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Old 10-12-2007, 02:01 PM   #21
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In no particular order.....

Caps usually need 8-12 to get the equivalent of 1 tablespoon of oil. Only the grams of EPA+DHA count on the label...for example a pill could say 1000mg but really only has 350mg of EPA/DHA.

Cod Liver has more Vit A&D, which can be toxic if you take too much. They always say Cod Liver Oil in the winter, Fish Oil in the summer...unless you never get any sun in the summer. Or if you are taking like 6-10grams, might want to either get only fish oil or mix CLO/FO like Dr G said above.

Spreading out vs one dose really doesnt matter...fish oil stays in your system (like a fat soluble vitamin) unlike a watersoluble vitamin like Vit C or B that gets excreted in like 4 hours and needs the divided doses.

Frozen fish oil could be some impurities or maybe fridge is too cold. It can happen. Carlsons and Nordic Naturals I find to be high quality.
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Old 10-25-2007, 05:58 AM   #22
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We buy bottles of 1000 caps at Sam's for $9.29, taking 10-15 /day they last a good while. No smell, aftertaste, burps, etc.

An article on fish oil at t-nation: http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle....cr=supplements
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:14 AM   #23
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http://www.fortified-iron.com/forum/...howtopic=42061
A whole big thread on people having excellent training boosts from large fish oil consumption with links to cheap liquid to purchase.
Vitacost got me some decent stuff. I'm on this bandwagon of 30+g a day. We'll see what happens.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:18 PM   #24
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Fish Oil in my mind is the #1 performance and fat loss supplement out there....no idea on the whole 30grams a day thing....that gets costly.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:39 PM   #25
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As has (maybe) been said before, it's not just how much fish oil one takes in a day, but how much of the "active" EPA & DHA.

For example, I had a buddy in ND school who took 15g of EPA (!) a day and developed an issue with his ability to clot/coagulate. Made a really messy sink after a tiny little cut.

The fish oil I carry has twice the EPA + DHA as the Cosco brand (600mg versus 300mg, both come in a 1000mg capsule).

So, take note of what "potency" of fish oil you're buying. There's an even bigger discrepancy in liquid fish oils.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:49 PM   #26
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Fish Oil in my mind is the #1 performance and fat loss supplement out there....no idea on the whole 30grams a day thing....that gets costly.
Going liquid makes it relatively cheap.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:02 PM   #27
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Going liquid makes it relatively cheap.
The math on the other thread is off.....they say 1 tablespoon is 15 grams? From my math and knowledge....each 200ml bottle of fish oil has 40 servings of 1.3grams (1300mg) of EPA/DHA...so to get 30 grams a day is NOT 2 tablespoons...but rather around 7 per day....which makes the bottle empty every 2 days....at $19 a bottle....that is an expensive month.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:27 PM   #28
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the 30 - 40 a day isn't trying to get 30-40 a day of EPA/DHA, rather just the oil.
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the 30 - 40 a day isn't trying to get 30-40 a day of EPA/DHA, rather just the oil.
Still not much a difference from what I see on the Carlsons fish oil label....1600mg vs 1300mg (EPA/DHA combination). Not trying to be right....just trying to figure out why someone would care about anything other than total EPA/DHA when it comes to fish oil. That and not sure how 15grams is in a tablespoon by looking at that label. Or are we converting 200ml (the size of the bottle) into 200 grams somehow...

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http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Liquid-P...mega-3-EPA-DHA

2 tsp = 9g of fish oil.
If 1 tbsp = 3 tsp, then 1 tbsp = 9*1.5 =13.5g of fishoil. I think this is the tsp to tbsp conversion, right?
So then a couple tbsp = close to 30g of fish oil.

People prob don't talk about getting the X amount of EPA-DHA because that's not where it all started; it started with some people getting results from 30-40 pills at 1g each, the standard.

Ones that have higher concentrations of EPA-DHA tend to advertise themselves as "double strength."
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