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Fish Oil

I’m a fan of Poliquin’s work, and a common factor in almost all of his articles seems to be the necessity of fish oil in one’s diet. I’m finally convinced that I need to invest in some, but have been having a hard time finding out what type and what quantity to take. On this site alone, I’ve seen 1 gram a day, 3 grams a day, 6 grams a day, 10 grams a day, and more. I’ve also seen recommendations for different brands of fish oil- coromega, carlson, barry sears’ fish oil, etc…

What is the final verdict?

-I’m 6’4 and about 230 lbs, assuming that matters for dosage…

I have both Flameout and Carlsson’s. Everyday I get in one serving of Flameout (~3grams EPA/DHA), and 1 tbsp Carlsson’s (~4grams EPA/DHA). I think if anything, it’s really helped my mood. I don’t get stressed out nearly as much as I used to before taking it.

[quote]Doug Adams wrote:
I have both Flameout and Carlsson’s. Everyday I get in one serving of Flameout (~3grams EPA/DHA), and 1 tbsp Carlsson’s (~4grams EPA/DHA). I think if anything, it’s really helped my mood. I don’t get stressed out nearly as much as I used to before taking it.[/quote]

Doug,

Where do you purchase your Carlsson’s?

Thanks

[quote]new2training wrote:

Doug,

Where do you purchase your Carlsson’s?

Thanks[/quote]

Amazon. It was a little bit cheaper than going directly to the vitamin shoppe website.

I originally thought that Flameout was too expensive compared to the competing products. It turns out that the price is nearly equivalent when you take the amount and DHA/EPA ratio per serving into consideration. Add my trust in Biotest products into the equation and it’s an easy choice.

And no, I don’t work for them. (A free T-shirt would be nice though - X-Large please)

As far as dosage goes, take as much or little as you like depending on your needs and budget. I’d recommend you just follow the label.

[quote]Kruiser wrote:
I originally thought that Flameout was too expensive compared to the competing products. It turns out that the price is nearly equivalent when you take the amount and DHA/EPA ratio per serving into consideration. Add my trust in Biotest products into the equation and it’s an easy choice.

And no, I don’t work for them. (A free T-shirt would be nice though - X-Large please)

As far as dosage goes, take as much or little as you like depending on your needs and budget. I’d recommend you just follow the label.[/quote]

Berardi and Lowery recommend 6 to 10 g /day

I take liquide omega 3 high concentration in DHA EPA so 1 tbsp gives me almost 4 g of one and 2g of the other (just can’t remember which one) Apparently the liquid is more concentrated then the gel pills. I normally take 2 tbsp a day.

[quote]Doug Adams wrote:
new2training wrote:

Doug,

Where do you purchase your Carlsson’s?

Thanks

Amazon. It was a little bit cheaper than going directly to the vitamin shoppe website.

[/quote]

Thanks Doug.

I looked at several stores and could not find it anywhere.