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How Many Caps of Fish Oil?


#1

how many should i take a day?
if it affects anything i weigh around 180


#2

Depends on your goals, and the quality of the fish oil. I take 5 or 6 with each meal.


#3

Doctors recommend 2 a day. And doctors are always right, right?


#4

A good rule of thumb is to take your body fat% in caps a day. So, if your 15% you would take 15 capsules assuming you buy regular cheap fish oil containing 300mg of EPA and DHA. Ultimately you should consume 3-6g of EPA and DHA...


#5

4 Flameout, 3 times a day!

LR


#6

I just got Triple Strength Fish Oil from GNC and I'll prob take 5 a day.


#7

I hate doctors recommendations for things like this (as well as the recommendations on the bottle).

I always ask if someone my size (6' 6" and around 230lbs) is suppose to take the same amount as a female friend of mine (5' 6" and around 120 lbs) and get the same effect.


#8

Impossible to give a useful answer without knowing the DHA and EPA potency per capsule.

If we're talking Flameout, you only need 4 a day. You'll need much more than that with most products, however.


#9

Can anyone chime in on timing and manner of consumption, in terms of nutrient partitioning and so on? I imagine this might depend on one's goals, or maybe not at all.

At one point, I took 20 caps a day--typically 5 with breakfast, 5 with lunch, 5 with dinner, and 5 with a post-dinner meal (or at times alone)--but cut down after reading somewhere (and somewhat experiencing) how megadosing could indeed make you sick. I believe there's already a thread that exists which covers this. Also, the smallest cut would bleed me like a bitch.


#10

Can anyone chime in on timing and manner of consumption, in terms of nutrient partitioning and so on? I imagine this might depend on one's goals, or maybe not at all.

At one point, I took 20 caps a day--typically 5 with breakfast, 5 with lunch, 5 with dinner, and 5 with a post-dinner meal (or at times alone)--but cut down after reading somewhere (and somewhat experiencing) how megadosing could indeed make you sick. I believe there's already a thread that exists which covers this. Also, the smallest cut would bleed me like a bitch.


#11

Take 4 Flameouts all at once, or split throughout day? My goal is weight loss, does dosage change on goals? I have been taking 2 at lunch, and 2 post workout, maybe 1-1.5 hrs afterwards.


#12

the front of this fish oil bottle says EPA 410 mg - DHA 274 mg
the back under supplement facts says:
fish oil 1200 mg
and total omega 3 fatty acids 684 mg
i weigh 180 and if my goal is to maintain and lose fat, how many should i take a day


#13

i take 3 - 6 after a meal

it just might sound crazy, but i go by feel?

i have extra after a night of drinking... along with vit C E and a complex multi

and some calcium too


#14

it doesnt matter if you take 10g of fishoil

what matters is the epa and dha content... thas why Flameout is so potent


#15

I pop two caps of Flameout and two caps of the Rexall brand (I dunno, Wal-Nasty caries it) with each meal.


#16

i take 2 Flameout in the morning and 2 Flameout before bed. im 5'10 170


#17

yeah this is something i'm always wondering, i just take 2 seven seas one a day cod liver oil tabs.

85mg of EPA & DHA - don't exceed dosage surely fish oil isn't gonna do anything!!

but its has 100% rda of vit A as well as my mutil vitamins can taking too much vitamins in supplment form mess you up somehow??