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    how much fish oil should I take?


    Ive been reading mixed ideas all over the internet about how many mg of omega3 fish oil you should be taking per day. One place said take 11000mg a day! for that I would have to take 11 caps a day and it says on the bottle not to take more than 3000mg a day.

    So what does everyone recommend when doing heavy weights and trying to gain size?

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    There is fairly good research that supports plasma levels saturate ~2g/d for pure DHA. In the presence of fish oil, plasma levels saturate ~1.2g/d. So yes, 10 fish oil caps per day is the optimal amount.
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    I say 8-10/day of your standard Fish Oil Caps . At 10/day, we're only talking $0.25/day.
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    I average about 8 to 10 1000mg pills a day. Usually take 2 with every meal. I stock up when they have them at Wal Mart or Walgreens 2 for 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliotuk View Post
    Ive been reading mixed ideas all over the internet about how many mg of omega3 fish oil you should be taking per day. One place said take 11000mg a day! for that I would have to take 11 caps a day and it says on the bottle not to take more than 3000mg a day.

    So what does everyone recommend when doing heavy weights and trying to gain size?
    Research studies have show positive results with 4g/d or about 12 capsules/d. I would say 3000mg to 4000mg/d is plenty because you still need to maintain a balance of about 1:1 or minimum 1:2 between omega-3 and omega-6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILiftBig View Post
    Research studies have show positive results with 4g/d or about 12 capsules/d.
    Could you post up the links to the studies that you are referring to? Thanks.
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    I take about 12 grams a day, that yields me about 4 grams of DHA/EPA. Which Is the amount that actively lowers cholesterol.

    Omega-3 fatty acids for cardioprotection.Lee JH, O'Keefe JH, Lavie CJ, Marchioli R, Harris WS.
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri-Kansas City, 4330 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA.

    The most compelling evidence for the cardiovascular benefit provided by omega-3 fatty acids comes from 3 large controlled trials of 32,000 participants randomized to receive omega-3 fatty acid supplements containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or to act as controls. These trials showed reductions in cardiovascular events of 19% to 45%. These findings suggest that intake of omega-3 fatty acids, whether from dietary sources or fish oil supplements, should be increased, especially in those with or at risk for coronary artery disease. Patients should consume both DHA and EPA. The target DHA and EPA consumption levels are about 1 g/d for those with known coronary artery disease and at least 500 mg/d for those without disease. Patients with hypertriglyceridemia benefit from treatment with 3 to 4 g/d of DHA and EPA, a dosage that lowers triglyceride levels by 20% to 50%. Although 2 meals of oily fish per week can provide 400 to 500 mg/d of DHA and EPA, secondary prevention patients and those with hypertriglyceridemia must use fish oil supplements if they are to reach 1 g/d and 3 to 4 g/d of DHA and EPA, respectively. Combination therapy with omega-3 fatty acids and a statin is a safe and effective way to improve lipid levels and cardiovascular prognosis beyond the benefits provided by statin therapy alone. Blood DHA and EPA levels could one day be used to identify patients with deficient levels and to individualize therapeutic recommendations.
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    Thanks futurepilot.
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    No problemo.
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    2 grams of epa and dha will prevent sudden death. I would go with 2 grams of EPA DHA ethly ester
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    I've read that fish oil should be kept in the fridge, true? I've never kept it their and never saw a bottle that stated so. Any feedback on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    I've read that fish oil should be kept in the fridge, true? I've never kept it their and never saw a bottle that stated so. Any feedback on that?
    Capsules don't require refrigeration as they are not exposed to oxidation on the level that fish oil (or flaxseed oil) in a bottle would be.
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    I take about 3G a day
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