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Old 08-18-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
Joe Mahoney
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Another fish oil question (sorry!)


I've been following CF for almost a year and try to follow a Zone diet as much as possible. In my breakfast shakes, I've been adding a product made by Spectrum Essentials called Organic Enriched Flax Oil, both for adding fat and for the Omega-3 quantities. The ingredients list 7 grams per serving of Omega-3 per tablespoon, along with 2 grams Omega-6 and 2.5 grams Omega-9. Fat amount is 13 grams per tablespoon.

Browsing through the many posts on this message board has left me confused, to say the least. Some posts say this amount is about what I'd need (I'm 5'-7", 140 lbs, 8% BF when last tested but it's around 10 now), others posts have me believe it's overkill. So, I turn to the community for their input - does this seem appropriate for me?

Any advice can be appreciated. Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
Jamie J. Skibicki
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Re: Another fish oil question (sorry!)

SO your asking a question that was widely debated in all the previous posts, do you expect it to be different this time? Was there a particular point that was skipped in the other posts? If so, why didn't post to those threads instead of creating this one?
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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Re: Another fish oil question (sorry!)

And flaxseed isn't the best source for EPA/DHA, stick with fish oil.
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