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I am a vegetarian. I cannot take fish. So please tell the other sources of omega-3 fatty acids?

Many sources. Look to chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, beans, seaweed, and leafy greens. Still your best bet are from the seeds! Read more...
Plant sources. Plant sources like flax-seeds. Soybean, canola, wheat germ and walnut oil all have a decent amount of omega-3's, but much higher levels of omega-6 fatty acids and that is a favorable ratio. 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...

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...

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...

Can you let me know how many omega 3 fatty acids does the average woman need?

1000 mg. For general cardiovascular health it is recommended that you take 1000 mg omega 3 fatty acids. If you buy over the counter fish oil, 1000 mg fish oil does not translate into 1000 mg omega 3, please note the serving size and the omega-3 content in each pill. Most over the counter pills have only 300 mg dha and epa the active components of omega-3 per pill. You would need 3 of these pills to get 900. Read more...