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Vitamin D and Fish Oil Help.


#1

Hey T-Nation, just a couple of questions here.

I am currently taking 6 1200mg soft gels of fish oil daily. Is this too much or too little? I weight 170 pounds.

I also just purchased a bottle of vitamin D3. I have heard a lot of respected members recommending it but i'm not sure i should be taking d3 or d2? I also have no idea about the dosages.

Any help would be awesome! Thanks.


#2

Hey, you may want to read this

also, you could check out Flameout in the store and base it off that. Before I started taking Flameout though, I used to base my fish oil intake by taking enough until I got the runs and than backing off a few capsules. I prefer to just take my 4 Flameout a day though.


#3

D3, and you are fine taking 6 fish oil pills per day.


#4

[quote]KcThrows wrote:
I used to base my fish oil intake by taking enough until I got the runs and than backing off a few capsules. [/quote]

Can you go too far with this? I stopped adding more when I got to 15 capsules/day and still didn’t get the runs.

The ones I take are 180mg EPA & 120mg DHA per softgel.


#5

[quote]JLone wrote:
D3, and you are fine taking 6 fish oil pills per day. [/quote]

x2.

I personally take 4,000 IUs of D3 a day


#6

[quote]Diddy Ryder wrote:

[quote]KcThrows wrote:
I used to base my fish oil intake by taking enough until I got the runs and than backing off a few capsules. [/quote]

Can you go too far with this? I stopped adding more when I got to 15 capsules/day and still didn’t get the runs.

The ones I take are 180mg EPA & 120mg DHA per softgel.[/quote]

Shoot for 1800mg of EPA and 1200mg of DHA per day.


#7

[quote]elusive wrote:

[quote]JLone wrote:
D3, and you are fine taking 6 fish oil pills per day. [/quote]

x2.

I personally take 4,000 IUs of D3 a day[/quote]

Do you notice the benefits of this?

I take around 2000 IUs of D3 and a few grams of fish oil to support my HDL levels and because zraw says so lol.


#8

[quote]Ripsaw3689 wrote:

[quote]elusive wrote:

[quote]JLone wrote:
D3, and you are fine taking 6 fish oil pills per day. [/quote]

x2.

I personally take 4,000 IUs of D3 a day[/quote]

Do you notice the benefits of this?

I take around 2000 IUs of D3 and a few grams of fish oil to support my HDL levels and because zraw says so lol.[/quote]

No, can’t really say I notice anything. I’m not out in the sun all that often, so I figured I should supplement with it.


#9

Zraw gives some excellent advice on the use of fish oil and d3 :wink: Sorry buddy I couldn’t help it!