Each cap has 1g of fat so about 6-10 capsules spread out through the day?
No. You want 6-10 grams of Omega 3 fats, the good stuff. Many brands have 180mg EPA and 120mg DHA per cap. Together, thats 300mg of the good stuff per cap–so you’d need 20 caps to get the recommended 6 grams.
Note that the DHA/EPA ratio is heavily skewed towards EPA. This is where Flameout shines–it has more DHA than EPA, which some claim is good for us guys. In fact, I worked it out once, and I believe there is about the same amount of DHA in 4 Flameout caps as there are in 20 caps of most brands of fish oil.
That’s not entirely accurate. For instance the ones that I use have 600mg of other Omega 3 (the base ALA form) and 100 mg of other fats. Your label should be able to tell you that.
Also what was said early in the thread (especially with what I said according to John Berardi and fat loss), uses these kind of capsules, a generic 30% concentration, to get results.
I don’t get what you’re saying isn’t accurate.
Every single article I’ve read, when speaking in terms of how many grams of fish oil one should consume, is speaking of the EPA/DHA combo.
Eg, see today’s article.
From the article:
How to Apply This Stuff Today!
With all the health and emerging fat loss benefits of fish oil, you definitely want to start taking some today. Here’s how you can get started:
Find a brand that’s very pure and potent so you don’t burp fish or have to take a lot of capsules. Flameout is a great choice, especially because the study that shows an exercise/fish oil interact was using a DHA-rich fish oil like Flameout.
Take 2-3 grams of EPA/DHA per day. This is the lowest dosage I’d use to elicit a fat loss benefit. You may need to crank it up to 5 grams of EPA/DHA as the response can vary between individuals.
You can take the 2-3 grams at one time, but if you’re going to use a 5 gram dosage I’d split it up between morning and night.
Take your fish oil with food. If you take it in the morning, take it with food to reduce the chance that it’ll get oxidized as energy.
If you find that you do burp fish, keep your fish oil in the freezer. That’ll stop your fish burps!