fish oil question

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  1. ohgod123

    ohgod123 OT Supporter

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    hey i got these as a gift,

    alaska deep sea fish oil
    omega -3
    Pure EPA and DHA
    1000mg

    is this the norm? im a newb, help please.
     
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    Elfling New Member

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    Looks fine to me :dunno: what brand?
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    Oh noes, you're going to die! :run:
     
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    looks fine
     
  5. ohgod123

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    K-Max
     
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    You didn't talk about the EPA or DHA ratio. The higher the better.
     
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    Pure Fish oil: 2000mg
    EPA: 360mg
    DHA: 240mg
    Vitamin E: 2IU
     
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    That's not great. It means that 18% of the oil is EPA and 12% is DHA, which is the lower potency. It still better than nothing though but there are fish oils with better potency. Look for it when you buy.
     
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    plus as a male you want to look for a high DHA percentage

    although any fish oil is better than none
     
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    Its fine, but dont be stupid by overdoing it.

    Some people live of those bloody fish oil pills :dunno:
     
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    Never heard about that, why ? Men don't need eicosanoids ?
     
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    i got this off t-nation, take it for what it's worth
     
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    All it says is that men are more at risk when it comes to heart diseases. Everyone should get the higher potency fish oil anyway (I think it's 40% EPA and 30% DHA). DHA is also found in high amount in the brain so anyone can benefit from it.
     
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    bah, just looked at my fishoil that i've been taking forever.

    1000mg

    180 epa
    120 dha

    :down:

    its costco (kirkland signature) brand. damn. it was cheap too.
     
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    there's nothing wrong with it, you just have to take more pills
     
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    recommended amount for someone my size? 175 @ 5'8"?


    i've been taking between 4 and 6 a day.
     
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    6 per day is good.
     
  19. Genghis.Tron

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    I think 1-2 g of omega-3 is a nice goal. So the number of pills will vary according to their potency.
     
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