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Adetweiler
11-24-2006, 03:24 PM
Ok I am cutting and will be for a long time most likely. I wanted to make sure I get the most from supplements, and so I bought Fish oil caps which are 200/300. I know this means I need to eat servings per day per Builts write up. While taking Fish oil caps do you also take Essential Oils? Is DHA/EPA the same as Omega 3/6/9? Sorry for the n00bness :)

Thanks

Holto
11-24-2006, 03:38 PM
There are two essential fatty acids. One is in the omega 3 family which is rare. One is in the omega 6 family which we get a lot of.

The EFA from the Omega 3 family is not needed if you get DHA.

Technically DHA and EPA are not EFA's, but if you take DHA your bodies needs are covered.

Conclusion: Fish oil rules

Adetweiler
11-24-2006, 04:43 PM
So I can ditch the essential oils then and just do the fish oil pills? I sort of dont like taking lots of pills.

Built
11-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Yep. I take 10g fish oil a day for 3g combined EPA/DHA. The rest of my fats come from food - olive oil, egg yolks, steak, natural peanut butter, avocados, raw nuts.

javyn
11-24-2006, 06:31 PM
I always see recs for EPA/DHA....but which of the two is preferential? What I'm taking is 1g of EPA and 150 mg DHA per 2 capsules.

Bohizzle
11-24-2006, 06:45 PM
Yep. I take 10g fish oil a day for 3g combined EPA/DHA. The rest of my fats come from food - olive oil, egg yolks, steak, natural peanut butter, avocados, raw nuts.
do u spread that out at all? or do u just do the 10pills (if they're 1g pills) in one shot? or do u use actual fish oil and not the pills?

Andrew

teaturtle
11-24-2006, 07:17 PM
i think they spreads them out and takes them with meals. thats what i usually do, ill take them after having some food

teaturtle
11-24-2006, 07:18 PM
she* not they LOL...

Built
11-24-2006, 08:38 PM
I take the capsules, a few at each meal.

Bohizzle
11-24-2006, 10:27 PM
cool, thanks. do u know of any reasons as to not take them all at once? (easier for me) but if there are beneficial effects to taking them throughout the day, I might as well.

Andrew

Adetweiler
11-24-2006, 11:09 PM
I just assumed I was supposed to spread them out. For me its 6 pills a day, so I do two at every other meal.

Built
11-25-2006, 12:46 AM
I basically try to avoid humongus fish burps.

Bohizzle
11-25-2006, 07:05 AM
I see, thanks for the warning lol.

Andrew

xstalkrx
11-25-2006, 11:03 PM
excuse me but whats the point of taking fish oil besides the claimed cardiovascular benefits?

Built
11-27-2006, 01:15 AM
Read issue I of Get Built. I did a writeup on fish oil in that one.

Adetweiler
11-27-2006, 03:28 PM
That is one thing I burp fish taste all day long....

SDS
11-27-2006, 06:54 PM
Is the fish oil redundant if I already get my Omega 3 from flax oil in my smoothies, and free range eggs?.

Built
11-29-2006, 04:13 PM
No. Read the article to see why.