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    How many grams of fish oil do you have a day?


    how much do you all have?

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    I used to take about 9 caps of the 180mg EPA/120 DHA . Off it right now while on X-Factor though.
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    I chose the 11-15, and heres my reason.

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    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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    Right now, 6-10 of NP's bulk Fish Oil Caps.

    I've gone as high as 20 though(Twin Peak's CC rec.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpen22 View Post
    Right now, 6-10 of NP's bulk Fish Oil Caps.

    I've gone as high as 20 though(Twin Peak's CC rec.).
    i have the NP bulk caps too. i usually take 6 a day
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    around 5grams of the Sam's club fish/flax/cla oil bottle and some SAN fish oil caps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mindgame View Post
    i have the NP bulk caps too. i usually take 6 a day
    same here....6 caps a day
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    usally 2-5 grams... should it be more?

    i am taking the super omega from walgreens.........finest natural, buy 1 get one free....... 240 gels for 15 bux...........
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    i try to get 5-6 grams, this past month i have been using animal omega, so whatever that has in it is my daily amount- i consider fish oil one of my staples, so as much as i can get!
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    Anyone else's NP fish oil caps smell really rancid? Is this a bad thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spigot View Post
    Anyone else's NP fish oil caps smell really rancid? Is this a bad thing?
    well it is fish oil, some companies make deodorized versions...also omega3 is great and all but avoid an imbalance with omega6. i take 4-5g a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spigot View Post
    Anyone else's NP fish oil caps smell really rancid? Is this a bad thing?
    I'll tell you what, if you would send it back at a restaurant, it might have gone bad. Dont NP's come in just like a clear plastic bag? It might have spoiled in transit, if it got too hot or something.

    But unless they've been making you sick, you should be fine.
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    Liquid Fish Oil is the way to go. One Teaspoon yields 800+ EPA and 500+ DHA. Or you can be the guy that keeps a table spoon in the fridge next to his fish oil.

    ...Who would do such a thing...
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    6g I take three Beverly Int it also has Flax in it too.
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    At least 10 grams a day of NP bulk caps. Some days up to 20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentBob187 View Post
    Liquid Fish Oil is the way to go. One Teaspoon yields 800+ EPA and 500+ DHA. Or you can be the guy that keeps a table spoon in the fridge next to his fish oil.

    ...Who would do such a thing...
    Good to know I'm not the only one who does this! I take 15 grams a day,Carlsons lemon flavor liquid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by futurepilot View Post
    I'll tell you what, if you would send it back at a restaurant, it might have gone bad. Dont NP's come in just like a clear plastic bag? It might have spoiled in transit, if it got too hot or something.

    But unless they've been making you sick, you should be fine.
    It's actually small impurities in the oil which can get funky and cause this nasty smell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    It's actually small impurities in the oil which can get funky and cause this nasty smell.


    btw, your avatar is awesome. I wish they made posters of that.
    Makes sense, i was speaking more in general terms, im not too familiar with how fish oil is processed. But mine have never had any smell, and i dont buy those "de-odorized" ones.

    thanks man, me too.
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    i only take two a day. when i was taken 5 or 6 my chest started to hurt.
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    oh and not to mention the dangers of fish oil. i had forgot to take one of my pills of fish oil and it busted in my pocket. my shorts smell horrible. i think i may have to throw them away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ams1 View Post
    i only take two a day. when i was taken 5 or 6 my chest started to hurt.
    say what?

    anxiety maybe?
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    I take 6 grams a day.... or 6 soft gels....... there was a study done that showed a significant fat loss while a positive gain of lean muscle mass at that doeage..... the benefits dropped off by 30% for every 2 grams less they had taken over 90 days..... IE: 4 grams = 70% of 6 gram dosage, 2 grams 40% of 6 gram doseage......
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    I take 10 grams of vitamin shop's liquid lemon flavored in 2 doses morning and evening
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristofer68SS View Post
    say what?

    anxiety maybe?

    na. after i lowered the doses it quit hurting. but good suggestion though
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    Quote Originally Posted by ams1 View Post
    na. after i lowered the doses it quit hurting. but good suggestion though
    everyone reacts differently i suppose........NEVER heard of that listed as a side effect from such a small dosage. Or a mega-dose for that matter.

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    The chest pain could have been stomach reflux from not digesting completely.
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    Usually take about 3-5 grams fish oils regularly with 3-4.5g MSM, mostly for shoulder problems, never found anything to work better.
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    I take 15g of NOW Super Omega 3-6-9 every day...I use to hate swallowing these gel caps but now I'm used to it.
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    I take upwards of 15-25g a day depending on my meals. If I'm eating fish normally I won't take any that meal.

    Anybody else had problems with high fish oil doses and bruises not healing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobInKuwait View Post
    I take upwards of 15-25g a day depending on my meals. If I'm eating fish normally I won't take any that meal.

    Anybody else had problems with high fish oil doses and bruises not healing?
    i would say 15g's and above would be too much......... for the average person.

    Talk about an easy bowel movement........lol.........

    at those dosages(25g), dont get a bad cut.............seriously, your blood may not clot..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristofer68SS View Post
    i would say 15g's and above would be too much......... for the average person.

    Talk about an easy bowel movement........lol.........

    at those dosages(25g), dont get a bad cut.............seriously, your blood may not clot..........
    I've been doing that for a couple of months. The only problem I've had is the bruises not going away. It would definitely stand to reason that a cut would not heal properly if a bruise doesn't. Anyone know what causes this? Will my body adjust to the high dosages eventually and compensate?

    The best thing about the high dosages is the insane feelings of well being. Mega dosing fish oil keeps me in a good mood all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobInKuwait View Post
    I've been doing that for a couple of months. The only problem I've had is the bruises not going away. It would definitely stand to reason that a cut would not heal properly if a bruise doesn't. Anyone know what causes this? Will my body adjust to the high dosages eventually and compensate?

    The best thing about the high dosages is the insane feelings of well being. Mega dosing fish oil keeps me in a good mood all the time.

    no so sure your body will adjust sir......

    This is about the only down fall i know of mega dosing.......Internal bleeding is a possiblity as well...... I will error on the safe side. I recommend you to lower your dosage to around 15g's (MAX) for a while and see how your bruises respond.
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    Carlson's liquid fish oil 1 tbsp - very good EPA/DHA standard.

    But the question really should be, IMO, how much EPA/DHA do you take daily - as they are the active omega-3 fatty acids of real consequence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raginfcktard View Post
    well it is fish oil, some companies make deodorized versions...also omega3 is great and all but avoid an imbalance with omega6. i take 4-5g a day.

    It is recommended that Fish oil be kept refridgerated so that they do not spoil.
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    I take 10-12g/day NP bulk gelcaps. Have megadosed as high as 40g/day liquid, but didn't notice any real benefits from it.
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    Call me crazy, but I prefer my EFAs to come from more diverse dietary sources. Avocados, PB, ligands, and true fish are my source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Call me crazy, but I prefer my EFAs to come from more diverse dietary sources. Avocados, PB, ligands, and true fish are my source.
    You mean lignans?

    Oh, and cooked fish tastes bad. *typed as I finish reluctantly eating 8oz of salmon*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Call me crazy, but I prefer my EFAs to come from more diverse dietary sources. Avocados, PB, ligands, and true fish are my source.

    yeah i like my testosterone to come from all natural sources as well..........

    just doesnt always work out that way...............lol
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    Who is mega dosing?
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