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by 5 · about 15 hours ago

Liquid, Softgel etc..etc... Which is most bio-available for us as human. Also which brands would you recommend and what is the best way to help it's absorbtion to the max! Also if you prefur a brand that you feel is the best quality?

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paleot 0 · July 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega-3_fatty_acid#Ma..I've taken calamari oil in the past, but these days I get my n-3's from fresh seafood and avoid PUFAs that aren't super fresh and refrigerated or kept on ice. As beneficial as quality omega-3... (more)

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by 188 · about 15 hours ago

I am looking for a site that sells really good antarctic krill oil particularly in bulk so I can get the lowest price, any suggestions?

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pone 0 · May 05, 2014 at 8:53 AM

danno, unfortunately, the krill oil business is almost a monopoly. There is one firm in Canada that effectively is the only mass volume producer, and all of the name brands you buy in a store are in fact just relabeling that one company's oil.... (more)

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by 33 · about 15 hours ago

Grassfed, pastured dairy is higher in Omega3 fatty acids and CLA. What kind of Omega3s are in pastured, grassfed dairy?

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Matt_11 0 · January 24, 2014 at 12:26 AM

A good fraction of it is ALA, the omega-3 not given enough credit by paleo folks (because it's the plant-sourced omega-3).

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by 1005 · about 15 hours ago

While I'm not too worried about my diet / supplements, I am wondering if I can better optimize it. Right now, I supplement with Nutrasea 500mg EPA / 1,000mg DHA. In these studies, it seems that DHA might have a greater link than... (more)

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Mash 0 · July 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM

On Wednesday a new paper reported that higher levels of long-chain omega-3 fats (EPA, DPA, and DHA) in blood are associated with a 43% increased risk of prostate cancer and a 71% increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. [1] This built on... (more)

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by 327 · about 15 hours ago

I know most tribal populations had access to fish, some of which have 2000 dha/epa every 6 ounces. Most fish oils only give 200-300 per caplet, i'd have to take up to 9 caplets to get near those numbers. My question is, why are people saying to... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · May 06, 2013 at 1:17 AM

http://www.jackkruse.com/brain-gut-5-paradigm-drifts-paradigm-shifts-epi-paleo/

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I know getting vitamins/minerals from food is best, which I try to do. But I also know I don't have a "perfect" diet and supplements may benefit me. Basically I am undecided on whether I should take a multivitamin. In the past I have always but... (more)

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Lazza 0 · March 03, 2013 at 12:05 AM

A comprehensive discussion on supplements can be found in the book Perfect Health Diet (Jaminet). Required reading. _Lazza

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by 697 · about 15 hours ago

Study shows that DHA increases the permeability of tight junctions in the gut. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12591548 I know you always hear contradicting things: too much salt, not enough salt, too hard of exercising, not hard enough. But... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · December 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM

It also depends on your Vitamin D3 levels Novel role of the vitamin D receptor in maintaining the integrity of the intestinal mucosal barrier There is quite a lot of research supporting the idea that correcting vitamin D deficiency supports tight... (more)

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by 9402 · about 16 hours ago

Hello, There are many sources which state the n-3 fat in pastured beef is DHA/EPA rather than ALA. E.g. from KGH: "DHA/EPA are found in pastured butter, beef and lamb, and fatty fish." There is No Such Thing as a Macronutrient Part I -... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 26, 2012 at 2:35 AM

It is looking like ALA. Here is a piece and there are many like this. However I am looking for a better quote... http://smokinchoices.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/grass-fed-beef-paleo/ There is little argument that grass fed cattle accumulates... (more)

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by 90 · about 16 hours ago

So my wife was given some supplements from the nurse (trial boxes) and told that she should take these and stop taking any regular DHA supplementation (I know she possibly needs the folic acid, but that's a separate discussion). Anyhow the... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · February 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I've taken a food-based prenatal multi-vitamin plus fermented cod liver oil and butter oil throughout my pregnancy. I also eat a good amount of fish, shellfish, grass-fed beef, liver, butter, pastured eggs, raw dairy, etc. I avoided those trial... (more)

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by 38 · about 16 hours ago

I know that Omega 3s are essential fatty acids and you need to supplement with fish oil. I Googled omega 3s and Wikipedia states that ALA (Alpha linolenic acid) is also an essential fatty acid. I know that ALA is the short chain fatty acid... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · January 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM

I eat pastured egg yolks and meat as my only sources of PUFAs... Here is an article with regards to PUFAs: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/PUFA-Special-Report.html Current reviews and textbooks call the omega-6 linoleic acid and the... (more)

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by 8574 · about 16 hours ago

My new bottle of "Omega 3 Liquid" arrived today, which totals out per 5ml: 825mg EPA / 550mg DHA. Earlier today just after lunch I didn't have a teaspoon at hand so just filled up the bottle cap and slurped it down. Nice! Well if you like oily... (more)

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Riveted 0 · January 10, 2012 at 7:03 PM

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by 94 · about 16 hours ago

I tend to do a good amount of fishing, so I've been trying to figure out the Omega-3/EPA and DHA levels for freshwater fish. Outside of Salmon (difficult to get in the Midwest), Walleye and Perch are my favorite fish to eat. I was somewhat shocked... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · September 08, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I'm not sure about fresh water fish and I know nothing about North American fish in general but here goes anyway. Among salt water fish most of the oily fish are pelagic and live in the water column such as herring, mackerel and salmon. White... (more)

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by 248 · about 16 hours ago

Does anyone know where I can find a good Algal DHA supplement? I tried looking on Now Foods, but it just says Blue Green Algae Vcaps and Tabs. Not sure if this is the same thing or not.

