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Hello there. I used to take 10 omega 369 capsules that were 2400mg and have recently switched.

Now, I am taking BODY FIRST Ultra Omega 3-6-9 capsules for my facial eczema, and they have 1200mg Fish Oil, 1200mg Organic Flax Seed Oil, and 1200mg Borage Seed Oil for a total of 3600mg.

It is recommended that I take 3 softgels a day, but I was wondering if it would be a problem if I took a few more than the recommended dosage? 10 maybe? Do you think that is a problem? Thanks so much.

Here it is: http://www.allstarhealth.com/f/body_first-ultra_omega_3-6-9.htm

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Hello Susan
I'm not sure why you're considering taking so many - is it on someone's recommendation, or simply because you were taking 10 of the other ones?  
The ones you have switched to appear to be more concentrated and while a high intake of omegas is recommended if the diet is lacking,
it's important to be aware that the symptoms of excessive omegas are similar to the symptoms of deficiency.
I suggest that you start on about one and a half to two times the recommended dose and see how you go.
You might also consider a zinc supplement and having a look at the vitamin A content of your diet as these might be relevant to your condition as well.

All the best
Sharon

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Sharon Erdrich

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Any health related question, particularly those related to an holistic approach, using nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and lifestyle options.

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30 years as a registered nurse, Private health consultant and experienced educator of complementary medicine practitioners.

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NZAMH, NZ Nursing Council., AIMA (Associate member), Naturopaths of NZ.

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Kai Tiaki Journal. Healthy Options Magazine. See my website www.houseofhealth.co.nz for downloadable articles.

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Reg Nurse, Post Grad Cert Health Science (Nutrition), Dip Herbal Med, Dip Naturopathy, Dip Aromatherapy.

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Best Research Paper, Top Naturopathic Student (2005)

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Varied, from all ages and with a range of health issues.

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