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Eric S. Jensen 03-29-2009 10:06 AM

Head spinning. How much fish oil?
Trying to figure out how much fish oil should be taken daily. I've read 3-6g, 9g and other's recommending up to 45g per day.

Also, keeping your fish oil in the freezer? Helps to reduce the burp taste? I've been taking Costco kirkland brand. About 4 pills 4x daily for the last 10 days. If my maths right this is about 16g a day. Am I over doing it here?

Bottle reads 1000 mg of concentrated fish oil
300 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Eric Montgomery 03-29-2009 10:23 AM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
When I asked Robb Wolf about this his answer was to vary it between 5-15g a day and see how you feel. Remember to consider the purity (EPA+DHA), which for Kirkland brand is 300mg per capsule. So you're not really getting 16g a day, you're getting 4.8g a day (300mg x 16 pills = 4.8g). So bumping it up by one or two pills a day for a week might be worth trying, you won't OD on it.

No experience with freezing it but haven't really had problems with fish burps...I've seen a few other people recommend it though.

Eric S. Jensen 03-29-2009 10:30 AM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?

Thanks I was confused on what number to multiply. I'm going to double my intake and see how I feel after a couple weeks.

Eric Montgomery 03-29-2009 01:12 PM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
Just got back from Costco...400 caps of Kirkland fish oil for $8.99, minus another $3 per if you've got the coupon from their mailer. Their expiration date is May 2012 so there's no reason not to stock can buy 10 at a time. The fish oil alone makes Costco worth the $50 annual fee.

Steven Low 03-29-2009 01:49 PM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
Lyle recommends I think ~3-5g EPA+DHA per day.


I'd aim for about 4-5g and then up if you need to like previously said.

The liquid stuff is always the best deal I believe (depending on where you get it from).... but costco is great.

Moran Bentzur 03-29-2009 01:55 PM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
Freezing the capsuls deffinetly diminished my fish burps. As for amount, I take 6 capsuls a day, which is 1.8g of omega. I should probably take more but cost is also an issue. I try to eat at least 3 servings of fish a week to get some more.

Eric S. Jensen 03-29-2009 07:08 PM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
Nothing gets destroyed by freezing them though right?

Moran Bentzur 03-29-2009 11:48 PM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
I would guess the opposite, i.e. they would last longer in the freezer before going rancid.

Kevin Doyle 03-30-2009 03:54 PM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
I'm taking 1000 mg twice a day and when I work out I can smell it. It's coming out of my pores hard core. I switched brands today, Olympian I believe, and it was bbaaaaadddd while doing Nicole. I was kind of shocked by it. I can't imagine taking another serving of it during the day but how much is the recommended dosage?

Eric S. Jensen 03-30-2009 07:41 PM

Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?
i mean I would have guessed that they last longer as well but just wanted to make sure. It's not like they would sit around long enough to go rancid. Currently taking 32 pills per day or 9.6 g and not experiencing any burps or smell.

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