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Old 05-07-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Fish Oil

I take daily fish oil however, it seems like the crossfit journal is touching more on it's use of off setting bad fats? Can someone explain this to me and recommend how I should be taking it and how much ect.

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Old 05-07-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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I take daily fish oil however, it seems like the crossfit journal is touching more on it's use of off setting bad fats? Can someone explain this to me and recommend how I should be taking it and how much ect.

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http://whole9life.com/fish-oil/ (sfw)
This will give you a recommendation on dosage.
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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Re: Fish Oil

this refers to your omega 6 to omega 3 ratios.
there is tons of info on this online. have a look in Mark's Daliy Apple or Robb Wolf's blog for good summaries.
the whole9 calculator posted above is a good resource as well.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:17 PM   #4
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this refers to your omega 6 to omega 3 ratios.
there is tons of info on this online. have a look in Mark's Daliy Apple or Robb Wolf's blog for good summaries.
the whole9 calculator posted above is a good resource as well.
This...

All processed foods (made with any type of oils) are all O6 heavy.

Similarly, most nuts are pretty o6 heavy as well (some more than others).

O6 are inflammatory. So are carbs.


You can use fish oil (EPA+DHA) which are o3 to help offset the inflammatory effects of the above seed/vegetable/nut oils.

Inflammation is a huge factor in many of the gut related illnesses such as IBS, crohns, etc., a huge factor in allergies, play a prominent role int he development of cancer, heart/cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, alzheimers, metabolic syndrome, etc.

Too many to list really. Ugh I'm rambling I'll stop now.
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Old 05-07-2010, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: Fish Oil

"Essential and Metabolic Fatty Acids"

http://www.genovadiagnostics.com/fil...A-AppGuide.pdf (WFS)

That is an excellent resource. Fairly easy to understand.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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http://whole9life.com/fish-oil/ (sfw)
This will give you a recommendation on dosage.
I used the calculator and it told me I should be taking 7 pills a day. This seems like a lot of fish oil- am I wrong?
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I used the calculator and it told me I should be taking 7 pills a day. This seems like a lot of fish oil- am I wrong?
Depends on how well you are eating.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:13 AM   #8
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Depends on how well you are eating.
And the makeup of the fish oil capsules (i.e. amount of EPA/DHA).
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:54 PM   #9
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I used the calculator and it told me I should be taking 7 pills a day. This seems like a lot of fish oil- am I wrong?
I take 8 pills (684mg of Omega 3's) so 5.4 grams a day.
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Consider yourself lucky. I take 57 a day.
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