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Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for Dietary Supplementation User Reviews

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Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids has an average rating of 4.9 out of 10 from a total of 17 reviews for the treatment of Dietary Supplementation. 35% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 47% reported a negative experience.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids rating summary

4.9/10 average rating

17 ratings from 20 user reviews.

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Reviews for Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

  • Karen
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 19, 2024

OmegaXL (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "This is a very dangerous product. My husband listened to John Walsh on INSP TV (the cowboy channel probably watched by mostly older people) touting the virtues of OmegaXL, and my husband ordered it thinking it would help me (I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and need a hip replacement). It arrived but came with no information about the product, except to take 4 a day, which I did. I took a total of 12 within 3 days, after which I broke out in an itchy and angry rash all over my upper body. It is not responding to Benadryl or any anti-itch gels or creams and is actually getting worse. Tomorrow, I will have to go to an emergency room if it isn't getting any better. My husband called the company yesterday asking about their money-back 'guarantee' if not satisfied. Their website is full of reviews by people asking for their money back, but this company continues to send it every month and charging their credit cards. I don't know how they continue to stay in business."

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  • KANG-...
  • May 18, 2014

Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "It was suggested that I supplement my diet with fish oil, don't remember if it was for my high blood pressure or arthritis, but she was a nurse and I said yes. Three weeks later, my stomach will not settle, everything I eat makes me feel "too full", gassy, and nauseous, and there is nothing but (please pardon me) liquid for stools. As of today I am discontinuing use to see if that is my problem. I hope this helps someone suffering in the same manner I am."

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  • lakel...
  • November 22, 2008

Lovaza (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "Lovaza is an omega-3 acid ethyl ester, the only FDA approved prescription supplement which raises HDL cholesterol. People with high triglycerides and heart failure will also benefit using Lovaza. This product out performs over the counter fish oils."

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  • KDano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 24, 2019

Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "Read all the reviews, but decided to try these out anyway. Boy oh boy big mistake within the hour I was having severe stomach pains and diarrhea it was awful. Do not take these pills try something else."

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  • Shiloh
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 3, 2018

Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "I have to take flax seed oil instead of fish oils. I know it sounds weird, and I've never heard of it, but fish oil capsules cause bright blue splotches on my skin! I don't mean the dark bluish bruise color, but bright. No, I'm not allergic to shell fish, don't have a bleeding problem or on blood thinners, my cholesterol numbers are great, I don't bruise easily, was on no medications at the time I tried it, my sugar level runs about 79-80 normally, and I have a good diet free of processed or refined foods-no pop, rarely any fried food, sugars except naturally occurring."

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  • Jwright
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • July 23, 2016

"Started taking this at the suggestion of a doctor. Not really for anything in particular but just for general health. Around this same time I was very overweight (over 300 lbs) and had very high blood pressure, systolic 150-160, diastolic 100-110 (I had to be put on blood pressure medication). After a year of being on Omega-3 I had lost 75 lbs (I wasn't even really trying, didn't exercise or anything) and my blood pressure was greatly improved, systolic 102-125, diastolic 70-85. I would totally recommend Omega-3 to anyone not only for hearth health but just general well being. Not everyone will experience such a dramatic improvement I would think but Omega-3 is great for the heart and the brain."

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  • dawny...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • April 11, 2015

TheraTears Nutrition (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "Sugested by ophthalmic surge after lasik surgery caused lack of tears. After few days had flu like symptoms; achy, chilled, gas, diarrhea. I thought I had the flu, so started again two days later - same symptoms lasting all day. Still didn't relate pills to symptoms - up all night and spacey the next day. Stopped taking the dang things and feel fine now, but still have dry eyes."

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  • JPH
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • February 21, 2019

TheraTears Nutrition (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "Recommended by eye doctor. Took 3 pills a day for one and a half months. My pulse rate soared and stayed about 114-132 for the entire time I took the vitamin. Stopped taking the supplement and right back to normal. Seeing a cardiologist to make sure but feel I'm possibly allergic to something in this supplement. Check before taking or if you take stop if you start feeling strange. It's an awful feeling to have your pulse racing. Hope this helps someone. Hard to imagine vitamins could cause this."

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  • Tommy
  • January 17, 2020

"I have Gout for more than 10 years and been advised that omega 3 fish oil is good/ no harm for people like me. Be careful, I looked at my omega 3 bottle today which made of anchovy, mackerel, sardine - fish. These are the worst for gout patients. That is why my gout kept coming back for the last 10 years despite any strictly diets and treatments. People with Gout, please stay away from omega 3 fish oil by my experience."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • July 15, 2021

"For the reviewer who had this experience: thought I had pancreatitis. Stomach acid high, no ulcer. Now, I have a liver cyst. Read side effects before taking.” I had the exact same experience with pancreatitis before taking the fish oil. The liver cyst and high alkaline acids were a metastasis of breast cancer that spread to the liver. I'm not suggesting you have cancer, but the the other symptoms were present before the oil. Perhaps your liver test was a matter of bad timing, because they should have tested it as soon as you had a pancreatitis attack and performed an MRI/ultrasound."

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  • Dolly
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • October 9, 2022

Omega-3 (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "I am 55 years old and since taking omega-3 1000mg. I have noticed glowing skin, and my joints are not as stiff. But the negative is tender breast, stomach discomforts such as gas, bloating, and lower abdominal pain. I feel like I am moving in reverse toward menstruation. Why?"

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  • Betty
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 20, 2022

Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "I have severe neuropathy and my Dr prescribed gabapentin. In 3 months I gained 30 lbs and it really didn't do anything for my pain. So, when I went to my cardiologist and told him about my weight gain. He told me it was the gabapentin. He instructed me to wean off of them. Then as I was talking about the pain and he told I had blockages he told me I could try fish oil but I would have to take a lot. He had look on his face which didn't seem too convinced or so I thought. I asked him about how much. He told me 10000 a day. I figured I try it. Since my pain was severe I'd try anything. I wish I hadn't. Took it for two weeks and every time I sweat from anywhere there is a foul fish odor. It's been about a year. It's finally starting to decrease but only by about half. My next hope is activated charcoal to see if it can help. I hadn't been willing to try it because of my medications. So now spring is here and I can get off of some of my pain medications. The cold weather makes it worse."

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  • GoAskP
  • April 16, 2012

Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "It made me really sick. I took it for months before I realized it was the fish oil causing my symptoms."

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  • GoAskP
  • April 16, 2012

Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "Constipation, bloating, brain fog, muscle pains, amenorrhea, hyponatremia."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • June 4, 2024

OmegaXL (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "It's great. It really helped me with my joints. I highly recommend it!"

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  • dave
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • July 13, 2023

Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "This reduced triglycerides big time. Four fish oil pills per day caused digestive issues, but two a day still bring down triglycerides. Nature Made brand worked as well as pharma fish oil."

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  • Anony...
  • September 21, 2008

"Very good for all the mentioned conditions including the cardiac, triglycerides, mood, anxiety, and ADHD benefits. I have seen improvement in all these areas."

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  • grjmmr
  • April 3, 2011

"The best thing my Doctor has put me on yet."

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  • Geo
  • November 30, 2015

MaxiTears Dry Eye Formula (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "thirty days in with no results."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 8, 2022

TheraTears Nutrition (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) "I have been using for three months for dry eyes. I have had no unusual side effects while using this supplement. Unfortunately it has not helped my dry eyes."

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