How much fish oil?

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  1. nonplus

    nonplus New Member

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    Just wondering how much to take every day. The bottle says 1 tbsp (6g of fat), but I'm wondering if they just say that much to make me use the product sooner.

    Oh, and it tastes nasty every time I burp :wtc:
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    6g is average
     
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    I try to aim for 4-6 caps per day. 1000mg per cap.
     
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    Here....

     
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    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    :yuck: i wouldnt be able to take it if it weren't in capsule form
     
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    On the other hand....

     
  7. -fish oils are polyunsaturated omega 3 fatty acids. they are more rare, but found in fish, canola oil, and walnuts.

    omega-3s they decrease blood clotting

    - omega-6 fatty acids which come from plant and animal foods increase blood clots so you eat the omega 3s to balance them out.

    - omega-3s also reduce heart attack however excessive use may cause hemorrhagic stroke

    this is basic nutrition right here.
     
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    i thought they did more than that? something about fulfilling your EFAs?
     
  9. they are essential in the sense that you don't usually get as much as you do as saturated fats like animal fats...

    essential fatty acids are both omega-3 asnd omega-9s and are needed for immune function, vision, and to form cell members.

    edit: meant to put omega-6s :uh:
     
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    Usually we have an imbalance of too much omega 6's compared to omega 3's.
     
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    thanks for the help, everyone.
     
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    Do you guys split up your fish oil caps? Like 5 twice a day? Or do you just pop them all at once?
     
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    3 around lunch and 2 in the evening.
     
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    I take enteric coated ones so I don't have to take as much :wiggle:
     
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    stealthrapt0r me lift weights

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    i thought enteric coated was just to prevent burps and not more concentrated
     
  16. i do 2 every meal for 7 meals
     
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    So 14g??? How long have you been doing that?
     
  18. no way.. each pill is only 500 mg.. if anything i should be taking more but i dont like horse pills
     
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    it breaks down in the intestines, surviving teh stomach acids, better absorbtion
     
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    stealthrapt0r me lift weights

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    I never knew that
     
  21. timberwolf

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    Could do the same if you insert regular ones anally.;)

    Anyone else seen that episode of South Park?
     
  22. where they stick fish oil pills up their ass? :rofl:















    :hsugh:
     
  23. nonplus

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    but then won't you poop out your mouth?
     
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    Is it best to take both flax and fish oil?
     
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    You've tried? :eek3:
     
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