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Unread 06-22-2010, 09:10 AM   #71
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Here is a new study on high EPA fish oil and depression:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/06...ion/14854.html

OmegaBrite is one brand with this ratio.
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Unread 06-28-2010, 07:13 PM   #72
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I just got a shipment from Puritan's Pride......Omega-3 Fish Oil capsules 1200 mg. The directions say take 2 softgels one to three times a day. What is the optimal dosage? There's a big difference between taking 2 a day and 6 a day.

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Unread 06-29-2010, 07:26 AM   #73
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We never take really high dose...and we see benefits.

I'd do one regular strength twice a day with a meal to start.

We started at one a day, but then I removed transfats and lowered omega-6 consumption at the same time. We also took one flax oil a day.

If your goal is to reduce severe inflammation from your MS, you can then raise the fish oil as you see fit, after you see what 2 a day do for you. Now most of the inflammatory transfats are out of our foods as well, and that is an improvement right there.
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Lightbulb For those who prefer a video presentation...

Here is a show from Dr. Oz. It is greatly simplified, but does the basics well:

4 parts.
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/know-...tty-acids-pt-1
At the bottom of each page is a link to the next 3 parts.
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Here is a show from Dr. Oz. It is greatly simplified, but does the basics well:

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Mrs. D....I started taking "Neptune Krill 1000" by NOW products. I notice that it contains only 230 - 300 mg of Omega-3. The dosage is one per day. Should I take 2 or go back to my original Fish Oil 1360mg which contains 950 mg of Omega 3 in each capsule? The Krill supplement is much more expensive especially if I have to double the dosage.
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The krill oil is supposed to be more absorbed, so less is more.

I take 2 of them a day. I had my blood work done, and it was exactly the same as before with 2 fish oils.

Two a day with food is a good start. You can always increase if you feel the need later.

I get 90 for about $12.99 (with 5.00 coupon) at Costco. So I buy ahead,
during the coupon sales. Some places really charge high prices for this,
so shop around! MegaRed is the one I use.
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Can you share what the best brand/type/dose of omega 3 is cause I want to change and see if I feel any difference? Possibly one that I can get both the benefits of fish and flax. Thank you.
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Lightbulb New amazing EFA product:

Now you can fortify any food you want with EFAs

http://newhope360.com/news/nordic-na...mega-3-fortify

Available at most outlets...Amazon and Vitacost are just two common sources.

This is a dry powder with no fishy taste that can be mixed into any food you want, to fortify EFA content. Pretty nifty idea IMO.
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Wink How DHA works in the brain:

Some information about Fish oil and memory:

http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/06...ory/40869.html
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Here are some quick notes about my experiences with EFAs as a vegan.

Flaxseed oil - personally caused me quite nasty breast pain, and had no other effects. It took me two months to figure this out, and then I had a Google and discovered that while it's a rare side effect, I'm not the only one who's had it. I wouldn't say that you need to avoid flaxseed oil for this reason, just bear it in mind if you notice that you are getting (increased) breast pain. The usual objection to flaxseed oil is that not much of it gets converted to Omega 3s in the body, so that it's easy to think that you're getting a much higher dose than you really are.

Evening primrose oil, borage oil - tried various doses, didn't notice an effect either way.

Echium seed oil - sold as Echiomega, made by Igennus http://shop.igennus.com/Echiomega.html It contains 162mg ALA and 72mg SDA per capsule. SDA is a precursor to EPA, so again, you get less of the actual Omega 3. There's no DHA. Igennus have something against DHA for some reason, they remove it from their fish oil. The only effect I noticed was that my periods were shorter and lighter, which was welcome as I have a copper IUD. Apparently this is a reasonably common effect with Omega 3 oils. I think I'm getting the same effect on algae oil.

Algae oil - originally tried V-Pure http://www.nuique.com/omega3/, which contains 200mg DHA and 50mg EPA per capsule, but have now moved onto Opti3 http://opti3omega.com/indexd.html, which contains 200mg DHA, 100mg EPA, and 100iu vegan Vitamin D3 per capsule. The people who make Opti3 also make Vitashine vegan Vitamin D3 http://vitashine-d3.com/.

I've just bumped up the dose of Opti3 to three capsules a day, and I think it's helping my eyes to be less dry. Hard to tell, really. The V-Pure had a fishy smell which I suspect could indicate rancidity, but the Opti3 doesn't smell of anything at all. Also it's a bit cheaper.

I've just quickly looked up some fish oils, and it seems that the ratio of EPA to DHA is markedly different. Fish oils have much more EPA, algae oils have more DHA. Fish oils are a lot cheaper, of course, but may not be acceptable for veggies like me, people with fish allergies, or people who are concerned about heavy metal toxicity (not that I've really bothered to get to the bottom of the heavy metal business, since I've not eaten fish since I was three).

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