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buffzilla
06-30-2004, 01:06 PM
There was an article in the news saying everyone should eat oily fish to get omega 3 fats which are good for you. I'm a vegatarian so I can't eat oily fish. Does any one know of a vegatarian omega 3 source, and will not having one affect my body building?

edge-man
06-30-2004, 01:10 PM
Cod liver oil caps can contain Omega-3, look at the label and go for the ones that do. Take one with food each day, I dont think the three a day that it says on mine is all that necessary.

buffzilla
06-30-2004, 01:12 PM
Thanks, but I can't eat codliver oil 'cos I'm vegetarian. cod = a fish

buffzilla
06-30-2004, 01:13 PM
I just had 6 eggs, I think they have omega 3 in them

geoffgarcia
06-30-2004, 01:13 PM
hemp oil
http://proteinfactory.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=22_30&products_id=59


not sure the reasons that ur a vegetarian...but if its by choice I hope this makes you question them...

buffzilla
06-30-2004, 01:14 PM
excellent, I guess the health food shop will have some of that

geoffgarcia
06-30-2004, 01:15 PM
excellent, I guess the health food shop will have some of that
I doubt it...its not stocked by most stores

buffzilla
06-30-2004, 01:17 PM
I doubt it...its not stocked by most stores

Thats a shame

TheGimp
06-30-2004, 01:35 PM
Flax oil

Eggs from hens fed flax

Walnuts (very poor source, but it all adds up)

Algae

TheGimp
06-30-2004, 01:38 PM
not sure the reasons that ur a vegetarian...but if its by choice I hope this makes you question them...

I can't speak for buffzilla but I'm not going to reject my ideals on the basis of not being able to supplement with fish oil.

geoffgarcia
06-30-2004, 01:54 PM
I can't speak for buffzilla but I'm not going to reject my ideals on the basis of not being able to supplement with fish oil.
without knowing ur ideals I can't comment:)

buffzilla
06-30-2004, 02:08 PM
I can't speak for buffzilla but I'm not going to reject my ideals on the basis of not being able to supplement with fish oil.
Me neither, I think it's uncivilized and brutal to take an animals life. Farming puts a definite short limit on an animals lifespan, at least in the wild they have a chance of suriving to old age.

Shao-LiN
06-30-2004, 02:23 PM
Can't take fish oil caps?

buffzilla
06-30-2004, 02:29 PM
No 'cos they kill fish to make them.

Growth
06-30-2004, 03:19 PM
Perilla Oil is an alternate source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is derived from the Asian Beefsteak plant (Perilla fructescens.) Flax seed oil contains 60% Omega-3 fatty acids and 20% Omega-6 fatty acids, a 3 to 1 ratio. Fish oils are similar but more expensive and more subject to oxidation because they are more highly unsaturated. They also contain long chain Omega-3's such as EPA and DHA which are synthesized in the body from alpha-linolenic acid.

Dont be discouraged by beefsteak, it is just a plant.

ryuage
06-30-2004, 03:34 PM
you eat eggs and those are the lives of chickens to be born?

galileo
06-30-2004, 03:54 PM
Do not even think about getting into a philosophical debate about vegetarian/veganism.

TheGimp
06-30-2004, 11:36 PM
Sorry didn't mean to start this debate yet again.

Buffzilla flax oil would be your best bet, you can pick it up from Holland and Barrett. Algae oil would be best in terms of quality (it is in the form of DHA, flax oil is in the form ALA/LA and must be converted to EPA/DHA which is a very inefficient process) but is hard to find and expensive. I am unsure of the omega content of eggs from hens fed with flax as I do not eat them myself.

buffzilla
07-01-2004, 06:28 AM
Thanks, I reckon I'll go for the flax seed oil.