The only way that you will run into trouble consuming large amounts of Fish Oil is if you buy the cheap brands. Many times we read on this very site about someone purchasing their supplements at Wal-Mart and bragging about all of the money that they saved. I always assume that these are younger guys who have not yet woken up to the reality that you get what you pay for.
The highly touted major brands by reputable companies such as “Flameout” by Biotest will only improve your health in many ways.
I have been taking 6G to 9G of Fish Oil daily for about 6 years now and my blood lipid profile has improved because of it. I have a higher HDL (good cholesterol) and a lower LDL (bad cholesterol) as a direct result of my fish oil consumption. This is something that training alone could not produce.
On top of that fish oil acts as a blood thinner.
Why is that good?
Well, some very smart folks attribute thinner blood to less of a chance of blood clotting and heart attack. That’s one reason that most doctors recommend taking one baby aspirin per day, as it thins the blood.
I guess doctors don’t always get it wrong huh?
Seriously, if you consume fish oil and a little vitamin E most can skip the aspirin and have a great amount of heart protection naturally!
And then there are the actual bodybuilding benefits of fish oil… I could go on but I won’t.
I personally feel that the greatest product that Biotest has yet to deliver to the market place is “Flameout.” And I highly recommend it. It’s not just a bodybuilding supplement but as a health aid to assist you in living a longer and healthier life.
All the best,
The one weakness of this board is the constant promotion of the supplements that it sells. I have no idea what Flameout is (nor do I care) but there are high quality pharmaceutical brands out there such as Carlson’s, Ascenta Health, Genestra, etc. No, you can’t buy these at Wal-Mart.
You can run into huge problems with large doses of fish oil. There is a threshold of benefits and those can quickly turn into things that will harm your body. That’s great that your health has improved, etc. but having a high ration of omega 3’s can be alot worse for you than the same for omega 6’s.
I’m not trying to knock fish oil at all, but I just don’t think it’s proven that it’s safe long term.
You are making some critical errors.
First, should I, as a member of T-Nation, NOT promote a product that I know works simply because it is sold by Biotest? I did in fact mention that there are “highly touted major brands” that should be purchased.
However, should I encourage others to take products that I have never taken and know little about?
Furthermore, doesn’t it make sense that anyone who hangs out here on a regular basis and buys Biotest products would recommend them? They work, are reasonably priced and are of the highest quality.
Are we supposed to NOT mention any Biotest brand simply to make visitors like you feel better?
Finally, I want to see your studies on the dangers of fish oil. I have no knowledge of such information. However, I do have plenty of information regarding the benefits of said supplement.
And as I said I have taken high doses for about six years with great results!