How much omega 3 to lower cholesterol

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1655526 tn?1330659229 I've read in this forum that others have also had adverse reactions to taking this supplement. So I wanted to put this poll out to see how omega 3 affects you. The first time I suspected krill oil, which is supposed to be the best omega 3, I used the process of elimination. Still not believing it I did it a second and third time. Now I don't dare take it even after my ablation for SVT because I don't want the other arrythmias.
Avatar m tn My dr told me to exercise and eat right to raise HDL, mine's not really low but fluctuates often for some strange reason. I haven't exercised in almost 2 years so it's 49 right now, but when I did exercise it stayed between 60-70. I did just start a very mild walking program, so it will be interesting to see if exercise does increase it at any level.
225237 tn?1333142599 Your numbers are not too bad, however your HDL should be over 50 so that needs some attention. HDL (good Cholesterol) binds with LDL (bad cholesterol) to take it back to the liver to be removed or recycled. You should ask your doctor about Omega 3 fatty acids which help increase HDL as can Niacin. Also, exercise increases HDL, but please talk to your doctor before you start a new exercise routine.
Avatar n tn High fiber reduces triglyceride and cholesterol levels by reducing the absorption of saturated fats in your diet. Healthy fats Omega-3 fatty acids lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol by increasing fat metabolism. Check the labels for trans fats, or hydrogenated oils! you don't want them. Alcohol is high in a carbohydrates that converts to triglycerides. It can also affect your liver, which could interfere with your ability to metabolize fat.
Avatar m tn Good news! Simply adding Metamucil every day has been shown to lower cholesterol! It thickens to a gel after you drink it and it soaks up cholesterol as it goes through. My boyfriend, who is a very fit fireman who still has high cholesterol, just tried it. He says it makes him feel great! Everything works better, and he never knew he needed more fiber. So it is helping him two ways. He got the capsules, and it says you need to take 5 or 6 to get the cholesterol benefit.
1174225 tn?1269632321 Almonds Almonds are loaded with fiber and monounsaturated fat, both of which have been shown to lower cholesterol. According to the Food and Drug Administration, eating 1.5 ounces of most nuts, including almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Avatar m tn Observational studies allow for conditions more typical in everyday life than those found in a case controlled studies and also allow for longer-term observations (4). Of all the studies, 214,426 participants were observed for how much omega-3 oil decreased the risk of cardiac death (4). All participants were free of known cardiovascular disease at the beginning of all the studies (4). The relative risk (RR) of death from a sudden cardiac event was significantly lower (35.
Avatar f tn 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.
317787 tn?1473362051 “They’re also rich in vitamin E, iron, potassium, fiber, and magnesium,” A Harvard School of Medicine study found that people who have more magnesium in their diets may lower their odds of getting heart disease by up to 30%. hemp seeds have a healthy ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which your body needs. Matcha tea, Green tea is a great source of antioxidants called catechins, which improve blood pressure and cholesterol numbers.
Avatar f tn 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. Triglycerides are also far worse than LDL because they oxidize instantly; they're found mostly in products with hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Avatar n tn Apparently the liver has a mind of its own and can will how much cholesterol its going to make this year! Anyway, my LDL dropped from 170 to 140, as mentioned in my post. Admittedly, I have a ways to go if you buy the cholesterol theory and its changing standards (who changes it, Phizer?) Currently, they want LDL to be under 100 I think. I'm happy in spite of that, especially since I had a thallium scan this afternoon that showed good perfusion everywhere.
Avatar m tn is high cholesteral due to the hep C or not, would having cleared the virus make a difference in how cholesteral numbers improve or remain high. i recently also began taking omega 3 didn't before due to financial, but decided anything that will help... will help. i think the triglicerides are 297 and the LDL are 197 i don't have reports in front of me. but both were really out of whack. i don't know why, but i really don't want to take the statins... doc says that i can't do it with diet.
Avatar n tn I thought omega 3 is suppose to help reduce cholesterol.
Avatar f tn Ocean salmon (not farm raised), cod, bass are high in omega 3 which help the heart. Shell fish are high in cholesterol but have lower fat. they are acceptable but less ideal. Most experts, recommend no more that 3 servings of meat per week and those should be small. Only 20% of your cholesterol is absorbed by your gut from food, the other 80% is made from the fat that we eat. the only way to decrease cholesterol blood levels is to decrease fat intake.
1360637 tn?1277567173 A typical unrestricted diet for the average adult contains about 2,400 calories per day. Aim to keep your calorie intake to between 1,500 and 1,800 calories. The lower end is for women; the higher end is for men. Maintain your ideal body weight. One way to judge your ideal body weight is via body mass index (BMI). Your BMI represents the percentage of your total body weight that’s due to fat. It should be under 25. Many health clubs have simple handheld devices that provide a BMI reading.
