Can i take omega 3 fatty acids with multivitamins ?

Yes but...: They can be taken together without any problem . More important point is who should be taking these . Most healthy people with even fair eating habbits, do not need any vitamin supplements. Omega 3 fatty acids are very useful in certain specific situations and should be taken as advised by your Doctor. ...Read more

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Are fish oil omega 3 pills good for cholesterol?

Yes: Omega-3 fish oils are excellent supplements for many body systems, particularly the heart. Omega-3's do less to lower the bad cholesterol, but do increase the level of the hdlor "good cholesterol", and hence your good-to-bad cholesterol ratio. This in turn can lower your risk of heart disease. ...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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What are omega-3 fatty acids?

What are omega-3 fatty acids?

Essential to life: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids because they're necessary for our health, but our bodies can't make them. We have to eat them: fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants; and nut oils. They're crucial in brain development, and are anti-inflammatory. Helpful in heart disease, depression, bipolar disorder, ra, and others. ...Read more

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Does flax seed offer epa and DHA fatty acids?

Mostly ALA: Dha and epa are found more in animal products like salmon. ...Read more

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