Omega 3 fish oil benefits

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Avatar m tn Quite a complex topic this but at the same time an interesting one. 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.
Avatar m tn Is it ok to take Omega 3 Fish Oil with an SSRI medication? I have read some places that the Fish Oil can help the effectiveness of the medication as well as help in other areas such as cardiovascular, cancer prevention, etc. Has anybody tried this? Does it work or is it all just here say? I have also read where it increased some peoples anxiety. Just wondering...
Avatar n tn * oily fish, like mackerel, herring, sardines, anchovies, salmon, and pilchards * Omega 3 fish oil supplements * fresh or frozen tuna Omega-3 supplements are available but check to make sure that your supplements are not made from fish livers. The liver can contain high amounts of retinol vitamin A, which has been linked to birth defects. Omega-3 supplements not derived from fish livers but rather from the body of the fish are less likely to contain this type of vitamin A.
Avatar f tn After talking to this lady about being pregnant, she advised me to take fish oil and that it had great benefits for the baby and I. It helps the development of the babies brain. Has anyone else heard that too?
374933 tn?1291085384 If the complex means omega 3-6-9. stay away. Our diets our usually heavy on the omega 6's and low on the omega-3's. Taking Omega 3 is enough to set the balance straight. Omega 3's are a great supplement and can help inflammation, cholesterol, heart disease and in high enough doses- mood.
Avatar f tn Fish oil supplements are actually very good for you. Fish oil contains omega 3 which is really good for you. I usually have bought my fish oil capsules in a health food store. I haven't bought any in awhile though, but plan to again. Fish oil with omega 3 is supposed to be good against depression too. You don't taste the fish oil at all in case you're concerned about that. Fish oil is good for brain health because it helps against depression. To wrap up, fish oil does have good benefits.
Avatar m tn Researchers from Australia's Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital found that administering over-the-counter fish oil supplements to boost omega-3 levels helped premature baby girls score better on cognitive tests at 18 months of age. This benefit was not seen in premature boys, but the researchers believe that's because boys and girls have differing rates of development. Study leader Maria Makrides had 272 nursing mothers of premature children take six omega-3 supplement pills a day.
Avatar f tn but, in our case, it causes digestive upset such as bloating and gas. So, I've replaced fish oil with flax seed oil and we do not experience the gas and bloating we had with fish oil. In my case, I feel much better on flax seed oil, emotionally as well as physically.
Avatar f tn Also Flax Seed Oil! These are great for anyone to take regularly. They have the Omega 3's we need, the good fat. It nurishes the brain, helps us to think better, more clearly, helps the skin, hair and joints. There are no bad side effects at all that I've ever heard of. Like I said, we all should take these. It's very good for you! I have a friend who was very into the natural things and had two boys who had ADHD.
Avatar f tn I take either Carlson brand Super Omega 3 Fish Oil or the Trader Joe's Fish Oil. Carlson's can usually be found at a health food store. Trader Joe's is a lot less expensive though. I understand the sensitivity issue. Both of these brands are light on the stomach and the nose! HA!
Avatar n tn Fish Oil? Omega-3 fatty acids maybe? I see some research that suggests that the fatty acids MAY be beneficial for alzheimers and people with chronic fatigue syndrom. But note the use of the word "may." I find no FDA studies which say that fish oil had demonstrated a positive effect on people diagnosed with panic and axiety.
612551 tn?1450025775 It seems our friend the dog also benefits from a good dose of Omega 3, as sound in fish. We have our Westie on a sweet potato fish formula kibble and I wonder if it could be improved by breaking open a one human (the type we may take 3 or more of a day) fish oil capsule and drizzle it over the main kibble meal. Yes, I have read the advice on feeding some canned food too, and am working my way up to that.
Avatar m tn fish oil 870 mg. epa 240 mg dha 200 mg. is this stuff gonna work? is it safe? anyone have any experience with it? i called my pdoc to see what he has to say i'm waiting on him to call me back. all comments welcome....just trying for overall heath here also...but if i'd dent the anxiety even 10% that'd be ummm i guess "pretty damn cool" is the words!
