Omega 3 in flax oil

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My husband has severe dry eyes, and has started taking omega 3 and flax seed oil. It is working very well, but his dose (after gradual increase to a point of benefit) is more than recommended. Can he overdose on 3 times the normal dose of purified omega 3 fish oil..the brand he takes is Health from the Sea PFO pure fish oil liquid. He takes twice the dose of the flax seed oil (same brand name).
There are various vitamin-mineral supplements available that contain this or you could just add a little (~1/2 teaspoon) extra virgin olive oil to your dogs meals. Olive oil is a great source of Omega-3 Fatty acids. The omega-3's are the same for people and pets. If you give too much the result would be a bit of gas and/or loose stool.
Coincidently, around 12 years ago when my arrythmia took a turn for the worse, I was on a health kick, had decided to clean up my health and diet, and started taking fish oil with Omega 3-6-9 and borage oil because I had heard it was heart healthy and would lower my cholesterol. Never made the connection between the supplements and the worsening arrythmia. I was on several other self-prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements as well.
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Oz that if you don't bite the flax seed and break it apart with your teeth it will not be absorbed into your system. I like them, they are in the trail mix bars I eat but I also take flax seed oil in the capsules. I would put them in any baked good or granola. Cereal, hot or cold would be good and why not in with your fruit salad or yogurt.
I've heard a lot of good things about flax seed! It's high in the omega 3's (the good for you fats) and fiber. It's said to help with Crohns or other intestinal problems because it helps coat and soothe the lining of the intestines that may be inflamed. It's also been said to help with heart disease and even cancer, especially breast cancer! It's also supposed to help with mild depression. I have a friend who's two sons were diagnosed with ADHD and she didn't want to put them on meds.
The hospital said that this is not a problem for spinal taps, but I am concernd since I know that Flax oil and fish oil are both considered to be blood thinners. Should I be concernd about this, and delay the spinal tap until I can be off these oils for a week -- or is three days enough?
Scientific Evidence Two types of fatty acids are considered essential. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids cannot be synthesized in the body, and must be obtained from the diet. The omega-6 fatty acids are distributed evenly in most tissues and easily obtained through food sources commonly found in the American diet, but omega-3 fatty acids are concentrated in a few tissues including the brain.
My doc said I need to be taking an omega 3, but I've found iodine in fish oil, cod liver oil and hemp seed oil. I looked it up and hemp is apparently a high source of iodine, so while it's not listed in the ingredients, it's part of the plant. I started taking it two days ago and I've been so dizzy since I've had to hold onto walls to walk. So it seems my only option left is Flax seed oil. How bad is it for your thyroid really?
Omega 3 isn't just one substance, Omega three are fatty acids just like Omega 6 fatty acids found in oils and meat etc. Omega 3 are EPA, DHA, and ALA . Some experts have said that the balance between Omega 6 fatty acids and Omega 3 is key, but just as many say this is nonsense. Omega 3 do have benefits, mainly reducing inflammation in the body, such as in the arteries or joints. It can also reduce your clotting factor if taken in too high doses, causing excessive bleeding.
It's a complicated process, but effectively dogs find it hard to convert alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) to the more active non-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, so although some omega-6 is okay (in fact, some say it's essential), it's the ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 that's important. Therefore, the inflammatory effects of flax seed may not be quite as powerful as the effects contained in fish oils.
Use fish oil and not flax oil. I remember there was a difference in the chain-type in both. There is also kava kava and Gaba. They may not subsitute meds but can lessen dose.
I visited my local GNC store to purchase some Omega 3 Fish Oil supplement. I bought the triple strength, and then asked while paying for it what was the normal dosage? He and another employee said "1,000mg per day." When I arrived home their "triple strength" is only 900 mg??? I have bought others that have always been 1,000mg and that is what I have been taking. Can someone please help me with what is the proper dosage? Thanks.
Anyone has had any experience or heard more in depth knowledge with Omega-3 helping with Bipolar symptoms. From what I have read it mostly helps with mood swings. I'm trying to help my husband get well (of course he'll keep using Mood Stabilizer). But anything new that works and can bring about change/ better productive life.
What brand of Omega 3's are you using? I have been taking just the Kroger brand Omega 3's with fish oil concentrate. Should I maybe look at the health food store for some that are especially for pregnancy? Thanks!
In the end, leaving out the flaxseed oil will not be that big a deal, but I would want to find out why exactly, the omega-3 fish oil was discouraged in your case. I commend you for looking into this area yourself. Keep up the good work. I get a lot of nice information from engaged patients like yourself and it continually stirs me to keep up with the current research as much as possible.
