SALMON OIL - Watsons Health

SALMON OIL

Salmon oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish. It contains omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), precursors of distinct eicosanoids which curb inflammation within the body and have other health benefits, such as treating hypertriglyceridemia.

Fish oil and omega-three fatty acids had been studied in other conditions, such as depression, nervousness, cancer, and macular degeneration, but advantages in these conditions have not been verified.

The fish used as sources do not produce omega-3 fatty acids, but instead accumulate them by ingesting both microalgae and prey fish which have accrued omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids have been known to cut back the risk of heart disease and also to promote healthy skin. They are used along with diet and exercise to help lower the levels of triglycerides and to raise levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL). This product may also be used to treat high blood pressure or rheumatoid arthritis.

It can be hazardous to take too much fish oil. Taking greater than 3 grams of fish oil daily must only be given under the supervision of a health care professional. Tremendous quantities can result in blood in the urine, nose bleeds and even hemorrhagic strokes. It may additionally lead to a weakened immune system.

If in case you have liver problems, are on medicine for high blood pressure, have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder you should not take fish oil without first consulting your health practitioner.

Salmon oil can give rise to the following side effects:

  • Belching
  • Bad breath
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Loose stools
  • Rash
  • Nosebleeds

Precautions

Extra precautions should be observed in people with the following conditions:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Liver disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • High blood pressure
  • HIV/AIDS and other conditions in which the immune system response is lowered
  • An implanted defibrillator (a surgically placed device to prevent irregular heartbeat)

 

Interactions

Salmon oil may interact with the following:

  • Birth control pills
  • Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs)
  • Orlistat (Xenical, Alli)
  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)

Salmon oil overdose can bring about the following symptoms:

  • Easy bruising
  • Increased risk of bleeding
  • Internal bleeding
  • Vitamin A toxicity

 

Available Brand:

Jamieson Omega Protect Salmon Oil

 

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