Fish Oil-Yeh or Nay?

28 Apr

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

Fan Question: I have a question regarding fish oil since you are our expert. When is a good time to take it? What’s the dosage? And since I left weights do you recommend I take it? Also when I took it I felt sleepy and weak. I appreciate you kind response and answer.
Thanks Alya

Thanks for your question!!  🙂

Generally it is safe to take doses of 3 mg or fewer of fish oil supplements per day because they produce little to no side effects. However, fish oil does thin the blood so high doses can increase the risks of bleeding, easy bruising and nose bleeds. Be careful if taking other blood thinning herbs or medications. I take 1 capsule daily after breakfast with a muti-vitamin. Fish Oil works best if you take it with food.

They are very good for the heart and your health in general—just see below they are used to treat so many different illnesses.  
here are some general guidelines for specific fish oil dosages:

– Aging 1,000 mg twice a day
– Angina 2,000 mg fish oils 3 times a day
– Arrhythmia 1,000 mg 3 times a day
– Asthma 1,000 mg 3 times a day
– Cancer 3 capsules twice a day
– Crohn’s Disease 2,000 mg twice a day
– Diabetes 2,000 mg 3 times a day
– Eczema 1,000 mg 3 times a day
– Heart Disease Prevention 1,000 mg 3 times a day
– High Blood Pressure 1,000 mg 3 times a day
– Lupus 2,000 mg 3 times a day
– Skin Health 1,000 mg a day with food
– Stroke 1,000 mg 3 times a day

The FDA does not have a specific recommended dosage for fish oil. However, the FDA does recommend that an average healthy person (above the age of 5) should not take more than 3,000 mg of fish oil per day. The World Health Organization recommends starting dosages of fish oil at 300 – 500 mg per day, start slowly in order to see how your body feels and to ensure there are no side effects or allergies.

Before taking Fish Oil
Do not use Fish Oil if you are allergic to fish or soybeans.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using this medicine if you have:
•liver disease;
•a pancreas disorder;
•an underactive thyroid; or
•if you drink more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day.

Check out this website for more info.—tells you how to choose the highest quality fish oil supplement and gives some fish oil alternatives.

My suggestions: Take them just make sure not to exceed 3,000 mg daily, take them in liquid form, and make sure they contain Omega-3 fatty acids.

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