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Author Topic: Omega 3 Multivitamin  (Read 3781 times)

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Offline Jankar

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Omega 3 Multivitamin
« on: November 28, 2006, 05:26:40 PM »
Someone mentioned in here about the Omega 3 multivitamin.


I googled the term and got some results.

http://www.lanelabs.com/products.asp?productID=OmegaMulti

Is THIS the one you are talking about?

By going to that link ,it said that Omega 3 is actually fatty acids.I read the whole thing about the "good" and "bad" fatty acids but doesnt this increase cholesterol?

And,do i ask it as an "Omega 3" multivitamin or is it one of the many vitamins in some supplements?(as i doubt this is imported in Greece)(they havent imported the Efavirenz 600 yet- http://www.stocrin-greece.com/ interesting article)

Thanks a lot in advance:-)


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« Last Edit: November 28, 2006, 05:32:40 PM by Jankar »
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Offline Just John

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 07:10:20 PM »
Hi Giannis

Omega 3 is contained naturally in fish oils like tuna, sardine and salmon and also at lower levels in some nuts, seeds and green vegetables like spinach. If you eat these foods regularly you might not need to take omega 3 supplements and as your diet most likely already contains less "saturated fats", ie animal fats than most western diets then you already have a head start on many of the rest of us when it comes to looking after the heart and arteries.

To put things simply these fatty acids actually help to prevent cholestorol from sticking to the artery walls, they also have many other health benefits.

If you feel that you need to supplement your intake you might find that cod liver oil is easier to obtain if you're having problems getting it combined with a multivitamin.

Just to add to your information overload, or maybe clarify the confusion here's a couple of links to some useful information. Just please bear in mind that some of it might be biased towards the fish oil supplements.

http://www.bhf.org.uk/news/index.asp?secondlevel=241&thirdlevel=1835&artID=7948
http://www.clo3.com/home.php

Hope this helps, John.
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Offline Jankar

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 07:19:30 PM »
Thanks a lot John.!:-)


This really helped:-)


I will stick to my Meditterannean Diet then :-)

Because as stupid as this may sound......i wouldnt feel comfortable having to get one more pill every day even if that pill was a Vitamin..:-S


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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 07:38:29 PM »
Hello ,

I am not familiar with the Omega/multivitamin. I take it separately. Here is some info from the nutrition section regarding Omega 3...


http://www.aidsmeds.com/lessons/NutritionFat.htm



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 07:42:49 PM »



And here is a link from the lessons section that you may find informative....In case you missed it :


http://www.aidsmeds.com/lessons/Lipids2.htm




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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 08:47:01 PM »
By going to that link ,it said that Omega 3 is actually fatty acids.I read the whole thing about the "good" and "bad" fatty acids but doesnt this increase cholesterol?

This might interest you: Click here: "Hyperlipidemia and HIV"

Extracted from the above:
“Good fats” are also known as monounsaturated fatty acids, essential fatty acids, or omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids (EFAs) can help lower your cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL. EFAs are found in fish, nuts (walnuts and almonds), and seeds (flaxseed). If you use fats in cooking, the two best types to use are canola oil and olive oil."

Edited to ask: Mods, can this be moved out of Off Topic? Thanks, Alex
« Last Edit: November 28, 2006, 09:04:51 PM by allopathicholistic »

Offline fearless

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2006, 09:46:12 PM »
Jankar,

If you are from Greece and eating a Mediterranean diet, you  are likely already taking ample amounts of omega 3's in your diet.
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Offline Jankar

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 03:18:09 AM »
Thank you for all the replies guys:)

Really appreciated:-)))
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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 07:28:19 AM »
Hi Jankar, kalimera sas filimou,

My naturpath told me to take the omega 3-6-9.
Try to buy them from an organic brand.

Iassou

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 07:38:34 AM »
I had a half hour with my id's nutritionist who also promoted taking omega 3 in some form by those of us whose medications up the bad numbers.  Win
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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006, 02:27:01 AM »
Hi Jankar, kalimera sas filimou,



Hey Hermie:-)


Just a tiny tiny comment:-)))))))

"Fili mou" is when you address to a woman hehehehehehe:-)))))


"Filos" is what you were looking for:-)))


Made me laugh by butt off:-))))


mwaaaah!:-)))


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Offline qrky

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2007, 02:50:50 AM »
I think it's called something like Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, it's usually flavored, ya, it's disgusting, but five minutes with any naturopath and anyone would be choking down the two teaspoons a day.  Basically it gives some improvement to all functions across the board for those of us who don't live in Iceland.  Hardly a miracle drug -- but humans used to get a lot more of this stuff before McD's.  Go with lemon flavor (not vanilla, gack), find it at a Wild Oats or something like that, swig it a couple times a day, you will def see improvements, I've seen it in non-poz people so for us prolly much more significant.  Get the organic oil stuff, avoid the capsules cause the ones that work are the size of a lifeboat and you need to take five.

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Re: Omega 3 Multivitamin
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2007, 04:13:03 PM »
Giannis, you might want to talk with a nutritionist before  putting money into something you don't need. I take the omega 3 to control my cholesterol and it does the trick- why do you think you need this?


Hi Jankar, kalimera sas filimou,

My naturpath told me to take the omega 3-6-9.
Try to buy them from an organic brand.

Iassou

hermie
Hermie from the way it was explained to me the American diet is too rich in omega 6 which is known to cause inflammation of tissues.  I had posted this on another thread awhile back.  So I wouldn't advise getting the 3-6-9

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Lack of omega-6 fatty acids, however, is extremely rare in diets of those living in certain Western countries, particularly the United States, as well as Israel. In fact, North American and Israeli diets tend to have too much omega-6, particularly in relation to omega-3 fatty acids. This imbalance contributes to long-term diseases such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, arthritis, and depression.
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Check this out  and ask your nutritionist what they think:
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsLookups/Supplements.html#letO
and the original post
http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=3210.0


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