Contraindications of omega 3 supplements
When not to take omega 3 supplements EPA DHA
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF SUPPLEMENTS OF OMEGA 3 EPA and DHA
Have omega-3 supplements any contraindications?
Yes, some omega-3 supplements can have significant drawbacks.
Omega 3 fats are found in many natural foods and vegetable oils.
Eating foods high in omega 3 has no contraindications, because in case of excess, the body would keep it as body fat.
However, in case of fish oil supplements or omega 3 EPA and DHA, important contraindications exist.
Side effects of omega 3 supplements
Omega-3 supplements are safe at recommended doses. They have very few side effects and are well tolerated for most people.
Occasionally they may have a mild laxative effect or cause gastrointestinal reactions, feeling of heaviness in the stomach, loose stools, etc.
In these cases it is recommended to stop the treatment and consult with the professional.
Different types of omega-3
To understand the difference and the dangers of different omega-3 supplements, we have to explain briefly what the body uses omega 3 for:
Types of omega 3 supplements
Omega-3 supplements of plant origin are:
These vegetable oils do not contain EPA and DHA.
Omega-3 supplements of animal origin are:
(Encapsulated supplements are recommended in cold and free of heavy metals).
Hazards or problems with fish oil EPA and DHA
Unlike plant supplements, supplements containing EPA and DHA are active substances with vasodilatory properties, antithrombotic and blood fluidifying..
These properties are advantageous in certain cases, such as in people with diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, inflammatory diseases, etc. EPA and DHA supplements are very effective and in some cases may reduce the dose of drugs.
But the EPA and DHA act directly, with the disadvantage that can enhance the action of drugs for the heart, circulation, varicose veins, etc. In these cases do not take these supplements, but consult your doctor.
Contraindications of ALL omega 3 supplements
Supplements should be taken according to the dosage or quantities indicated on the package. It is not recommended to exceed the recommended doses unless directed by your doctor.
Both, fish oils and supplements of plant origin, have the following contraindications:
Attention! Before taking omega 3 supplements you should consult with your doctor because they can interfere with some medications. Supplements do not replace a diet rich in omega-3.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.