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.
Theres not many omega 3's in tuna so it's a good idea to take them.
I take 10g fish oil daily. I'd still be doing that even if I ate as much tuna as you do.
I knew built would chime in about the fish caps, she stands by her fish caps like i stand by my toilet paper.
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One ounce of canned tuna that has been drained only contains approximately .079g of n-3, according to the USDA database.
What is this "toilet paper" you guys keep talking about?????
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.
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.
Is that 10 grams of fish oil or 10 grams of EPA/DHA? I'm assuming the former, but just wanted to clarify.Originally Posted by Built
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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.
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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.
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My understanding is that fish oil caps contain vitamin A, and excessive Vit A can lead to liver problems.
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.
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.Originally Posted by flabbybones
Is this the brand you bought?