Anonymous asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 1 decade ago

Do YOU know how long it takes for omega fish oils to show effect in the body? Any useful supporting weblinks?

I am researching for a very close friend of mine who is circumlocuting harmful pharmaceutical drugs for a OCD condition. If you have a useful answer, please do care to support a natural supplementary diet of an individual who is ameliorating their life quality. Thank you for your time and God bless.

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    This is sort of a tricky question. Omega fish oil must be taken in fairly high doses to have any therapeutic effect. So, if your friend isn't taking 3 GRAMS of EPA & DHA (Omega 3 fatty acids), she may NEVER see any effects. To obtain that, depending upon the source your friend may have to take up to 10 grams of fish oil... YUK!

    My husband swears by Heart Health Essential Omega III. It has all the EPA & DHA reccommended and Vitamin E as well.

    You can buy it on line at

    Email Pat if you have any questions about the product. He'll get back to you with a source for more information right away.

  • 1 decade ago

    My doc says fish oil is good for you but you have to take alot of it for it to do any good. I take 4 in the morning and 4 in the evening. They are 1000 mg fish oil with 300 mg omega fatty acid. After a month I felt a difference!

  • 1 decade ago

    Depends on the dose and the person's needs.

    I have seen results in as little as a week. If not much is happening I'd suggest upping dose. One person I know who takes it for OCD and anxiety takes 5 salmon oil caps a day (1000 mg each).

    Also have her/him add Omega 3 rich foods to their diet like eggs (range-fed best) and cold-water fish. Grass-fed dairy products are also good and walnuts and flaxseed also have Omega 3s though not as bio-available as animal sources.

    Article below talks about high doses for OCD and addiction.

    Remember to always buy a good brand that's been micro-filtered to get things like Mercury out of it.

    Carlson's is a good one. Nordin naturals too.

    I also use Swanson's Extra Virgin Salmon Oil. Good and not too expensive.

    Best of luck!

    Source(s): Omega-3, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Actually, I know what exactly what you're talking about. I had to change shampoos. I used to use garneir fructis, but then I happened to try tresseme and found that it's even better and my hair gets equally oiled and it behaves perfectly. Maybe you could try a change in shampoos?

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