What does Omega 3 do for you other than heart health?

Has. very minimal anti inflammatory properties, helps bring down your triglycerides.

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Hello, I have Nutrilite heart health omega-3 supplement, but It says to take 3 softgels per day before meals. Can I take all three softgels at once?

You Like Fish Burps? Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. but in this case food will help. Or, take the third with a healthy snack. Taking all three at once won't hurt but you want to get your money's worth, right? Also, if you eat some salmon that day, you can skip the supplement. The "real" thing is always better. Read more...

Is omega 3-6-9-plus good for a diabetic? Consumer reports magazine says it doesn't help the diabetic's heart health. What's your take on it?

CR is right. Consumer reports was referring to fish oil, not fresh wild salmon, etc. Wild salmon contains omega-3s, but also vitamin d. It reduces cholesterol, is anti-inflammatory and is a mild anti-coagulant. It is a healthy source of fatty acids and it is fine for diabetics. Read more...
Omega 3=snake oil. 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...

Can you give me an update on any large study that prooves that fish oil with omega 3, 720 mg. Daily, helps to maintain a healthy heart?

No. Because there aren't any. There is no good outcome data for fish oils and the cardiology community's enthusiasm for the supplement is waning. There is epidemiologic data that cultures that eat a lot of fish have a significantly lower incidence of heart disease. The mediterranean diet is an example. Read more...

Are omega-3 fatty acids good for the heart?

Jury still out. Fish oils are touted for many health benefits, but evidence based validation of true benefit is still needed. Clinically there is some value in patients after angioplasty and in lowering very elevated triglycerides, though the clinical benefit there is still to be determined. We just started an outcome trial using pharmaceutical grade fish oils to truly determine cardiac benefit, or not. Read more...
Reduce Sudden Death. While ongoing trials are needed to define the scope of possible benefit, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. This benefit occurs due to decreased arrhythmias in the setting of increased omega-3 intake. Read more...

I heart wallnut oil reduces cholestral levels as it has omega 3 contents useful in. Lowering. Should we have a tea spoon of oil daily in meal?

Probably not. A recent study published in the new england journal of medicine showed that people on a "mediterranean diet" lowered their risk by 30% of major cardiovascular event. This diet was a mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil and mixed nuts. I would avoid just adding the oil why not eat the nuts. In this diet the nuts were used as snack and not part of the meal. Read more...
Omega-3 fatty acid. Omega-3 fatty acids are good for lowering triglycerides and not for cholesterol. U may want to use fish oil or flaxseed oil to lower triglycerides which is better and cheaper. If u want to lower cholesterol u may want to use canola oil or olive oil, reduce saturated fats and use statins.Please check with u r md. Read more...

Dose omega 3 fatty acids cause angina, my family use it as regular daily basis 1000mg once aday, is it ok for someone who have HT and heart problems

No. It can have cardiovascular benefits, lipid lowering, increased risk of bleeding.if you were having angina and discuss this issue with your physician or see a cardiologist. It is not related to the omega-3. Read more...