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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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Old 04-12-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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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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Old 04-12-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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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, 04:26 AM   #7
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Whenever I tried 15-20g I got really nasty diarrhea, but that was done in only 2 servings, now I'm back to 10g and may try upping the doses but spread out over the day.
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I've noticed absolutely no difference.
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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".
This happen to me. I eat a LOT of salmon as well as take the pills.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:19 AM   #10
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High fat content in general gives you runny shit. You get used to it.
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