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Fish Oil

  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Do you take any fish oil supplements? Supposedly they contain Omega 3 which is good for the brain along with other qualities. I may be wrong. Do you take any fish oil supplements and have you noticed a difference since taking them?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no, but i eat fish at least twice a week. is that enough?

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not sure, but I don't think so. I think it is recommended everyday.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    OOO OOO Hey Marine! and I do I do...when I remember taking them lol I take them for the Omega 3 because I am not much of a fish eating person smile though I am getting more into it now...SUSHI!!! big_smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Crazd. Have they helped you out in any way?

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ummm...not that I notice. of course I don't notice things like that. I am taking a pill for stress and notice it working a little bit smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, I heard it is good with that and also ADD and depression along with focusing thoughts. I don't know how much of it is true.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I think it depends on the DNA make of different ppl. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. But it all depends on the individual taking the pills smile

  4. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    It was obligatory to every kid back in the USSR smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol Why?

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I guess for two reasons:

        1. Real or perceived health benefits
        2. Yet another way of teaching obedience to children

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Do you think it works? It should have some credit if an entire country used it, no?

  5. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Actually I wrote a Hub about keeping your brain young, where I talk about this.  Yes, I take a multivitamin with fish oil in it.  There's very strong evidence that taking Omega-3 enables your brain to function better, but there's conflicting evidence as to which is better - fish oil or ground flax seed.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Marisa, have you read any Dr. Amen books?

      1. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have read them, and I took my two children to his clinic for evaluation.

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Panther. Has there been progress?

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      alfredoeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi All: I don't believe there is controversy over fish oil or flax seeds. Fish oil contains EPA and DHA the only omega 3 fats that are "bio available", from animal origin.

      Flaxseed has ALA, a type of omega 3 fat from vegetable origin that has to be converted into EPA and DHA before it can be used by the body, it is not bio available.

      The main benefit from fish oil (out of more than 50 benefits) is its anti inflammatory properties. Inflammation causes heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, cancer, immune disorders, Alzheimers, etc.

      Fish oil works through a hormone like compounds called eicosanoids that are produced in every cell. You can read more here http://www.omega-3-fish-oil-wonders.com … noids.html

      Best wishes,
      Alfredo E.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    stinky. lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol That is what my wife said about burping it up. I burped after taking some and didn't get the rotten fish taste as she described.

  7. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I frankly have no idea. And personally prefer raw salmon. smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like cooked salmon, can't mess with the raw.

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I eat sardines from Asian market hehe, it is rich in fish oil omega3 and salmon too,

    1. pinkboxer profile image60
      pinkboxerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I also go the omega 3 path in my diet with salmon, sardines, and tuna. Plus ,I take the omega 3 supplement in capsule form (1200 mg a day ), as tolerated.

  9. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    I can't, I'm alergic to shell fish & doctor says its too risky for me to take.  I try to eat more fish, but I'm just not a fish person.  Wish there were other ways to get that Omega 3.

    1. Ohma profile image78
      Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just got back from the grocery store where I saw orange juice enhanced with Omega3 maybe that can help you.

  10. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    I take it....1000mg a day. Along with some other stuff. I feel better physically than I have in several years, due to a combination of the right diet, exercise and vitamins.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    really? hmm. oh wait i also have Thai soup once a week, and the stock is made with a fish sauce base, so three times a week. every day? that sounds pretty fishy wink

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol It does sound fishy. Maybe it is a fish conspiracy.

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile

        i guess i just don't like fish as much as i should. as soon as i eat it i have to go brush my teeth and if i can't do that, i rinse my mouth and chew trident.

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm pretty sure some to most people rarely eat fish everyday let alone 3 or more days a week. I think thats why most including myself supplement for not having a balanced diet.

  12. Ms Chievous profile image81
    Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago

    Yes Marine I take Fish oil daily.  I really believe it helps with my mood, especailly in the winter when I am not exercising as much and there is little sunlight!  I seem to notice that my thinking is less negative when I am taking the fish oil...

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting. Thanks. I started taking it 2 days ago. I'm trying to analyze whether or not I can tell a difference. It's too early to tell right now.

