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Old 09-28-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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Omega-3 fatty acids protect against diabetes: study
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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and I hear they make men look more attractive to women too! (that would sell more Fish Oil if they adopted that marketing strategy...)

Seriously Fish Oil does everything.....cures* all.....and protects against everything....oh yeah also saves muscle.....pretty sure I'm sold on it!

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:35 PM   #3
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man, i wish i had know that 3 years ago...it's a little late for me now!
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:36 PM   #4
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Is there much difference between fish oil and flax seed oil; is one better than the other? Also, recomended brands?
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:02 AM   #5
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Brandon,
Here's a short article on the difference:
http://www.aboutomega3.com/the_ultim..._fish_oil.html

Personally, I use:
ProThera liquid fish oil (~2900mg EPA+DHA per teaspoon!)
Green Pastures Blue Ice Gold Therapeutics liquid (5000iu A, 500iu D in 1/5 teaspoon, plus some Activator X butter oil)
2-4 Tbsp fresh ground organic flaxseeds in my shake (I don't have this everyday)

If you're interested in the oils above, just PM me.
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:12 AM   #6
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Is there much difference between fish oil and flax seed oil; is one better than the other? Also, recomended brands?
Flax is an Omega 3 at the top at of the chain, Fish is at the bottom with EPA and DHA. Alot of Flax down converts into very little EPA/DHA. Flax is ok for calorie wise, not a good substitute for getting your EPA/DHA.
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Flax is an Omega 3 at the top at of the chain, Fish is at the bottom with EPA and DHA. Alot of Flax down converts into very little EPA/DHA. Flax is ok for calorie wise, not a good substitute for getting your EPA/DHA.
5-10% of the ALA in Flax converts to EPA/DHA. Ironically, saturated fat intake improves the conversion rate, yet most people taking flax are deathly afraid of saturated fat. I seem to recall Greg or Robb saying that too much flax can actually adversely affect your body's ability to process EPA/DHA....anything on that anyone?
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