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by 5 · about 2 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 0 · about 2 hours ago

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 188 · about 2 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 1005 · about 2 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 2 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 5 · about 3 hours ago

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 697 · about 3 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 50 · about 3 hours ago

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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by 14877 · about 3 hours ago

I've noticed that a lot of people keep saying that we're poor converters of ALA to EPA and DHA, so we should get our omega 3s from meat and fish. The latter is true, but grass fed beef contains ALA, not EPA and DHA. ALA is the same fat in... (more)

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Harmen 0 · June 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I think that dietary ALA intake is more necessary than commonly thought. It is argued that the only function of ALA in the body is to produce DHA and EPA - thus it is not required if you have enough fish in your diet. Thereby, the conversion of... (more)

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by 38 · about 3 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 267 · about 3 hours ago

Hey All, I was just wondering what the latest verdict on this fish oil is. I know a while ago, they used to list the combined EPA and DHA levels, and Robb Wolf himself said that he had done some research and found their brand to be pretty solid.... (more)

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James_3 0 · October 26, 2011 at 2:13 AM

Kirkland brand's not good anymore. Cheaped out, ultra low on the DHA/EPA, ultra high on the misc other components. They've got others there though like the wild salmon one that's better

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by 94 · about 4 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 358 · about 4 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 4283 · about 4 hours ago

I hear algae DHA being recommended as a pure form of DHA by various paleo gurus, but when I went to the store to buy some I noticed that its packed in sunflower oil and soy. So is there a specific brand to buy?

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puckett 0 · June 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Try it in liquid form. Deva, O-Mega Zen, and Dr. Fuhrman offer it.

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by 56616 · about 4 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 25467 · about 4 hours ago

Answer will follow if no one gets it!

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The_Quilt 0 · March 24, 2011 at 1:52 AM

Fish oil is an essential fatty acid. The current supply world wide is very un paleo.....even if you eat fish all day long you can never come close to Robb's formula can you? therefore it MUST come from outside your diet unless your Jordan TooToo.... (more)

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by 3244 · about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 7292 · October 23, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Americans are known for having the world's most expensive urine due to the many supplements we take on a regular basis. Since going paleo, I have drastically cut down on my vitamin and mineral supplements due to not needing them with such an... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM

How expensive is your pee? Ask yourself how much protein you're overeating.

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by 9402 · October 23, 2014 at 3:34 AM

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 · October 23, 2014 at 3:31 AM

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 313 · October 23, 2014 at 3:28 AM

Are polyunsaturated fats necessary in our diet at all? I am having difficulty researching this and sorting through all of the BS which gets planted on all of the pages of results. I am sorry if this is a dumb question LOL but I have been so busy... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · January 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Eat pastured egg yolks... Yes we need PUFAs: http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/PUFA-Special-Report.html Current reviews and textbooks call the omega-6 linoleic acid and the omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid "essential fatty acids" (EFA) and cite... (more)

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by 8574 · October 23, 2014 at 3:28 AM

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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