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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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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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Does omega 3 fish oil supplements should be taken every day?

Does omega 3 fish oil  supplements should be taken every day?

Fatty acid needs: vary and testing is best. They can be slightly blood thinning. See your doc before supplementing. In general, at least i cap. in a.m. and 1 in p.m. is best. Make sure the EPA & DHA add up to 50% or more of the total mgs per cap or it will be too weak. Look for purified 2X on label also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should I take fish oil supplements or omega 3-6-9 ones? Which one is better?

Should I take fish oil supplements or omega 3-6-9 ones? Which one is better?

Eat 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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I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?

Nordic Naturals: is a well respected brand. Please read the label and make sure that when you add the EPA & DHA that the sum is 50% or more of the total sum of each capsule. Also, make sure the fish oil has been purified. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Can vitamins make you sick? And do omega 3 fish oil supplements work?

Depends: Vitamin a, e, d, and k are fat soluble and will accumulate: they have know overdoses that are toxic. B vitamins and c are water soluble - you excrete any excess in your urine. Regarding fish oils, the final data isn't known: here a reliable source: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/omega3. ...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

Dr. Randy Baker
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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


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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more