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    I'd like to begin supplementing with fish oil, but I'm not sure how much to start with. I've seen conflicting recommendations online. I'd be grateful for your experiences and advice!


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    Read this...its a good primer:


    http://www.paleonu.com/panu-weblog/2009/6/19/fish-oil-or-not.html


    In short, it "depends". And some science is suggesting its more important to balance the intake of O3s:06s..

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      Thank you!

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        I quit eating fish oil too and just eat a can of sardines every day

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          Paneristi watch out for sardines preserved in vegetable oil.

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            Hey, Plaid!


            I'm too broke right now to afford grass-fed/pastured meats, and so I'm taking two 1,200 mg fish oil caps a day, plus 4K units Vit D.

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              I took my mom to a naturopath recently and he recommended she take atleast 1200mg of EPA. The 1000mg fish oil I have has 300mg of EPA, so she's been taking 4 of them. Her cardiologist asked her to take one fish oil pill, but never mentioned anything about the dosage!!! I take one per day, i.e., 300 mg of EPA. I eat mostly pastured meat and eggs.

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                it's a tough question and an individual thing. It's based not only on diet (i.e. sources of Omega-6 and Omega-3..you're looking to balance the intakes), but can also vary individually. There's some evidence that people process & absorb Omega-3 with different efficiency rates. I have an older history of depression, for which Omega-3 supplementation was beneficial, so I may well suffer from a reduced absorption rate (= I need a higher intake).

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