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How Much Fish Oil?


#1

Hi.
Can someone please give me some advice on fish oil. I have read that it's good to supplement for both joint health and fat loss and they are the two things that are important to me.
I live in oman and cannot find any Biotest products out here at all. I would like to use Flameout, but there is no way of me getting it here and to ship it would cost to mush.

I would like to know how much I should take each day and in what quantites (EPA, DHA).
Thank you.


#2

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/blog_sports_training_performance_bodybuilding_alpha/fish_oil_and_fat_loss_2

try the search next time :wink:


#3

Hi dpower.
I had already done a search, but what I was confused with was the % of EPA to DHA.
Flameout has more DHA, whereas all of the others I have been looking at are the other way around.
Thanks.


#4

Carlsons has a brand of fish oil that has higher DHA than EPA. Maybe it will be available in Oman.


#5

So it does matter if i’m taking something that has more EPA than DHA.


#6

Everyone is different. Snag what you can for now and see how it goes for you.

Get some pills/oil and start with a little and work your way up to the amount where you say “I feel pretty good this morning”

That’s what I did and it saved me a lot of money.


#7

Thanks B rock.
I’ll get a hold of what I can and take it from there.


#8

My understanding is that DHA is more closely linked to reducing inflammation, which is why Flameout has a much higher percentage of it than other products.


#9

Hi.
Sorry to keep going on, but I want to make sure that i’m supplementing right.
I have just found a liquid fish oil (using capsuels would have cost me a fortune).
It is by twinlab and it has a joint EPA, DHA of 900mg per 5 ml.
The EPA is 554mg and DHA is 369mg.
I was going to start taking 5 ml 4x per day.
Is this a good place to start.