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Victor
10-17-2002, 01:36 AM
Hi guys, I was wondering, is Cod Liver Oil a good source of Essential Fatty Acids? If it is, what dosage will you reccomend for a 160lb guy? I'm taking 2 tablespoons daily, is that enough?

restless
10-17-2002, 05:30 AM
It is. A lot of people warn against the evils and dangers of overdosing on vitamin A while suplementing with cod liver oil but there doesn't seem to be any documented cases of anyone having problems directly linked to it's consumption. Two tablespoons will put you well above the recomended RDA for vitamin A but remember that these values are not the dosages at which it will become toxic but rather the minimum required to prevent deficiences. Up to 4 tablespoons will still leave you considerably below the dosage that has been shown to be toxic.
I've been using it for quite some time with no problems, on summer i do keep it under one tablespoon per day if i'm getting a lot of sun exposure though.

The_Chicken_Daddy
10-17-2002, 06:57 AM
Good post Restless.


Originally posted by restless
It is. A lot of people warn against the evils and dangers of overdosing on vitamin A while suplementing with cod liver oil but there doesn't seem to be any documented cases of anyone having problems directly linked to it's consumption.

But if you start going orange then you may wanna cut back, lol.



Two tablespoons will put you well above the recomended RDA for vitamin A but remember that these values are not the dosages at which it will become toxic but rather the minimum required to prevent deficiences. Up to 4 tablespoons will still leave you considerably below the dosage that has been shown to be toxic.
I've been using it for quite some time with no problems, on summer i do keep it under one tablespoon per day if i'm getting a lot of sun exposure though.

Sun exposure?

Are you getting mixed up with vitamin D?

Anyhoo, i couldn't bare taking cod liver oil off the spoon:eek:

This may the only case where i'd recommend caps over a bottle lol.

CLO = good stuff though.

The caps are usually 1g caps, so about 6 a day i think is the recommended dose.

restless
10-17-2002, 12:00 PM
I am talking about vitamin D, sorry i negleted to mention that. Cod liver oil is also high on it so if you're getting enough sun might not be a good ideia to over do it on CLO. I'm not sure if this that much of a problem but if Dr Mercola says so then I believe him.

In regard to taste, it shouldn't be that bad. I take one that has been deodorised so it tastes lemonish, quite nice.

Saint Patrick
10-17-2002, 05:55 PM
Olive Oil is also Ace for EFA's.

CBates
10-17-2002, 05:59 PM
If you do buy cod liver oil, make sure to buy the cherry flavored kind, the natural flavored kind is unbearable..

CBates
10-17-2002, 06:27 PM
Originally posted by stpatrick44
Olive Oil is also Ace for EFA's.

I'm sure this is just a typo or something, but olive oil is not ace for EFA's

The_Chicken_Daddy
10-17-2002, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by CBates


I'm sure this is just a typo or something, but olive oil is not ace for EFA's

lol yeah, i was just gonna say that.

Saint Patrick
10-17-2002, 07:11 PM
Sorry Guys I meant Safflower Oil. It WAS a typo.