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Flameout/Omega 3s - Optimal Dose


#1

What are you recommending as far as dose these days. I’ve been noticing a move away from high dosing. Haven’t really dug into the research yet, but I believe there are suggestions of ill health effects from too high a dose. What are current thoughts on the sweet spot? Thanks.


#2

There were some very badly done studies a few months back that implied that taking too much fish oil was bad, BUT it’s worth noting that these have been debunked as crappy studies. (For one thing, none of the study participants were actually taking fish oil based supplements!) So, for things like <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/flameout"target=“new”>Flameout, the label recs are still the way to go.


#3

Around 2 grams of combined DHA/EPA in a roughly 2:1 or 3:1 ratio is good for most people. If the fish oil is in triglyceride form, you can even get away with around 1 gram a day (because the triglyceride form tends to not oxidize as badly as the esters).

Also look for concentrated fish oils, typical low end fish oils are actually worse for your health because only 1/3 of the content of the product is the actual DHA/EPA. This means to hit to 2 grams or so of the beneficial omega-3s, you also end up ingesting a lot of the not very useful oils.


#4

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
There were some very badly done studies a few months back that implied that taking too much fish oil was bad, BUT it’s worth noting that these have been debunked as crappy studies. (For one thing, none of the study participants were actually taking fish oil based supplements!) So, for things like <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/Flameout"target=“new”>Flameout, the label recs are still the way to go. [/quote]

But what about in excess of the label recs? I’m not concerned about the label recs being excessive, but how much is “too much?” You don’t think the recent studies have any validty based on your review?