awesome response, thats the kind of thing i was looking for!!
30g of fish oil - how does that translate into the softgels?
add DHAs to EPAs = total gram?
or is it the total gram of the capsule?
im on a high fat diet, and i have no problems eating enough total fat what with egg yolks, olive oil, nuts, avacados.
however i feel that i am missing this ‘balance’ by not including flax oil and fish oil in great enough quantities.
is it as simple as saying 1 gram of flaxseed (oil or meal) = 1 gram of olive oil = 1 gram of fish oil?
obviously the form that the product takes (meal/oil/caps) is mportant?
i would guess that just being aware and including all fats in your diet will lead you to a rough balance.[/quote]
There are a lot of contextual elements to consider when it comes to your omega 3 supplementation. While there are a tremendous amount of benefits of supplementing with fish oil we need to take into consideration what your ultimate goals are. Seeing as you are trying to gain, super dosing with fish oils is not the best approach as o3s are anti-inflammatories and reduce injured muscles “inflamed” state - which is counter-productive to muscle gain.
Inflammation, when it comes to the post-workout state of being, is a good thing. It means the body is pumping blood into the muscle to deal with the trauma. You just need to make sure your body has the right nutrients to support the repair. Super-dosing with anti-inflamatories means that you are reducing that attention.
In terms of the other guy who I imagine is following some sort of very low-carb, cyclical diet, the super-dosing of o3s makes a little more sense as the benefits one gets from o3s is actually in line with fat loss - it actually improves the bodies release of stored fat. Also, as he is in a calorically deprived state, he needs to guard against the body shutting down its release of stored fatty acids. While it’s not necessarily the most cost-effective approach in my opinion, it does ensure that the body is getting the fat it needs from diet while helping with cholesterol and other issues o3s help with.
Finally, I would steer away from flaxseed oil supplementation and source the majority of your o3s from fish and krill oil. Flaxseed oil is too tough for the body to process and the amount EPA and DHA your body actually gets from its supplementation is quite low.
Hope that helps but shoot back with any questions.