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Old 03-30-2009, 07:59 PM   #11
Brian Bedell
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Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?

I gotta tell you, I notice nothing from taking this stuff. Maybe I need to take more. Had been taking 2.5 gms per day for months, up'd it to about 4g/day for the last couple weeks.

Just bought the costco pills today.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:51 AM   #12
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Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?

Dr Sears (Zone diet) recommends 2.5g of EPA/DHA (in a 2:1 ratio) per day for an ordinary health adult. However he also recommends that you don't take poor quality stuff, and you go for a brand that is at least 60% "pure". I.e. a minimum of 60% of the content is EPA and DHA. So you want to be looking for a brand that has 1000mg of fish oil and comprises 400mg EPA and 200mg DHA at least.

Then, considering you're taking what most people would think a high dose, you also want to be concerned about the levels of mercury, PCBs and dioxins too, so you want to be looking for a brand that's been independently tested for quality. You can get a list of 5 star recommended brands at the International Fish Oil Program here: (wfs)
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Old 03-31-2009, 12:46 PM   #13
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Re: Head spinning. How much fish oil?

Here's a pretty comprehensive article on the subject. Has good info on dosage, ratios, omega 3's vs. 6's, etc.
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