Fish oil side effects
Fish oil is an Omega-3 fatty acid, and is generally taken for its alleged benefits to the cardiovascular system.
Benign side effects of Fish oil are bad breath, burping or a bad aftertaste. Keeping the Fish oil as cold as possible helps with some of these symptoms.
More serious side effects of Fish oil are a laxative effect, indigestion and heartburn, which can be prevented by taking the Fish oil with food.
Overdosing Fish oil may result in vitamin A, vitamin D or vitamin E poisoning because Fish oil contains these fat-soluble vitamins.
Another, more worrying Fish oil side effect is that it can increase bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) and may even impair the immune system.
When Fish oil is made of fish exposed to heavy metals or dioxins, the Fish oil can cause side effects associated with those environmental toxins.
Perhaps the most important adverse side effects of Fish oil is the fact that it can promote bleeding. Black stool or vomiting of blood are such signs, as well as easy bruising. Worst-case, Fish oil can lead to a hemorrhagic stroke, signalled by numbness or weakness in limbs, headache or speech- or vision changes.
Fish oil can cause allergic reactions such as difficulty swallowing or breathing, wheezing, unexplained swelling or rashes, itching or hives.
This is our research on the alleged dangers of Fish oil / adverse effects of Fish oil and not medical advice!