The Negatives Of Fish Oil

fish-oil-supplementFish oil is a beneficial supplement because it contains omega 3 fatty acids.  People with coronary problems, high blood pressure, some forms of arthritis, breathing complications, cancers, and bipolar disorders are often told to take a fish oil supplement as an addition to their treatment. 

Fish oil supplements have become a staple in many peoples’ lives.  And while fish oil has many benefits, just like anything else, there are also some drawbacks in the form of negative side effects.  The side effects own their own are not fatal at first, but prolonged consumption or an excess in consumption of fish oil and prove to be deadly.  This article outlines the negative side effects of fish oil.

Before taking a fish oil supplement, consult your physician.  Let them know if you are allergic to fish or soybeans or it you suffer from diabetes or an under active thyroid.  If you have any of these problems, you may not be able to take fish oil.  Also, women that are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding should not consume fish oil as it is dangerous to an unborn fetus.  The FDA classifies fish oil as a Category C.

To avoid some complications, take fish oil with a meal.  Those on fish oil supplements should have routine blood work performed to make sure that it is affecting the body properly.

When you consume fish oil, make sure to follow your doctor’s advice.  Fish oil in excess can lead to increased bleeding such as nosebleeds, blood in your urine or even a stroke.  Fish oil tends to have high levels or mercury, dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PBSs) because the fish used tend to be found in waters that are often polluted and have high levels of heavy metals.

Fish oil supplements can lead to nausea and diarrhea as well as non-stop belching and a terrible after taste.  Fish oil in excess can also cause heartburn and indigestion.  Fish oil, when consumed in large quantities, can lead to vitamin poisoning since the fish oil is made up of specific vitamins that when consumed in excess can be harmful to your health.