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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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Multi vitamin, fish oil, gingko biloba and l-theanine. Would these supplments be good for me?

Multi vitamin, fish oil, gingko biloba and l-theanine. Would these supplments be good for me?

Supplements: If you're not eating a balanced diet then a multivite might offer you some benefit. The fish oil, gingko et al have proven benefits across the board so 'good for me' can't be answered with any confidence. ...Read more

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Is omega-3 fish oil good for the liver?

Is omega-3 fish oil good for the liver?

Take better care!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is worthless, & liver supplements can't fix a diseased liver. If you indeed have liver disorder, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. At this time, re-evaluate what you're taking that may hurt the liver (e.g. over-the-counter agents, herbals, too much alcohol--as you asked about before). ...Read more

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Help vitamin shopping is a pain i'm looking for omega3 with high potencyw/1000mg pure omega3 fats per pill + added vitamin d no luck! any suggestions?

Help vitamin shopping is a pain i'm looking for omega3 with high potencyw/1000mg pure omega3 fats per pill + added vitamin d no luck! any suggestions?

2000 u vit d: Take 2000 units vitamin d3/day and forget the omega 3's - or find them somewhere else if you feel you must have them. Eat healthy and exercise. I doubt there is a quality combo pill available. Eating healthy is a lot easier and cheaper than vitamin shopping. ...Read more

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What is the meanings of epa and DHA in fish oil supplement?And will fish oil be good for memory and concentration too?

What is the meanings of epa and DHA in fish oil supplement?And will fish oil be good for memory and concentration too?

Omega 3s: Both epa and dha are long chained fatty acids mainly found in fish. They provide much needed omega 3 which is said to improve heart health along with many other health benefits. Omega three is believed to reduce inflammation in body and brain and is good for memory and thought to prevent dementia. Along with fish, omega 3 can be found in free-range eggs. Look for % of omega three on carton. ...Read more

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Do krill oil has vitamins a and d e in it?

Do krill oil has vitamins a and d e in it?

Some: There is some vitamin a, e, and d in krill oil, but it's not the best source of them. Krill oil is mostly epa and dha, with some astaxanthin, an important antioxidant that gives the critters a pinkish color. Look on the label of your product to see how much of the other vitamins is in it, if they're present. ...Read more

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Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Can I take fish oil and coconut oil along with a multi vitamin daily together?

Supplementation: Yes, I would spread out the oils just to help absorption. Taking the multivitamin with the oils may hinder absorption of the water soluble vitamins. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin d in 1000 mg of fish oil that providing epa 180 mg and DHA 120 mg?

How do I know how much vitamin d in 1000 mg of fish oil that providing epa 180 mg and DHA 120 mg?

Look at label: Maybe none, if vit d is added then it should be stated in on the label. Some formulation of fish oil have vit d added and others d not. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking a multivitamin, fish oil and 4000iu of vitamin d. Is this to much vitamin d? Can this be harmful?

I'm currently taking a multivitamin, fish oil and 4000iu of vitamin d.  Is this to much vitamin d?  Can this be harmful?

Probably safe: During winter, most people are even more deficient in vitamin d than when they have exposure to sunshine. 4000 iu of vitamin d is safe, and this amount is often indicated especially in winter months. You can ask your physician to test your 25-hydroxy vitamin d level to see where you are in replacement, and adjust your dose accordingly. ...Read more

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Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Can i take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?

Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more

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Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

Is vitamin E oil good for acne?

No: Acne is partially caused by the over production of oils. Adding more oil to your skin will only make the situation worse. There needs to be an appropriate oil balance on the skin otherwise more acne will be produced. ...Read more

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Can i take a fish, flax, and borage vitamin with a multi vitamin?

Yes, however...: Yes, this is fine. For good health we need essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids ; amino acids. Fish, flax ; borage provide essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. One should get Amino Acids through diet. Optimal health also requires phytonutrients from fruits ; vegetables so a healthy diet is essential. For best absorption take oils ; vit separately, vits after breakfast/lunch, oils after dinner. ...Read more

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Can i add cod liver oil with vitamin a & d to my supplements?

Can i add cod liver oil with vitamin a & d to my supplements?

Yes, but...: Cod liver oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamins a, d, and e, and is a very helpful supplement in general. All of these are necessary nutrients, but they should be taken in moderation. Both vitamin e and omega-3's can thin the blood and cause easy bleeding, and fat-soluble vitamins (a, d, e, k) can build up to toxic levels if large doses are taken on a regular basis. ...Read more

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5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

5mths postpartum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it safe to take vitamin supplements such as Vitamin E and Fish Oil?

Fish oil ok; ? Vit E: Nutrition requirements for breast-feeding mothers are similar to those during pregnancy. Special attention to intake of protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C is advised. Fish oil supplements are likely safer than eater fish because of toxins found in some fish, but too much could increase risk of bleeding. Evidence about the safety of higher doses of vitamin E is inconclusive, so not recommended. ...Read more

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Is fish oil good for anemia?

Is fish oil good for anemia?

No: Fish oil is the most studied source of omega 3 fatty acids. Great stuff!, but not a treatment for anemia. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lysine supplement with omega-3 fish oils and a daily multivitamin? I'm new to supplements and bit of a hypochondriac

Is it safe to take lysine supplement with omega-3 fish oils and a daily multivitamin? I'm new to supplements and bit of a hypochondriac

You should be: It is unnecessary to take these supplements - there is no data that suggests benefit to you at your age (and taking them doesn't slow the normal aging process which is inevitable for everyone). Instead, concentrate on eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining normal weight. That's been proven to help! ...Read more

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What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

What are some good vitamin for acne and acne scars? I take vit a 8000iu/ vit c 1000 mg / vit d 3000iu /vit e 400iu / zinc 50mg/ b-complex all by mouth

Consider a better: approach, HFLC, often far more effective. Study: DietDoctor.com. Conversely, LFHC foods are associated with ?ed incidence of acneform sebacious gland infections & lesions. While Accutane & benzoyl peroxide (in many formulations), tends to calm lesions, for many replacing LFHC foods with HFLC foods ends up far more effective. No evidence the vitamins your taking are effective. Do your own trial. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more