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Caveman_formally_known_as_Dan 0 · September 05, 2011 at 6:41 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/34066/whats-the-whole-story-on-algae-dha#axzz1X5rPEJby

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by 3509 · about 16 hours ago

Since I am learning about the different effects of DHA and EPA fatty acids I would like to know if you know of a good list of the specific contents of EPA and DHA (not just the sum, but each type individually) in different foods such as salmon,... (more)

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Karen 0 · August 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Go to http://nutritiondata.self.com/ Search for your food. Once you click the link to your particular food, you'll get a food label type screen. Scroll down the screen to Fats & Fatty Acids, then click the more details tab. You'll get a list... (more)

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by 358 · about 16 hours ago

Currently I take 1 tablespoon of Carlson's cod liver oil each day. Before I buy more, I just wanted to take a survey on what everyone takes. I know I need a lot of DHA because I'm following the AI protocol. I listened to the Healthy Skeptic's... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · June 06, 2011 at 3:12 AM

I have no financial interests in these products and I've tried a lot of products and these have no fish burp or aftertaste. I have seen some good results with patients on these oils on standard American diet- but more amazing on Paleo/Primal! A... (more)

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by 385 · about 16 hours ago

What makes grassfed/pastured milk better than plant-sourced DHA milk? I noticed the brand Horizon milk touting DHA milk as an alternative source of Omega 3 DHA instead of fish oil. I do not drink milk, but am around plenty of folks who do. I... (more)

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Guest_1 0 · September 12, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Ideally, you would want to get raw, grass fed milk if you are interested in cow dairy. Otherwise, if it's "ultra" pasteurized and homogenized around the board, I would avoid it altogether and just stick to water and coconut milk as beverages. Make... (more)

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by 56616 · about 16 hours ago

A few years ago when I was still veg*n but transitioning to paleo I started taking flax seed oil. One effect it had was that my gums stopped bleeding. After reading about some negative effects of lignans and the fact that DHA is the more usable... (more)

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Eric_S 0 · March 30, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Great question - I've often wondered this myself. As I recall, Seth Roberts speculated that flax n-3 might be better because the process of conversion to DHA/EPA might result in something analogous to a low and steady dose, whereas a high dose... (more)

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by 3244 · about 16 hours ago

Sorry...I know I should know this by now, but I'm suddenly second-guessing myself. For those of you who take fish oil caps, when figuring out your dose do you base it on total mgs of EPA/DHA or total mgs of plain ole fish oil. In other words, if... (more)

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Dexter 0 · March 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

http://www.heartscanblog.org/2008/12/getting-your-dose-of-fish-oil-right.html Take a look at Dr Davis' blog. It may help you determine how much EPA/DHA to take. (more)

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by 531 · about 16 hours ago

I was taking DHA supplements with awful results (and previously flax and fish oil with the same bad results) - bad cystic acne, inflammation (heart and a screaming GB), lots more belly fat and a very delayed period. When I stopped the DHA, the... (more)

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Stabby 0 · March 08, 2011 at 9:15 PM

That is good that it is working. You still need DHA, though. I hear there is this awesome thing called fish. Check it out. The symptoms can be explained by rancidity causing lipid peroxidation of the organs. It happens in the liver.... (more)

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by 531 · about 16 hours ago

I know I've been a bit of anomaly in what I've experienced on the Paleo diet. My diet was pretty clean before Paleo, so really the only foods Ive added to my diet are different kinds of meat (vegetarian before), and eliminated the rice,... (more)

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Jack_Mac 0 · April 18, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I'm in my 40's with no history of acne, but after I started paleo in May 2010, I experienced severe breakouts of acne for several months, mostly on my chest, shoulders and back. Paleo was a big departure from my pescatarian/vegetarian/vegan... (more)

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by 90 · about 16 hours ago

I'm looking for a very High count of DHA+EPA Fish Oil in capsule form. I know StrongerFasterHealthier has some really high quality product, but they are very expensive. Are there any other quality fish oils out there?

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wjones3044 0 · December 08, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Perhaps the biggest bang for your buck will be found with the Puritan's Pride triple strength fish oil. It has almost one gram of EPA/DHA per 1,300 mg capsule. If you look at mg EPA/DHA per penny, you'll find this is the best deal (along with the... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:11 AM

I have had a severe fish/seafood allergy my entire life! It sucks. Basically, I've been severely Omega-3 deficient since birth. I'm trying to correct some hormonal imbalances and optimize my omega 3:6 ratios but I'm not sure the best way to go... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 14, 2014 at 10:55 PM

The key here is ratio. If you are doing all you can within your dietary restrictions to boost O3, the other side of the equation is to REDUCE O6. That means steadfastly avoiding processed oils, and reducing foods with high ratios of O6--e.g.... (more)

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by 5 · October 30, 2014 at 4:38 AM

Probably this have been asked a thousand times but I'm looking for the best Omega 3 Brand right now.

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foreveryoung 0 · January 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM

The best brand is called "decrease your omega 6 (so you don't overload on PUFAs) and consume shellfish instead." It doesn't exactly roll of the tongue like "Nordic Naturals" or "Eskimo-3" do, but don't let the name fool you- it's a great brand... (more)

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by 50 · October 30, 2014 at 4:17 AM

http://www2.sainsburys.co.uk/food/foodandfeatures/safety_quality/articles/eggs.htm Look at the big selection of eggs there - cage-free, barn, free-range, taste the difference free-range, woodland free-range, organic free-range, and organic... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 20, 2012 at 1:19 PM

^ jungle fowl. Cool i didnt even think about where chickens came from. "This behaviour stems from the hen???s natural ???jungle fowl??? instinct to shelter under trees and protect themselves from predators. Woodland hens are more content to... (more)

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