Avatar n tn Now they are telling us that it may kill us. What the heck? I too take fish oil every day (that I remember). And if we used to get the Omega 3's from our food supply, then how is a fish oil tablet all that dramatically different than if we'd have gotten the Omega 3's from eating? Does the body treat Omega 3 from a pill differently than from food? If it is ultimately in the blood stream how can that be?????
617441 tn?1221179806 I would like to know if fish oil works to help ADHD kids learn better.
317787 tn?1473362051 Krill oil is a source of certain types of Omega 3 oils. There are different ones. Fish oil contains two types, and flax seed oil and hemp seed oil, for example, supply some as well. Now, I have a personal objection to krill oil, which is, krill are being killed off to get this oil and they are the food supply for most of what lives in the ocean, especially the larger creatures. Krill are tiny crustaceans and so it takes millions and millions of them to make some oil.
Avatar m tn Oh! I forgot, you would not burp the fish oil if you take the pill each time you eat something or after every meal, I have never had a problem with it.
Avatar n tn Since starting 3 grams of fish oil a day, my LDL Cholesterol has gone from 140 to 230. My triglycerides has decreased to 70 and my HDL is 55. Will fish oil increase LDL? My doctor suggest I stop taking fish oil, but I see too many benefits (better mood, increase energy, less joint aches when exercising etc. What do you suggest?
Avatar f tn I wasn't aware of that either. I'm not positive but I think it's the omega 3 in the fish oil that benefits the mood of children (and adults) in which case you can get that from other sources like flax. I have read great things about omega 3 and mood disorders.. Is that what you heard - that it is the omega 3? Or something else?
1095404 tn?1333996439 You take it orally it comes in a capsule!! You want the omega 3 fish oil that contains DHA etc... You can get it in 500mg or 1000mgs.
Avatar f tn I have used Kirkland's enteric coated fish oil ( they have double omega 3) and liked them. I am glad they are ranked well, we take them as a family. I did NOT kinow they had soy in them ( saw it on label) and I did not know about vitamin E... what does that do?? Thanks again... Have a super holiday weekend all!
Avatar n tn has anybody tried omega 3 fish oil supplements for adhd treatment? I just read about it online and was wondering if anyones tried daughter currently takes dexadrine but it just has too many side effects..she's 5 and can now fit back into her size 3 pants and they are too big. She used to wear a size 5. she's losing weight so we've requested numerous blood tests to be done..just looking for something else to try in the meantime..
Avatar f tn I had to stop while pregnant bc I was getting so nauseous I could barely handle my prenatals let alone adding in my fish oil and vit D. If they are making you sick maybe up your fish consumption. I never took fish oil with any of my three pregnancies but I eat wild salmon at least once a week and either tilapia or cod once a week. May times I eat salmon more than once but buying wild fish gets expensive so we dont as much as we would like.
Avatar m tn In general, fish oil (omega 3) is promotes a healthy heart and I think that alone justifies taking it. When the heart is healthy, the rhythm will follow. So it should help rhythm too. I have read that it can promote dangerous vt in those with ICD. But if you have a healthy heart, fish oil will help you maintain it. There are several Omega 3 fatty acids. They are named ALA (alpha linolenic acid ), EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) and DHA (docosahexanoic acid).
1047082 tn?1273611945 I came to my mind now to start taking Omega 3 fish oils which I heard a lot about them lately and how good benefits they can give you for your depression.Can someone tells me pls the interection with my medications. Does Omega 3 fish oils interect or are dangerous to take with SSris medications?.. Im taking Deanxit too its a very low medication for anxiety . Takes a lot for your suppost and keep it up !!!
Avatar m tn Regarding the quality of Omega-3 I am taking, I know that Consumer Reports did an evaluation of popular brands of Omega-3, but I've yet find that article. My Omega-3 was purchased at Sam's. Do any of the forum members have any info on this front?
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.
Avatar f tn 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!