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    Valleyrose is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano3000 View Post
    I don't supplement. I eat a low fat plant based diet. I usually have a 3/6 ratio of 1:2-3:1. I don't eat grains, though.
    If I add chia seed omega 3 gets even higher. Everything I have read urges that cutting down omega 6 food is more important than boosting omega 3 food. Just by not eating grains my ratio immediately dropped from around 1:10 to 1:3ish, but such an extreme cutting out of a food group might not seem worthwhile for those without celiac issues. Cronometer would probably be the most useful tool for objectivity with your lipid (and everything else) ratio's. Track in cronometer for a couple day's and see how you do; I think you'll come to agree that it is much easier to simply cut back or not eat omega 6 heavy foods like grains and certain nuts than to keep adding omega 3's.
    Of interest, regarding fish oil and PCBS (a reason I don't supplement): Stiv J. Wilson: How Toxic are Fish Supplements?
    Fish Oil Makers and Sellers Sued Over "Toxic" Supplements - That's Fit
    etc. etc.
    For me its just too expensive to pay for a high end fish oil supplement. I think it's kind of foolish, knowing what we know about PCB's, to be willing to expose yourself to a concentrated source on a daily basis. In the name of better health? The risks outweigh any benefits, in my opinion.
    A safer option is an algae supplement. Algae are where fish get their DHA/EPA etc. etc, so why not just get it where it comes from, cut out the middleman(fish) and get rid of any toxic load?

    Hope I helped some,
    Good luck mate.

    One concern with algae supplements is that blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) produce toxins (cyanotoxins) in varying amounts and type depending on the algae. The companies that create algae supplements are not known to test for these toxins, so I would urge caution.

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    On days where I don't train, i just take 1xRDI. When i train i take 2-3xRDI.
    Vitamins and minerals the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider View Post
    I just came from my physical, my PCP said 2 caps in the am and 2 caps in the pm is just right. anything more is overkill
    Overkill is the best kill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valleyrose View Post
    One concern with algae supplements is that blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) produce toxins (cyanotoxins) in varying amounts and type depending on the algae. The companies that create algae supplements are not known to test for these toxins, so I would urge caution.
    Good call. It's always best to remember that in the end, while the nutrient may be beneficial in cases of deficiency, the supplement industry is not regulated in ways it should be (Dont let toxic crap in your pills plz thx).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFreides View Post
    mc, 1 gram of DHA would mean 7 or 8 of what I take. I might try upping my intake from 4 to 6 per day of what I've got, and I'm going to consider taking some of my healthy oils from algae the next time I buy a bottle.

    There is a brand from the UK that looks very good and ships internationally:

    Fish Oil Epa Dha Capsules |omega 3 fish oils Cod Liver oil PuraEpa

    No one mentions flax oil - any reason? That used to be high on the recommended lists.

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    steve, the point is the stuff you're taking with such low amounts of epa/dha is well crap.

    you can get excellent fishoil in the US from carlson's - lemon or orange flavoured.
    but best is still algae.

    as for flax seed - awesome to get the ALA from that BUT the downside to ALA is that it's harder to get dha from that than getting it from a straight source. that's one downer

    Another way to think about flax is to get cracked flax seed - to get the fiber and some omega 3 benefits.

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    For me, the best source of omega 3 comes from natural foods like fish, berries etc. But for those who've on diet, supplement is the great alternative. Many takers of this kind of supplement said that the best omega 3 fish oil comes from Maxalife as it was the purest and in their natural triglyceride form. Just an input

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    I don't eat fish as I don't like it. Eating lots of fish anywhere ups your mercury content. If I could source some grassfed beef, decent cuts not round steak, that wouldn't break my wallet I would eat it only. I can buy elk for $2 a pound but I have to buy all of it. So I dabble in grassfed somewhat but take 4 to 8 fish oil caps, (wild alaskan salmon) per day.

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    Fish oil is very good for the healthy diet and it contains huge amount of proteins. And thanks for all the information from all of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrMushroom View Post
    Overkill is the best kill...
    http://chriskresser.com/when-it-come...-is-not-better


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