fish oil question

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  1. thomas_ok

    thomas_ok New Member

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    I was told I should start taking fish oil pills, I guess it helps with a lot of things? When I went to the store they had both Fish Oil, and Salmon oil pills is their any difference in these pills, one better then the other?
    thanks for your help
     
  2. Jeff Merr

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    Most "Fish Body Oils" are a combination, go with a good quality one, you get what you pay for. Ive always liked Now Foods Super EPA.
     
  3. Elfling

    Elfling New Member

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    check out www.consumerlabs.com

    They have a good listing of brands that are quality-checked. FWIW, I usually get the Spring Valley brand at Wal-Mart, it's fine.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    yeah that's what i use (enteric coated)
     
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    thomas_ok New Member

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    thanks for all the quick help!
     
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    I have always heard this too, Fish Oil ftw.... but what are the benefts? Or what does it help with exactly?
     
  7. Jeff Merr

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    What It Is:
    EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the two principal fatty acids found in fish. They belong to a family of essential nutrients known as omega-3 fatty acids. The body can manufacture both EPA and DHA from another essential fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) — found in flaxseed oil, canola oil, soy oil and walnut oil — but only to a limited extent. For more information see the separate review of flaxseed oil and omega-6 products.

    What It Does:
    (For dosages see What to Consider When Using.)
    Cardiovascular Disease:
    Increased consumption of fish oil may help slow the progression of atherosclerosis and thereby prevent heart attacks, and also reduce risk of sudden death due to cardiac arrythmias. Omega-3 fatty acids have a number of heart-healthy effects, including reducing triglyceride levels, raising levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol and, possibly, "thinning" the blood, reducing levels of homocysteine and reducing blood pressure. Fish oils also appear to enhance the effectiveness of statin drugs used to improve cholesterol profile.


    Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Diseases:
    EPA and DHA have been tried in the treatment of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis with considerable success (especially in early stages of the disease). These oils may also be useful in the treatment of menstrual cramps, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), lupus, and IgA nephropathy.


    Psychiatric and Mental Disorders:
    For reasons that are less clear, omega-3s seem to help depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, according to a limited number of double-blind trials. Fish oil has also been proposed for attention deficit disorder, borderline personality disorder, dyslexia and cognitive impairment, but as yet the supporting evidence for these uses remains exceedingly preliminary.


    Other Diseases:
    Other proposed uses of fish oils with some support include asthma, Raynaud's phenomenon (abnormal sensitivity of hands and feet to cold), chronic fatigue syndrome, cystic fibrosis, osteoporosis, reducing the risk of prostate cancer and preventing weight loss during cancer chemotherapy. DHA is important for normal development and functioning of the brain and retina in the fetus and in infants and may also reduce the risk of premature delivery in pregnant women.


    Pet Use:
    Fish oil supplements are commonly given to pets to help maintain their coats and skin. [Reviews of other pet supplements by ConsumerLab.com include Joint Supplements and Multivitamins/Multiminerals.]
     
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    well I can tell you it makes my shit slimey
     
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    Whey does that to an extent for me anyways, so what the hell... I'll pick up some.
     
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    Essential fatty acids are good for ya. Put hair on your chest :mamoru:
     
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    How many are you guys taking a day?

    For a while (a couple months) I was taking 2 per meal for about 3 meals a day.. so 6 all together per day. I know the recommended usage is only 1 per meal upto 3 per day all together, but I also read that taking more is better.
     
  12. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    I DONT WANT A HAIRY CHEST :(
     
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    EFA's ftw.
     
  14. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i take 8 per day @ 180mg EPA 120mg DHA each
     
  15. Elfling

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    Marry me! :love:
     
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    6 per day of the standard caps.

    More isn't necessarily better, because high doses of fish oil do suppress the immune system.
     
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    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    nudes first, i don't want to regret it later :mamoru:
     
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    so i take about two a day, does that mean i have to take at least 4 more to get any benefits?
     
  19. Elfling

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    wtf..a cautious leghumper?? I must investigate :run:
     
  20. zyg0te

    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    on a similar note, where do u guys buy fish oil? bought 3 bottles at BN last time I ordered and I went through them already. Any B&M got good deals on fish oil? (dont want to get raped by shipping)

    oh, and i've been out for about a month :hs:
     
  21. DTR rex

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    Costco has bottles of encetric coated w/ 200 cap's for like $11
     
  22. Marijuanair

    Marijuanair Remember to have your pet spayed or neutered! OT Supporter

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    I'm finishing my supply of normal fish oils in preparation for my new suppliment "Super Omega". It's fish oil and flax seed oil and some other oils and they have all the omega 3 &6 and whatever else there is in it.
     
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