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I take omega 3 + vitamine bs + fatty acids everyday. What other supplements and eating habits guidelines can help with mood, ADHD and anxiety?

Good diet. The supplements you take have been shown to have no or minimal impact on the conditions you mention. For all those conditions a healthy, thoughtful diet; regular exercise and restorative sleep are the most important things you can do other than follow your doctor's treatment plan. Small frequent high protein meals can buffer anxiety when hypoglycemia plays a role. Read more...
None. A large multi-center double-blind clinical study performed by the nih recently competed, and showed that outcomes on vascular disease were not improved on omega-3's. The claim has been made that many such theoretical treatments of the vascular system will improve every function in the body, due to increased perfusion. The best bet is to eat lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables, and exercise. Read more...

Does taking vitodec omega 3 fatty acids capsule cause me to break out more?? Does it help to regulate and Balance hormones??

They lower. triglycerides, a type of cholesterol. however if you are allergic to it you may break out. the only way to know is to stop it and see if the rash goes away. not sure if has anything to do with balancing hormones. Read more...
Good quality. marine fish oil has many research-based benefits. It makes the platelets silky so if you are on a blood thinner consult w/doc. Some folks take 6-8 caps daily under supervisaion. Poor quality MFO can be contaminated w/toxins so get a good brand that has been purified and is 50% EPA & 50 % DHA. Peace and good health. If allergic to fish you can have a reaction. It doesn't balance hormones. Read more...

Are omega-3 fatty acids good for me?

See details. A very good question and one that is not easily answered. The one major point is that supplemental omega 3s have no significant value in reducing risk of heart disease or cancers and may increase the risk of prostate cancer. Read more...

What is the function of omega-3 fatty acids?

Many. Omega 3 fatty acids are also referred to as fish oil though not all are from fish and as essential fatty acids. The term essential means the body needs it but it must be obtained fro the diet. Omega 3's can help the body stabilize cholesterol and triglycerides and helps the nervous system work properly. Read more...
Theory. In theory, they raise the good (HDL) cholesterol but that theory is being questioned because the data that support its benefit is weak. Read more...

How much omega 3 fatty acids do people need?

Generally 1g per day. For the general patient population 1 gram per day of an omega 3 fatty acid fish oil supplement would be sufficient to reduce cardiovascular risks. The supplement should contain EPA and DHA. For patients with high triglyceride levels of over 500 mg/dL, we would recommend prescription Lovaza, 4 grams per day. Read more...

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...

Why do we need fatty acids (as in omega-3 fatty acids)?

We don't. They're reported to improve a whole host of physiologic parameters, in particular, raising the HDL (good) cholesterol. But recent studies of outcome are disappointing. Any effect they have is small at best. There's no current recommendation to supplement your diet with them. Read more...