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Could high dosage Omega-3 oils reduce COVID-19 pneumonia? [closed]

I understand that Omega-3 oils have anti-inflammatory properties. At high daily dose (say 5 grams) could they reduce the dangerous COVID-19 related pneumonia seen in some patients? I guess one would ...
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How to improve omega-3 fatty acid absorption? [duplicate]

I'm going to add an omega-3 supplement in my diet using encapsulated fish oil pills. I want to know how can I improve its absorption, and also understand why. That is the boundary conditions: when, ...
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Omega-3 does NOT improve cognitive abilities, memory, and brain function?

Omega-3 is generally found in foods like walnuts, fish, etc. It is generally believed that omega-3 promote cognitive health, memory, and brain function. However, I am quite shocked to read a recent ...
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Should fish oil supplements be taken with food?

Is there any need to take fish oil supplements with food? Or do they work just as well if they are taken on an empty stomach?
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Is our use of cooking oils responsible for the insufficient conversion of Omega-3 to EPA and DHA?

It is well known that the conversion rate of Omega-3 to EPA and DHA is too low to supply us with the required amounts. But this is nevertheless a strange situation, why would natural selection have ...
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Should I still worry about my Omega-3 to Omega 6 ratio when I consume other anti-inflammatory foods with my meals?

I hear that we must maintain a healthy ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 fats of at most 1:4 to avoid excessive inflammation in the body. However, Omega-3 fats are so hard to find in significant quantities ...
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Why can not Myelin sheath be fully rebuilt?

I've joined a group on Facebook. It's about people that have optic neuritis. After recovery, The affected eye is back to its original state. There's always a very very small deficiency in the eyesight....
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Ketogenic Diet: Fatty Acid Ratios

A Ketogenic Diet consists of around 200g of fat every day. We know Omega6 to Omega3 ratio should be between 4:1 and 1:1 and the Omega3's should not be taken in excess. So that leaves us with at least ...
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When boiling/steaming spinach or kale, are the omega 3 oils boiled out?

As the question states, when boiling/steaming kale, do the omega 3 oils get boiled out? I imagine the answer is yes similar to how oil gets boiled out from chicken or meat in a soup.
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Is It OK to take vitamin tablets every day for long time? [closed]

What is the effect of taking vitamins tablets everyday for a long time? Will that make a person healthier? or harm the kidney? What if a person took them for about three or four months, Can He stop ...
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Flax seed vs supplements for omega-3

I was comparing sources of omega-3. Supplements: 0.75 g * 180 / $ 21.96 = 6.1 g/$ (here) 0.75 g * 120 / $ 25.62 = 3.5 g/$ (here) 1.40 g * 90 / $ 28.47 = 4.4 g/$ (here) (label is per 2 capsules) 0.45 ...
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What is a better treatment combinet with omega 3 , for improoving studying performance and reducing anxiety?

I'm using omega 3 currently and I want to add another supplement. I'm thinking about using another supplement and undecided between Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea . This webpage shows that ...
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Is OMEGA 3 ALA required in addition to EPA DHA?

Omega 3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid (ALA) is considered essential unlike EPA and DHA since the latter two can be synthesised from it. Suppose one gets their EPA and DHA from oily fish, will they no ...
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why do we need to keep a ratio between omega 3 and omega 6?

I finally understood it with this picture.
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

Are there any benefits to taking an Omega 3/6/9 supplement versus just taking an Omega 3 supplement? According to Wikipedia, in a "typical Western diet" the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is ...
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Which fish to choose for a good omega 6 to omega 3 ratio without other health drawbacks?

Eating Fish seems to be a good option to improve your omega 6 to omega 3 ratio. Now the problem is that many fishes contain pollutants, for example mercury, tin compounds, PCB, dioxins or ...
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Is fish skin good for you?

It is well documented that eating fish, especially oily fish, is generally very good for us. We know that fish flesh is very high in lean protein and various vitamins and minerals, as well as omega 3. ...
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Omega-3 from farmed sardines

I found the following post on a food-related forum (here): Farmed fish do have omega 3 in them. They have a chunk of omega 6 too so while they do have omega 3, they're not ideal for normalizing ...