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Old 10-30-2007, 02:09 PM   #41
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So Dr. G what brands do u recomend? I take Carlson's fish oil liquid right now.
interesting report on consumer lab...dont have a full access to find out which ones "failed".
http://www.consumerlab.com/results/omega3.asp
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:20 PM   #42
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Dr G...
I currently take 3 costco tablets w/ breakfast & Dinner. At luch I take a tablespoon and a half of Carlsons. Is this enough for 185lb male? I'm pretty active should i take more?
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:41 PM   #43
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The Cosco softgels contain (last time I checked) ~300mg EPA+DHA per 1000mg fish oil softgel. So 6 in a day would get you to ~1800mg (6g fish oil). 1.5 Tbsp of Carlson's would get you somewhere around 4500mg EPA+DHA (~19g fish oil). So you're approximately around 6300mg EPA+DHA per day, a total of around 25g of "fish oil" a day. That's a pretty good amount.

While you're not exactly my patient, I'd say you don't need any more. You might do well with less. Also, if you get lots of California sun, you may not need as much A&D from the CLO. It would be wise for you to research the side effects of too much Vitamin D:

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Early symptoms of hypercalcemia may include nausea, vomiting, and anorexia (appetite/weight loss), followed by polyuria (excess urination), polydipsia (excess thirst), weakness, fatigue, somnolence, headache, anorexia, dry mouth, metallic taste, vertigo, tinnitus (ear ringing), and ataxia (unsteadiness).
If you notice any of these, cut back or cut out the CLO. Also, if you are still eating the nightshades, this hypercalcemia can become more of an insidious problem (the nightshades have a vitamin D-like effect, not totally similar, and I don't believe it shows up on blood tests for Vitamin D).

Long story short, I think you're fine. If your budget is straining, I'd say you could take out a half Tablespoon of the CLO and still be well covered.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:00 PM   #44
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Dr. G where is the best and cheapest place to purchase these brands you recommend?
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:13 AM   #45
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Carlsons fish oil is cheapest from Amazon, I have found. I buy it 3 bottles at a time, and it works out to less than $25 a bottle.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:42 AM   #46
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Is Josh taking Carlsons CLO or Carlsons fish oil?

Casey, I typically buy my Carlsons(CLO and fish oil) and Coromega from vitaminshoppe.com I typically get 1 bottel for $25.
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Thnaks Dr. G
Allen: I'm using carlson's fish oil.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:49 AM   #48
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Casey, I typically buy my Carlsons(CLO and fish oil) and Coromega from vitaminshoppe.com I typically get 1 bottel for $25.
Is that the 8oz or 16.9oz bottle? Vitacost has the 16.9oz for $23.
http://www.vitacost.com/Carlson-The-...inest-Fish-Oil
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Casey,
I don't do research like that on prices, I just sell what I recommend out of my office.

ProThera is a physician-direct brand. I sell the Green Pastures oils at their retail price from their website.

One can always look for the cheapest route or one can support others who may have higher prices (due to less volume and better customer service) for other reasons. As in, there's no one from Amazon here on this board offering their opinion for free in this area.

If you'd like to find out prices and/or order from me, the contact info (ask for Cori) is on my website link in my signature.
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Is that the 8oz or 16.9oz bottle? Vitacost has the 16.9oz for $23.
http://www.vitacost.com/Carlson-The-...inest-Fish-Oil
The 16.9, good stuff on the vitacost I'll check it out next time.
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