Husband taking Udos's oil (similiar to flax - a 3-6-9 Omega) and has been successful. I think the answer is yes, as long as you've got 20 g of fat in there.
Starting Caleb & myself on a Omega 3 Suppliment. He has problems with switching gears from one activity to another. He gets over stimulated & has a hard time calming down. He goes through cycles where he can't sleep (just like his Mom). He gives himself stress tummy aches in the morning before school but once he's there he's fine. My husband has a lot of anxiety problems & I have sleep problems & it looks like we've passed them on.
The scientist attribute the lack of Alzhiemers to the Tumeric. Flax Seed Oil (Omega 3) is GREAT for everyone....(I only use organic products) and try to get it in my food sources first ...fresh salmon, Flax seed...but also take an organic supplement. My doctor highly recomends it, but again I was taking it before I was Dx. I just started mixing Acai juice in my fruit drinks/ on ocassion(mainly because it is so expensive) never heard of any negative effects...again I am new to this one....
I had recently taken Omega-3 suppliments containing fish oil that gave me an allergic reaction. I stopped and a few days later took a different brand of Omega-3 that only contained Flax oil, no fish oil. Again, I got an allergic response, actually even worse. However, it was a very similar reaction. My face, hands & elbows became extreamly red and HOT. Benadril helped, but why / how could I be allergic to both kinds of oil suppliments? Am I actually allergic to the compound - Omega-3?
Awful lot of people eating flax seeds for the last several thousand years for this to suddenly come up, but I'm open to new info if you have it. What is true is that the Omega 3 in flax seed oil is different from that in fish oil, and flax seed oil contains more than just omega 3 oils, whereas most fish oil is artificially purified to eliminate many other beneficial oils that would also be a fish.
I have the opposite effect with omega 3 from krill oil. It makes them tons worse. I take a tsp. of flax seed each day and blend them in a smoothie and that doesn't seem to bother me. What brand of plant based omega 3 do you use? After my bad experiences with krill oil, I'm kind of scared to take anything but whole flax seeds.
Hey does flaxseed oil work the same as the ground flax? I have oil in my fridge, i am excited to try it, and take it more often if it is effective. Evening primrose oil has not really been working for me. Those hot flashes can be a real pain!!!
The most important for the heart is EFA, which is found in largest amounts in fish oil, but flax and hemp oil are also very high in omega 3 oils. But omega 3 oils don't do the same thing as statins. Statins lower LDL cholesterol, the bad kind, whereas omega 3 oils provide the good kind of cholesterol, HDL. If you raise HDL, that will be more preventive of future heart disease than lowering LDL unless you're LDL was sky high.
Most doctors don't recommend even taking supplements because it can be extremely dangerous. It is very easy to take too much. An omega-3 overdose is likely to cause any of the usual omega-3 side effects, but perhaps more severely. In particular, stomach upset can be expected. In serious cases, an overdose could increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding or bleeding in the brain.
The imbalance of these two vital neutrients is credited as possibly the leading cause of death and disability in America today. Both Omega-3 and Omega-6 found abundantly in flaxseed, they have been deemed the essential nutrients by World Health Organization, headquarters in Geneva Switzerland. As essential nutrients, we must get these essential fatty acids directly from foods we eat or through nutritional supplementation. The body cannot manufacture them from other nutrients.
Avoid NSAID's (Advil and Aleve) - they may prevent normal ovulatory rupture of the follicle. 2. Omega-3 fatty acids facilitate normal ovulation. Flax oil or flax oil capsules 1-3 grams/day can help." How surprising! So many of us (myself included) rely on pain killers such as Advil. Have we only added to our problems by doing so?
I searched on google for any articles discussing omega 3s and arrythmias and found one that indicated Afib can be exacerbated with omega 3 fish oil but it wasn't as conclusive for PVC/PAC/SVT. I'm curious if anyone else with arrythmias are taking omega 3 oils and if they found any pattern in their episodes.
The oil in flax is highly unsaturated. This means that it is very prone to oxidation (rancidity) unless it is stored correctly. The very best way is nature’s own storage system –- within the seed. Flax seeds not exposed to large amounts of heat stay safe to eat for at least a year. However, flax meal, and especially flax oil, are a different story.
If there isn't a reaction, then you can eat that item. Flax seed oil is a vegetarian omega 3 fatty acid, but I can't remember if it's because it contains alpha linoleic acid or not. It does taste good and I don't have any problem with it, and I have a lot of food sensitivities and allergies.
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