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Can I take omega 3 alaskan fish oil while taking warfarin (coumadin)?

Maybe. There are some reported cases of patients who take Coumadin (warfarin) and fish oil who then have an elevated inr, the level which is checked when you're on Coumadin (warfarin) to ensure that it's working and your doses are correct. The interaction is unclear to pharmacologists, so my advice would be to take both and follow your inr carefully. You'd do that regardless of fish oil anyway! Read more...

Is fish oil good for you?

It is. Improve triglycerides, decrease free fatty acids in some patients. Read more...
Happy heart. Dr v pointed out how fish oil can help your blood cholesterol. We also know that taking fish oil can lower your risk of heart attacks and dying from bad heart rhythms, the very things we're trying to prevent. Does an "apple a day keeps the doctor away?" maybe we should be saying fish oil instead of apple! Read more...
Hype . Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". Read more...
Yes, but those that contain EPA omega-3 lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, those that contain both DHA and EPA will lower triglycerides but raise LDL cholesterol. If you don't want dietary supplement fish oil there's prescription EPA Vascepa or EPA/DHA Lovaza. Epanova is another just approved by FDA. Read more...

Is fish oil pills go for you?

Omega fish oils. For many conditions it can be helpful. Some are advocating it for adhd. Also, can assist in mood stabilization for affective disorders - typically not enough alone. Some suggest it may assist in cholesterol management but the story appears to not be in. Any medication or supplement can cause side effects including dizziness, tiredness, nausea (take with food or switch to krill oil), memory ? Read more...
Fish oil. Can help with lipid management but only downside is attenuation of effect of blood thinners so be certain if you are taking to tell your physician especially if any surgery is to be done in the future. Read more...
No. Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". Read more...

What exactly is fish oil good for?

High cholesterol. Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for lowering your LDL cholesterol and your triglycerides and improving your cardiac health. Red krill oil has the same benefits without the fishy taste or fishy burps. Read more...
Nothing. Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". Read more...
Lowering TG's. Fish oils products contain epa and dha, two marine based omega three fatty acids that at doses of 2-4 gms /day have been shown to lower triglycerides (tg's). We lower tg's when they are high to prevent pancreatitis (>500 mg/dl), however there are no studies supporting this recommendation. They do so via several mechanisms, and are very well tolerated. Read more...