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flabbybones
07-06-2005, 07:09 PM
I bought some Rexall Fish Oil tabs today at Walmart. I tried to get the molecularly distilled version, but apparently none of the Walmart brands carry it. I opted for the cheapest bottle instead.

Is it safe to take these? Should I take them when I'm already eating 2 cans of tuna per day? I'm somewhat concerned about mercury and such, but I'm really not sure if its a valid concern. Any help or information is much appreciated.

CiteCollegiale
07-06-2005, 07:18 PM
Theres not many omega 3's in tuna so it's a good idea to take them.

Unholy
07-06-2005, 07:35 PM
Yes I would still take 6g of fish oil A day.

Built
07-06-2005, 07:36 PM
I take 10g fish oil daily. I'd still be doing that even if I ate as much tuna as you do.

Unholy
07-06-2005, 07:49 PM
I knew built would chime in about the fish caps, she stands by her fish caps like i stand by my toilet paper.

Built
07-06-2005, 07:56 PM
Hey, I'll all for toilet paper, too.

:)

BG5150
07-06-2005, 10:27 PM
Hey, I'll all for toilet paper, too.

:)

My dad always said, "Brian, if you can make an improvement to toilet paper, you'll be a rich man."

bradley
07-07-2005, 04:56 AM
One ounce of canned tuna that has been drained only contains approximately .079g of n-3, according to the USDA database.

Geeper
07-07-2005, 05:58 AM
What is this "toilet paper" you guys keep talking about?????

Unholy
07-07-2005, 07:25 AM
You are missing out geeper!

spanky33
07-07-2005, 07:32 AM
hey built, do u have any papers about the benefits of fish oil caps? thanks.
oh, and i usually take 3-5 caps a day.

Unholy
07-07-2005, 07:41 AM
google.com theres alot of info.

spanky33
07-07-2005, 07:47 AM
yea thanks... i prefer papers from legit science publications. i read some on pubmed, but i know built hangs on to some good info, just wondering if she has any.

Tony G
07-07-2005, 08:04 AM
I take 10g fish oil daily. I'd still be doing that even if I ate as much tuna as you do.

Is that 10 grams of fish oil or 10 grams of EPA/DHA? I'm assuming the former, but just wanted to clarify.

Unholy
07-07-2005, 08:16 AM
its the former.

bradley
07-07-2005, 09:05 AM
hey built, do u have any papers about the benefits of fish oil caps? thanks.
oh, and i usually take 3-5 caps a day.

Here are a few papers that I had saved, but just search pubmed and you will find a tremendous amount of information. I would also recommend searching the diet and nutrition forum for relevant topics.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11285313&dopt=Abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=2141757&dopt=Abstract

spanky33
07-07-2005, 09:15 AM
thanks.

pfc3rex
07-07-2005, 09:33 AM
so .. ugh what's with the t-p ?

Built
07-07-2005, 01:45 PM
Thanks for the articles, brad. :)

And yes, I take ten one-gram wild-salmon-oil capsules daily. I just slip a few in with each meal.

manowar669
07-07-2005, 04:53 PM
Bradley,
Welcome back, been a while.

JoeW
07-09-2005, 12:48 AM
My dad always said, "Brian, if you can make an improvement to toilet paper, you'll be a rich man."
hahahaha

Shao-LiN
07-09-2005, 09:35 AM
I would pay more attention to the EPA/DHA content than the grams of fish oil, as the EPA/DHA are what you actually want from taking fish oil to begin with. In addition, the amount of EPA/DHA varies from fish oil brand to brand. So, one person can be taking 10 grams of fat from fish oil capsules and be getting 3 grams of EPA/DHA, while another person taking another brand may be getting 5-6 grams of EPA/DHA.

DAN13L
07-10-2005, 09:30 AM
My understanding is that fish oil caps contain vitamin A, and excessive Vit A can lead to liver problems.
True?

spanky33
07-10-2005, 10:05 AM
Depends on the form of vit A. b-carotene is harmless. retinol/al/oic acid can cause probs, but you'd have to take in a lot.

For the most part, only pregnant women need to worry about vit-A intake, cuz it's a teratogen. Moderate fish-oil intake shouldn't be a problem.

Patz
07-10-2005, 11:07 AM
I bought some Rexall Fish Oil tabs today at Walmart. I tried to get the molecularly distilled version, but apparently none of the Walmart brands carry it. I opted for the cheapest bottle instead.

Is it safe to take these? Should I take them when I'm already eating 2 cans of tuna per day? I'm somewhat concerned about mercury and such, but I'm really not sure if its a valid concern. Any help or information is much appreciated.

I buy mine at Walmart. I have the "Spring Valley" brand, which is the cheapest vitamin company in the store. The Spring Valley fish oil caps are each 1000mg (1g), and of the 1000mg, it is 180mg of EPA and 120mg DHA. They are also mercury purified-says it right on the back of the bottle.

Is this the brand you bought?

Built
07-10-2005, 12:50 PM
My understanding is that fish oil caps contain vitamin A, and excessive Vit A can lead to liver problems.
True?
You might be thinking more of fish liver oil caps.

twm
07-10-2005, 05:19 PM
Toilet paper?? Pfft.. obviously you guys don't know how to use the three seashells

ReelBigFish
07-10-2005, 11:22 PM
yeah haha...they don't know how to use the seashells.

.maximum.
07-25-2005, 08:02 AM
Be well, john spartan...