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    Maba: I think he was aying that to get insane high amounts you have to drink a glass. BUT I do remember reading that 4g has the potential to cause bleeding somewhere...

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    I think 1-2g/day is sufficient for most people. You may not even need to supplement if you eat strictly grass-fed meats/eggs and you don't eat many nuts etc. I take ~2g/day since I had depression issues in my youth (and the fish oil has helped tremendously) even tho' I do stick w/ grass-fed meats. My understanding is that different people have different absorption ability for omega-3...so I may be on the lower-side.


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    You know... I should know this...


    But I have fish oil tabs that are 1,000 mg of fat.


    But only 300 mg of Omega 3.


    What the heck is the remaining 7,000?


    It seems most of them are not *pure* Omega 3.


    Any ideas?


    Thanks!

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    Sean, I read somewhere that even fish oil is not comprised entirely of o3, it has some o6 too, like 3:1 IIRC.


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    maba,

    I hope it's not too much O-6.


    Cause if it's even half O-6, that really negates a lot of the benefits.

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    @SeanBissell - It's complicated. Fish oils can contain as many as 25 different fatty acids, including saturated & unsaturated fats. There is some omega-6, but not much...fish oil is heaviest in omega-3.


    If you really want to know, here's a paper that did a complete analysis of oil from 2 different fish:

    http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/...13-0105-11.pdf


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    I take 1g most days, but I have noticed that I bruise easily.

    Only a slight change from pre-omega-3 bruising though!


    My bottle says that out of this 1g, 330mg is EPA and 220mg is DHA.


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    nina_70,


    Thanks for the link. That burns my brain!


    25 new fats to know about?


    Not today


    I think I need to bump up my fish oil though...


    Mmmmmm fishy.

    -Sean


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    It's not the dose of the capsule, it's the amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (doh!) A large capsule might not have so much of the good stuff.


    My capsules(two) are 1.76 of "Fish Body Oil Concentrate" with 870 mg of O-3, EPA 520mg and DHA 350mg.


    I take at least a double dose a day and sometimes more. That's 1.74 grams O-3, a nice but room for more addition to my diet.


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    I take a spoon of plain cod liver oil (SeaCod brand). 5ml will possibly contain at least 4gm of oil. It contains about 800mg of EPA+DHA.


    I am thinking of bumping it to two spoons a day.


    It also contains about 5000IU of vitamin A and 600IU of D3 per spoon (assuming 4g). I also live in India, so I get some Vitamin D3 straight from the source. With two spoons, I will have enough A, and half of Vitamin D3 requirement.


    I avoid almost all sources of O6, including nuts. Except for occasional Cashews, and sweets.


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