237039 tn?1264261657 Hopefully you are taking a statin and importantly a high quality fish oil supplement, 81mg aspirin and Plavix. Omega 3 fish oils lower your Trigs. Lovaza (Lovasa?) is a high end product, but very expensive. I'd look for a fish oil that uses Mackeral and Sardines. Many of the Salmon oil supplements use farmed salmon, and they aren't a quality product at all Are you diabetic? I hope you let us know what you find out and how this is treated.
Avatar m tn The FDA has recently dropped the warning about dietary cholesterol. The problem is more about how much LDL your body makes and how well it recycles or eliminates excess LDL. That's why it is important to work with a doctor as you can't lower it with dietary changes alone.
Avatar n tn Try to get it down without meds, there is all kind of info and books how to get your cholesterol down. If you do have to take meds, don't listen to the horror stories like I did, take them and if you get the side effects your doctor tells you about call him right away. I was so afraid I took and still take the Zocor "every other evening" my doctor doesn't know that. My cholesterol dropped from 309 to around/below give and take 200, the rest all in normal limits.
Avatar m tn niacin is the cheapest sure way to lower cholesterol, and red yeast rice extract. eggs typically should NOT raise cholesterol. what does mostly is too many calories, and flours, white rice, pastries, etc. also calorie dense foods like cheese can do it. too much coke, pop, can do it. clean up any of these if applicable, and try the above nutrients if you desire. i'd see a naturopath for cholesterol myself, if it's a persistent issue.
Avatar f tn One of the best ways to lower cholesterol levels is to lose excess weight. And one of the best ways to lose weight, is to count calories. It's not the only way out there, but it is a very safe and effective way to go about it. It's how I was able to lose 170 lbs so it's the method I can recommend. Weight loss comes down to a simple math equation. You have to burn more calories than you consume.
Avatar m tn My Triglycerides however, have gone from 195 in 2009 to 325 in July 2012. I have added Omega-3 Fish Oil vitamin in the morning, and changed my diet somewhat. I am not eating as much fat, added Fiber, fruits, and some daily veggies (Spinach, Carrots, Cucumber, Peppers) into my diet as a salad every night. I am not using fatty dressing but Balsamic Vinegar and fresh lemon as dressing. Also changed to whole wheat carbs (bread, pasta, etc.). I never have been big on sweets.
Avatar n tn I have my Cholesterol checked every month to see how I am doing. I eat foods to lower my Cholesterol, that I had never even previously heard of before. LUCKIE KAT.
907968 tn?1292625804 -) Just got them today, Cholesterol numbers from November '09 and February '10. I still have to raise HDL and lower Trig.s but all other numbers are much better. This can only come from diet or a lab mistake. My Diet changed in the last three or four weeks to include... a high fiber cereal every day with the occasional bowl of oat meal. a handful of walnuts every day(thanks Ed!). Two glasses of concord grape juice every day. One or two Oranges and/or Apples every day.
Avatar n tn So now I'm on Zocor to counteract the side effect of the Lasix which caused my cholesterol to shoot to dangerous levels.
Avatar m tn Also wondering how you cook your fish. Different people respond differently to things that are helpful for others. I also add in fish and fish oil but not in large amounts. But my cholesterol is always well under 200 on any test. I'm lucky in that regard, but I eat a very low fat diet to keep it down.
Avatar n tn When my triglycerides were elevated, the doctor ordered me to take omega 3 fish oil supplements… I asked for how long, and his response was for life.
Avatar n tn Gymdandee gave some excellent advice on how to lower your triglycerides using fish oil (Omega-3 fatty acids). You said, “Honestly I do not want to start medicine because it is always associated with side effects.” We live in the age of the internet. Search the internet for answers to your doubts.
Avatar m tn To help with elevated Lp(a) use fish or squid oil (1 or 2 g daily) and either one of two natural clot-busting enzyme supplements, nattokinase (50 mg twice a day) or lumbrokinase, (20 mg one to two times daily). Also up to 2 grams daily of niacin. It needs to be regular niacin not the none flush niacin. you could experience the niacin flush. To deal with the flush start at a very low level (about 100 mg) and then very slowly increase the dosage.
Avatar n tn Limit or eliminate all processed foods Eliminate all gluten, and highly allergenic foods from your diet Eat organic foods whenever possible to avoid exposure to harmful agricultural chemicals such as glyphosate Eat at least one-third of your food uncooked (raw), or as much as you can manage Increase the amount of fresh vegetables in your diet Avoid artificial sweeteners of all kinds Swap all trans fats (vegetable oils, margarine etc) for healthful fats like avocado, raw butter or coconut oil T
714128 tn?1249139986 I have never heard of this happening but in any case it's probably best to change to a good quality Omega-3. It was the only thing that helped lower my cholesterol, bring my triglycerides down, and raise my good cholesterol. Omega-3 are not just for cholesterol but they are anti-inflammatory, and support heart health, brain health, and so much more. Inflammation is the cause of most diseases Omega-3 are essential, not too many foods have them in the right ratios.