Has anyone ever used this thing? I weight 260lbs Used a factor of 1 because I think I'm pretty banged up... 1 serving (2 capsules) gives you 370 EPA and 230 DHA
The calulator told me I need 87 fish oils per day...I feel like I'm doing something wrong...or I underestimate how much fish oil people are supplementing...
In general, I'm against excessive fish oil consumption (and 87 pills is way too excessive).
I wish I remembered the blog, which discussed a clinical study where doses as small (large really) as 3 grams of fish oil were correlated with higher total mortality and cell mutations than smaller doses like 1.0 gram. I thinks it is important to remember that isolated compounds (especially ones that can easily go rancid like fish oil) are not cure alls or even necessarily as effective as the compound when found in food.
A great post about fish oil vs. fish itself is over at the Perfect Health Diet blog where they say this,
In fact, clinical trials have compared eating fish to eating fish oil capsules. Fish consumption has an excellent record in a number of clinical trials, but fish oil capsule supplements do not.
In the Diet and Angina Randomized Trial (DART-2), 3114 men with stable angina were followed for 3-9 years. There was a control group, a group advised to eat oily fish like salmon, and a group taking 3 fish oil capsules daily. There was a significant increase in sudden cardiac death among the subgroup taking fish oil capsules.
In addition such other paleo-luminaries are relatively anti-fish oil consumption such as Kurt Harris over at paleonu.com.
I know this answer may seem biased, but I am assuming that the OP has read and hear the arguments in favor for Fish Oil by Robb Wolf and the Whole 9 (obviously) and others.
I do not supplement fish oil as I prefer to avoid supplemental "drugs" and instead focus on limited all PUFA consumption and work on ratios within this by eating fatty fish.
I would definitely stop taking the pills and buy the liquid - I like Barlean's Fresh Catch and Carlson's lemon or orange flavored fish oil is nice as well. The EPA/DHA is a LOT higher in the liquid form than it is in the pill form.
Fish oil isn't a drug, it's just the oil of fish in a pill....
The best fish oil is the kind that comes in a bottle with no additives. I don't see what's wrong with taking a teaspoon or 2 with a meal.
You guys think you're getting enough omega 3 by eating grass fed meats? Doesn't it contain not much anyway, and doesn't have lots of DHA like fish oil.
Better supplement if you want the brain food, eating fish once a week isn't enough.
Fish oil = brain food. It can even help with the brain fog and depression/fussyness that dairy causes.
I personally notice a great improvement by supplementing fish oil, mentally I am sharper, have more focus and are able to think clearer. Physically there is less inflammation, also helps the mood, not just cognition.
*edited for "attack" lol
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