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Old 04-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Is fish oil known for having any particular effect on stool?
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:53 PM   #2
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Mainly if you take it on an empty stomach and/or have trouble digesting fats.
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
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I don't take it every day, but when I do, it's with a meal and I take 2 x 1000 mg's at a time. I haven't exceeded 4 capsules in a day. The recommendation on the bottle is 3 daily, 1 with each meal.

I haven't yet noticed any anomalies when consuming high concentrations of other fats/oils though.
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For lack of a better term...It has made my poop fluffy and float on the surface of the water. Other than that nothing. I think there is a thread WAY back about almost the same thing.
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For lack of a better term...It has made my poop fluffy and float on the surface of the water. Other than that nothing. I think there is a thread WAY back about almost the same thing.
I just did a quick thread title search on "fish oil" and didn't see anything that appeared to be about stool.

I believe I've read that floaters are indicative of higher fat content, so what you're experiencing would be consistent with that.

Anyway, I'm more talking along the lines of firmness/squirtiness, although this may simply be a more extreme degree on the same scale of fluffy texture.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:53 PM   #6
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I wouldn't recommend it, but people who have high dosed fish oil tend to note that it'll make you a bit "runny".

I used to push fish oil fairly high, at least by my standards @ 10-15 1 gram caps/day, and didn't have any issues though.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:19 AM   #7
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High fat content in general gives you runny shit. You get used to it.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:54 AM   #8
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Dan John has written a few times that fish oil is "self regulating", because you'll stop taking as much when you get a little runny ;p
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High fat content in general gives you runny shit. You get used to it.
Raising fish oil to where one has consistently runny stools means that one is wasting money on fish oil that's going straight to the toilet.

If runny stools happen easily with relatively minor increases in fat intake, there's a gallbladder/bile issue.
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What do you mean by gallbladder issue? Is this something common with increased fat intake?
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