Fish Oil, how much??

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  1. Milky_Madison

    Milky_Madison Member

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    related question, what is the preferred brand of fish oil capsules? I'm currently on Kirkland signature.
     
  2. Rand B

    Rand B Well-Known Member

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    Correction:

    Was mentally reading "fish oil" as DHA/EPA quantity. Apologies.

    Significantly therapeutic level for Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega: 4 to 8 Soft Gels (4-8 g total oil).

    For NKO Krill oil (Thorne Research, Nature's Way etc.): 4 Soft Gels (2 g total oil).

    R.B.
     
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    Meaning 5000mg, 6000mg a day?

    About 3000mg a day.

    For those of you that want to eat actual fish, be careful. Make sure it is from clean waters (hard to find) and not farmed. Farmed fish are cheaper, but they swim around in their own feces and are much higher in omega-6, not to mention they taste awful. They actually dye farmed salmon pink and if you compare it to wild salmon you'll notice a huge difference.
     
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    6000mg A day is fine.
     
  5. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    About 3000mg a day. For those of you that want to eat actual fish, be careful. Make sure it is from clean waters (hard to find) and not farmed. Farmed fish are cheaper, but they swim around in their own feces and are much higher in omega-6, not to mention they taste awful. They actually dye farmed salmon pink and if you compare it to wild salmon you'll notice a huge difference.
    There was a study done last year showing the high mercury and other toxins found in large predatory fish and and farmed fish negated the positive effects of the Omega-3's.
     
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    I take 1000mg with every meal. Don't get the GNC stuff, there are only two readily available brands that are pure enough to not contains mercury or PCBs. Carlson's and Costco. Carlson's is more expensive and better imo but the Costco stuff is also legit.

    +1 on Carlsons, I personally take 1500mg a day, max.
     
  7. Rand B

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    About 3000mg a day.

    For those of you that want to eat actual fish, be careful. Make sure it is from clean waters (hard to find) and not farmed. Farmed fish are cheaper, but they swim around in their own feces and are much higher in omega-6, not to mention they taste awful. They actually dye farmed salmon pink and if you compare it to wild salmon you'll notice a huge difference.


    +1

    Precisely. Source is paramount. Select wild from sustainably harvested fisheries and focus on species that eat low on the food chain (Sockeye Salmon, Skipjack Tuna etc.).

    R.B.
     
  8. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    You need 1 - 2 grams of EPA/DHA. Take as many fish oil caps as you need to equal that amount.
     
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    For maximum uptake, it is important that you break open at least three capsules daily and rub the contents on your face, in your hair, and on your privates.
     
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    I like to stick them in my vagina. Makes me taste extra ripe.
     
  11. thekunk07

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    i take 10000 mg/day and burp them up all day. fucking nasty.
     
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    i take 10000 mg/day and burp them up all day. fucking nasty.

    Keep your fish oil in the freezer, it will stop the fish burps!
     
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    20000mg, you can never have too much fish oil, its great on the body, really helps with my joints from all the heavy lifting...
     
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    20.000mg... That's just insane.
     
  15. matso1236

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    I have liquid fish oil, i wouldn't be able to swallow 20 pills though....
     

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