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August 10, 2013

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 Contraindications for receiving fish oil

Contraindications fish oil

Fish oil is very useful and generally safe, but taking it, you should observe certain precautions.

This substance may be familiar to you, called "fish oil" or "omega-3". On packages with nutritional supplements of fish oil can be specified as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); to represent them can also be used in the acronym - EPA and DHA, respectively. In fact, omega-3 DHA, EPA and fish oil - not interchangeably, but they are often used interchangeably. Fish oil has many useful properties - for example, it improves skin condition and helps to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?

Recommended doses and sources of fish oil

For fish oil not set daily rate of consumption. However, fish oil contains omega-3 - the need to maintain good health a group of substances that can not be produced in the body; for omega-3 there is a certain rate of consumption. Because sea fish living in cold seas, is the richest natural source of omega-3, nutritionists recommend eating at least two servings of fish a week - so you get the required amount of omega-3. Those who take only fish oil is part of the food additives should be taken daily for 3-9 g of the substance.

Fish oil should not be taken:

  • if it is, to the hypersensitivity (allergic reactions);
  • If the blood contains large amounts of calcium and vitamin D;
  • with stones in the urinary and biliary tract;
  • at elevated thyroid function;

In recent years, an increasing number of publications about the quality of fish oil is getting worse and worse due to unfavorable environmental conditions: sea polluted by poisons (such as dioxins) accumulate in fish liver, and then, after its processing, fall in fish fat. For example, in England currently banned from giving fish oil for children up to five years.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?

Allergies to seafood

People who are allergic to seafood, you must carefully plan your diet. In addition, these patients are usually advised to refrain from food additives Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
   fish oil, although allergies to seafood allergies does not always mean to supplement containing fish oil. Nevertheless, the risk of allergic reaction upon hiring exists. Seek immediate medical attention if such signs of severe allergic reaction as extensive skin rash, shortness of breath, rapid pulse, fainting, swelling of the throat, face and / or mouth.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?


Most people will agree that fish is an important part of a healthy human diet. However, it should be borne in mind that during the life of the fish body accumulate various toxins present in its environment, including the ingredients of pesticides and heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. Most of these substances are removed from the fish oil during processing, but small amounts of potentially harmful compounds may remain therein. For this reason, doctors recommend that pregnant and breastfeeding women to take a fish oil that has passed a thorough pre-cleaning. You can find out from your doctor what supplements with fish oil is the safest for you. If you buy these supplements in your city for any reason is not possible, try to book you a suitable additive via the Internet.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?

Blood thinners

Contained in fish oil essential fatty acids have the ability to thin the blood. Although thanks to this property of fish oil can prevent heart disease, the same property makes it potentially dangerous for people who have liver disease and diseases that increase the risk of bleeding. People who are taking blood thinning medication, should also exercise extreme caution when taking fish oil. If the dose of fish oil than 3 g per day, it can lead to blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?

Suppression of the immune system

High doses of fish oil can cause immune system suppression, and thus, the organism will be less effective to resist disease. This can be a serious problem for people whose immune systems are already suppressed. Therefore, fish oil should be taken with care for the elderly, people who have had organ transplants, people with HIV / AIDS and other diseases that weaken the immune system.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?

Blood sugar

Scientists say that fish oil can slightly raise blood sugar Blood sugar Blood sugar - a very important indicator  Blood sugar - a very important indicator
   - One of the main indicators of human health  Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health
 However diabetics receiving fish oil, in studies substantial increase in blood sugar levels were noted. Nevertheless, experts recommend that people with diabetes to consult with your doctor before you start taking supplements with fish oil. If you are already taking fish oil regularly donate blood for analysis to know how the blood sugar level.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?

How to take fish oil

Fish oil is produced in capsules, as an oil for oral administration and for topical application of oil. Inside it is recommended to take 1-2 capsules or 15 ml, 3 times a day, for a long time.

Infants fish oil is assigned only to the pediatrician, because it can cause metabolic disorders.

External fish oil is used to wet the bandages on wounds and lubricating affected surfaces with burns. Fish oil is part of the aerosol Livian used for treating burn wounds.

Store fish oil should be in a dark place at a temperature not higher than + 10 ° C.

Fish oil is, of course, is not a panacea for all diseases, but a good reliable tool. We should not forget that this is a drug, and to begin taking it, you need to consult a doctor.

 Contraindications | Fish oils - so he thought useful?

Additional Information

Scientific studies provide mixed results on the effects of fish oil on people suffering from bipolar disorder and depression Depression - a little more than a bad mood  Depression - a little more than a bad mood
 . One study found that fish oil can enhance the symptoms of both diseases. In another study of fish oil relieves the symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression in patients. There is no consensus regarding the reception and fish oil people with implantable defibrillators, but it is believed that supplementation with fish oil increases the risk of irregular heartbeat.

Recent scientific studies have confirmed that fish oil can lower blood pressure, so those who are appointed agents for the treatment of hypertension should be cautious in making dietary supplements with fish oil.