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    Omega-3 Capsules

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    Anyone here use Omega-3 capsules? After my experience with protein powder, I'm not rushing into any new supplements, but would like to know if there is any downside to these capsule before using/not using them.

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    We take O3 gelatin pills. The only "negative" side effect we've had is fish burps, but you can get supplements that don't have that effect.
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    Actually one thing I noticed recently is the fish oil capsules I've been taking have soybean oil in them. I'm wondering how big a deal this really is and if it's potentially doing more harm than good.

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    I can't tolerate fish burps.

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    I just bought Cod Liver Oil today, which is also cool because it's high in Vitamin A and D.

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    I've never heard to take them on an empty stomach, I will definitely try that. From what I've read via reviews of various brands, fish burps can occur from any source, it really depends on the purpose. Some people claim they get none, while the next person will say they can't take that brand because it gives them the burps =\
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    Robb Wolf discusses fish oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petriquor View Post
    Actually one thing I noticed recently is the fish oil capsules I've been taking have soybean oil in them. I'm wondering how big a deal this really is and if it's potentially doing more harm than good.
    Soybean oil is high in PUFA with a LA to ALA ratio of 4:1. Then consider that LA is easily converted to AA, whereas ALA is fairly useless. You're taking fish oil for one reason only - to decrease the omega 6 to 3 ratio in your cells. The addition of soybean oil to fish oil negates much of the benefit from fish oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenhamley View Post
    Soybean oil is high in PUFA with a LA to ALA ratio of 4:1. Then consider that LA is easily converted to AA, whereas ALA is fairly useless. You're taking fish oil for one reason only - to decrease the omega 6 to 3 ratio in your cells. The addition of soybean oil to fish oil negates much of the benefit from fish oil.
    Exactly, but my real concern is I'm not sure how much is actually in these capsules. For all I know it could be trace amounts.

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    I'll stick to real food then...thanks for the replies...!

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