FISH OIL(omega 3)...how much do you take?
- 10-30-2007, 09:53 PM
FISH OIL(omega 3)...how much do you take?
just currious how much people are taking . i was only taking like 1000mg....now i just started at 5000mg
- 10-30-2007, 09:55 PM
I was taking about 3000mg-5000mg per day but it kinda made my tummy ache. That and everytime I burped it smelled like my ex wifes vagina.
I'm thinking of getting back on it, and dosing around 1000mg/day in the morning.
- 10-30-2007, 09:57 PM
10-30-2007, 09:57 PM
I'm one of the "superdosers" from another thread found here:
Gr-Easy EJL's fish oil megadosing ala Charles Poliquin thread
10-30-2007, 09:59 PM
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10-30-2007, 10:18 PM
I'm doing 0 right now, doing anlog, so no . Was doing 45g a day, from liquid fish body oils. An 8oz bottle lasts about 6 days. My skin was soft and smooth, after 3 weeks my hair texture was nice and smooth and not too oily (felt oily the first couple weeks), I had good mood but other than that its hard to say what value it had
10-30-2007, 10:22 PM
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10-30-2007, 10:42 PM
I would say yes if I was useing a hormonal product but I'm not sure since its fish oil . Its winter time so i usually shed a little bit from my winter hat but I haven't noticed anything out of the norm
10-30-2007, 11:31 PM
10-31-2007, 12:59 AM
Overall, (i) my joints haven't felt this good in forever (feel like I'm in highschool again - almost), (ii) skins looking great, (iii) haven't noticed anything with the hair, and (iv) jury's out on whether it's helping with my recomp, but it isn't hurting that's for sure. Also I've been in a better mood as of late, and usually around this time of year I turn real melancholy due to the birthday and weather.
Maybe it's all placebo, but either way, it's cheap and has been effective for me. More so than a majority of the non-PH supps I put in my system.
10-31-2007, 01:08 AM
I take in anywhere from 24-30 Grams per day. There is definately some anabolic/anti-catabolic value to mega dosed fish oil.
10-31-2007, 04:46 AM
10-31-2007, 05:33 AM
As you know not all fish oil / omega 3 caps are created equal. The poll would be more meaningful if amounts were stated in mg of EPA / DHA.
Myself, I am not a megadoser, but might try it shortly.
Currently 3 x 1000mg caps per day super strength Fish oil is giving me:
660 mg DHA
10-31-2007, 05:40 AM
It should not.Originally Posted by TripDog;
Fish oil is a multifaceted nutrient that should be a part of any athletes arsenal of supplements. I take about 6g to 8g of Fish Oil per day. Always with meals. These 6g to 8g provide about 2.1g to 2.8g of EPA and 1.5g to 2.0g of DHA. Your fish oil supplement should deliver around 30% to 35% / 20% to 25% ratio of EPA/DHA.
You are already familiar with the advantages of fish oil supplementation such as reduction in triglyceride levels, protection of healthy arterial blood flow, reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines and postaglandins, enhancement of cognitive function, and so on, so I would not elaborate on those.
Trip, I know you love garlic. I am sure you know fish oil can also be combined with garlic to generate significant improvements in cardiovascular function
On a more general note, we should keep in mind that different fish oil products do not necessarily deliver the same results, even if dosed identically. One reason is the level of pollutants and impurities that might be available in the product. For perspective, toxins such as mercury, PCBs, and dioxins are the three main pollutants found in fish (oil). These have been demonstrated to cause cancer, atherosclerosis, and brain damage.
Another reason is the level of concentration for EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), the most bioavailable forms of omega-3 fatty acids.
Some of the best fish-oil products provide oil sourced from pure wild sardines, anchovy, and mackerel fished in cold deep waters where environmental impurities are low. No matter what your fish-oil source is, be sure of the purity. And the EPA/DHA ratios.
Something else. One way to improve the potency of your fish oil is to co-supplement with sesame lignans.
When we consume fats, our body breaks them down such that special enzymes determine which inflammatory pathway they follow: either enhance or suppress inflammatory reactions. As it turns out, the lignans from sesame inhibit the expression of an enzyme known as delta-5 desaturase. This enzyme causes dietary fats to be converted into arachidonic acid, a precursor to the toxic inflammatory factors prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4. This is, by the way, why you should avoid fish oil while using an Arachidonic Acid product such as X-Factor. Furthermore, sesame lignans also multiply levels of useful DGLA (di-homogamma linolenic acid). DGLA is the precursor to prostaglandin E1 that, amongst others, suppresses inflammatory conditions. Supplementation with GLA (gamma linolenic acid), for instance through borage oil, also increases levels of DGLA and prostaglandin E1. So avoid sesame lignans (and GLA), if you are on an arachidonic acid product.
Also, cellular energy production requires the burning of fatty acids in the mitochondria. If liver mitochondria sub-optimally burn fatty acids, excess triglycerides can accumulate in the blood, contributing to arterial occlusion. Sesame helps to increase mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation enzymes in the liver, cut triglyceride levels and inhibit body fat storage.
Furthermore, when we ingest a polyunsaturated fat like fish oil, it rapidly degenerates into byproducts that can generate excess free-radical activity. Sesame doubles as a potent free-radical scavenger (antioxidant) and can lower undesirable lipid peroxidation arising from fish oil supplementation. Vitamin E (including gamma tocopherols) can also do this. Interestingly, sesame lignans possess the unique ability to increase tissue levels of vitamin E! Beyond this, you can also use alpha lipoic acid as a powerful free-radical quencher.
So, the amount of fish oil one takes is not the point. More important is to understand how much of toxin-free EPA and DHA we get per gramme of our fish oil product.
Before you consume fish oil, especially in high doses, be sure to find out if your fish-oil producer subjects his product to rigorous testing for purity and concentration performed by independent quality-assurance programs such as the International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) program. Third-party laboratory assays may not be enough, as they mainly check whether the active compounds satisfy the label claims. A review of the presence of pollutants, as well as the rate of dissolution, that is how quickly the product releases within a specific time, are some checks for purity and quality. Testing can also be more demanding than this.
All in all, stick to your fish oil (except you are on an arachidonic-acid product). Fish oil is a very versatile agent. But be more selective. You deserve better. Good will fish-oil hunting!
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10-31-2007, 06:01 AM
Anyone use Biotest's Flamout as their fish oil?
10-31-2007, 12:53 PM
Read that it is decent. The one I currently am taking I like because it provides a full spectrum of seven natural omega 3 fatty acids -- EPA, DHA, ALA and more. I seem to not also get the burpy feeling that I did with lot of the OTC fish oil.
10-31-2007, 01:36 PM
2-3g for me. I take 2 tablespoons of olive oil too....what that has to do with fish oil? I have no idea
10-31-2007, 03:07 PM
10-31-2007, 03:10 PM
yeah, but interestingly flameout is pretty reasonable for its DHA/EPA content level. if you try to get the same with conventional fish oil, it will cost the same or more
10-31-2007, 03:19 PM
I don't know, you can find other fish oils with megadosed EPA/DHA for a more reasonable price than Flameout.
I'll also say that their ZMA, creatine, and protein powder is economically priced... The rest of their line is pretty unreasonable in my opinion.
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