How much fish oil is too much?

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    The guy I worked with on my cutting diet has me taking 12-18 capsules a day (I normally take 12-15). On the other hand, my mom's doctor told her that you shouldn't take more than 3 capsules a day. I'm talking about 1000mg capsules btw.
     
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    vtectyper New Member

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    12-18 jesus christ. thats way too fuckin much. Theres no point to taking that much. All you need is 3 maximum 6
     
  3. AaronOC

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    there really is no need to take anymore than 6 a day
     
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    6g/day is enough?

    right now, i'm taking 7-10 1200mg caps/day
     
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    hootpie New Member

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    Are you guys basing your recommendations off of anything in particular (i.e. articles, medical journals etc)?

    The main reason I'm taking that many is to fill up my fat needs with healthy fats.
     
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    WTF?

    Isn't a normal amount ~3 capsules a day?
     
  7. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    different brands have different EPA and DHA content, so it's kind of dumb to compare based on capsules.

    i get around 2.5g / day combined
     
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    Yes, but AFAIK 18 is insanely excessive regardless of the brand...
     
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    Lyle mentioned something about the immune system being compromised at the higher dosages...
     
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    i used to take 6 a day and now i take 3.
     
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    Investigations across a variety of inflammatory diseases have
    used doses of fish oil that provide daily intakes of LC n3
    PUFAs that range from less than 1 g to more than 6 g [8].
    Collectively, these studies indicate that the anti-inflammatory
    dose of fish oil requires delivery of 2.7 g or more of LC n3
    PUFAs daily, and that higher doses are also safe and
    effective. A daily intake of 2.7 g EPA plus docosahexaenoic
    acid (DHA) is provided by a daily dose of nine or more
    standard fish oil capsules, which typically contain 30% LC n3
    PUFAs w/w. People who self medicate with fish oil generally
    take one or two capsules daily. This is insufficient for an anti-
    inflammatory effect but it may provide cardiovascular benefit.

    Fish oil: what the prescriber needs to know. Leslie G Cleland, Michael J James and Susanna M Proudman. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2006, 8:202.
     
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    I was taking about 6 a day. Now that I am on Sesamin as well, I knocked it down to 3-4 a day. Basically I just try to take one with every meal. Sometimes that means only 2 a day, other times as much as 5 a day.
     
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    i take 10
     
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    Is krill oil better than fish oil?

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    Altern Med Rev. 2004 Dec;9(4):420-8.

    Evaluation of the effects of Neptune Krill Oil on the clinical course of hyperlipidemia.

    Bunea R, El Farrah K, Deutsch L.

    Department of Internal Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of krill oil on blood lipids, specifically total cholesterol, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). METHODS: A multi-center, three-month, prospective, randomized study followed by a three-month, controlled follow-up of patients treated with 1 g and 1.5 g krill oil daily. Patients with hyperlipidemia able to maintain a healthy diet and with blood cholesterol levels between 194 and 348 mg per dL were eligible for enrollment in the trial. A sample size of 120 patients (30 patients per group) was randomly assigned to one of four groups. Group A received krill oil at a body mass index (BMI)-dependent daily dosage of 2-3 g daily. Patients in Group B were given 1-1.5 g krill oil daily, and Group C was given fish oil containing 180 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 120 mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) per gram of oil at a dose of 3 g daily. Group D was given a placebo containing microcrystalline cellulose. The krill oil used in this study was Neptune Krill Oil, provided by Neptune Technologies and Bioresources, Laval, Quebec, Canada. OUTCOME MEASURES: Primary parameters tested (baseline and 90-day visit) were total blood cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, and glucose. RESULTS: Krill oil 1-3 g per day (BMI-dependent) was found to be effective for the reduction of glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, and HDL, compared to both fish oil and placebo. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the present study demonstrate within high levels of confidence that krill oil is effective for the management of hyperlipidemia by significantly reducing total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, and increasing HDL levels. At lower and equal doses, krill oil was significantly more effective than fish oil for the reduction of glucose, triglycerides, and LDL levels.

    PMID: 15656713
     
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    where can i buy some krill oil? :x:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    www.iherb.com
     
  17. Zika

    Zika My avatar is still NOT me

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    This site has some pretty deep research on all fats including fish oil omega 3 saturated ect..

    http://www.udoerasmus.com/index_main.htm

    Theres alot of studies and articles there too just on fat intake :noes:
     
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    everybody at bb.com swears on 6g/day
     
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    Zika My avatar is still NOT me

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    I get 6g aswell. Mine is really high strength though so thats about 2.5g DHA.

    Just think of it this way, a normal salmon fillet has 2.5g to 3g omega 3, so 6g a day is just like eating 2 salmon fillets a day :dunno:

    I always make sure to get fish oils and healthy fats before bed aswell
     
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    Zika My avatar is still NOT me

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    Not really. I've seen alot of transformation and pro bodybuilders on bb.com go up too 4 tablespoons of flax a day which is like 28g of omega 3 :hsugh:

    That Louis Dorman guy uses 4 tablespoons of flax a day, and he's made loads of gains while shedding alot of fat :dunno:
     
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    But the mercury! :run:
     
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    i thought most fish oils were pretty good about being low in mercury??
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I'm taking 5..
     
  24. nitak

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    i'm cutting and i'm using around 4-5tsp of fishoil a day.
     
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    I take 5-7 or so.. if you want other healthy fats look into uh peanut butter, enola oil, flax, whole milk, cheese, etc

    Wouldn't hurt to look into some sesamin either.. has a lot of health benefits
     
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