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Is it safe to take Omega 3 capsules, rich in fish oils, if you have a propensity to gout?


Medics advise eating Omega-3 fatty acids 3 times a week to protect your heart & also possibly to prevent or slow down dementia, & to lower inflammation & joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, among other things.Omega 3 is found in oily fish - herring, mackerel, salmon, tuna, sardines & anchovies which are high in purines, causing the body to produce a build-up of uric acid as a waste product.This may cause Gout, a type of arthritis causing tenderness & swelling of joints, especially the big toe.Should you therefore avoid Omega-3 in pill form although it is said to reduce inflammation?

 

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 2 years ago

    CoQ10 is a good choice, also flaxseed oil can give you the omega fatty acids as well. I cant' do fish oil.

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