  13. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
    Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago

    I began taking it today, actually. It was suggested after tests taken during a recent doc visit.  He told me that it would raise my only-slightly-low "good cholesterol" a little bit. I have also heard of the potential benefit to brain function, but never tried taking it before.

    I do take a B-complex as I feel that it makes me a little more energetic, and I'm typically not.

    I would imagine, though, that it should take several weeks to notice any difference in the way it makes you feel (and function), assuming there is any change.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, keep updating if you don't mind.

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
        Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sure, but I may need a reminder. smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If it works, you and I should both remember the thread. lol

          1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
            Jeffrey Nealposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol I thought that right after hitting submit! lol

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Power to the fishies! lol

  14. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    I think that benefits from nutritional changes and supplements accrue over a long period of time. It is unlikely that people would see a dramatic change in a short time, but it still might be useful for overall health in the long term.
    A lot of doctors recommend the fish oil and it is generally believed to be beneficial (bene fishoil?) for a lot of conditions. I like sushi and cooked fish, but also take the capsules. Walnuts and other nuts are also high in Omega 3.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, from what I read, Omega-3 is the main thing. I am doing good to eat fish twice in a month.

  15. HollywoodRasta profile image76
    HollywoodRastaposted 7 years ago

    The recommended amount is 3 grams aka 3,000mg a day!

    Last week I met this guy in his 50's in killer shape, 6 pack abs. He takes up to 15 grams a day. I guess...just listen to your body. Im going to try to slowly work up to 6grams aday. Im no doctor but I do tend to study nutrition. But please dont go trying to shove 15 grams of fish oil down your throat. I would say to keep a regimen of 3grams and work it to another 1-3grams per additional meal after that.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Does fish oil build super humans?

  16. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I do. My skin is purdy wink I take 1000mg/day. You can also get a prescription, this is better than the kind in GNC because it is absorbed more readily. I did a research project for my Biology of Cancer course on the benefits of Omega 3. Look up some studies by Dr. Ron Pardini. Really cool stuff!

    FYI- There is a vegetarian Omega 3 supplement as well.

    For products with Omega 3, be really careful! Usually it is not a large enough amount to be absorbed by the body or really make a difference. Example: Breyers yogurt with Omega 3 has like 8mg of DHA in it. Will it hurt you? No of course not. But will it really make a difference? Probably not. Just a marketing scheme.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have to admit, I am pretty stunned how much you know about various unrelated topics. lol I think this is only possible with at least a bit of ADD. Am I right?

  17. yenajeon profile image81
    yenajeonposted 7 years ago

    this is NOT in reference to normal fish oil (omega 3 capsules) but there is shark liver oil out there i.e. squalamene, alkoxyl and my uncle, who had stage 3 kidney cancer beat cancer with NO chemo, drugs or anything except with the purest shark liver oil.

    He was diagnosed to live for only 3 more months and that was 11 years ago. I am a total believer in it smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is great to hear, but what is the difference between fish oil and shark liver oil?

  18. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I take 2 omega 3's daily plus the ground flax seeds. I sprinkle them on cereal, salads, yogurt. 

    I used to eat more fish, but sometimes really wonder about fish because of the high amounts of mercury found in water.

    I just read this article the other day with recent news about omega 3's.

    http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic … s_tally_up

    also a good article for women
    http://www.womens-health-questions.com/omega-3.html

  19. RealEstateHelper profile image60
    RealEstateHelperposted 7 years ago

    I take omega 3 supplement regularly

  20. Greg Cremia profile image60
    Greg Cremiaposted 7 years ago

    I started taking cod liver oil capsules for dry skin and my skin has definitely become softer and more pliable in about a weeks time. I'm hooked.

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    alfredoeposted 7 years ago

    As with any supplement, there are 2 things to keep in mind when you take fish oil, the dosage and the frequency. If one the 2 is not adequate you will not get good results.

    In the case of fish oil there is not established dose it depends on several factors but in short, you should take at least 900 mg of omega 3 fats (EPA plus DHA form the label) every day. That is close to 3.000 mg of fish oil, depending on the fish oil you get.

    Please read more than 50 benefits you can get from fish oil http://www.omega-3-fish-oil-wonders.com … efits.html

 
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