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MarieB

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How much Omega 3 is good
« on: July 05, 2020, 08:50:16 PM »
Hello,
I've never really taken Omega 3s but I think I'll try.  The pills are so big tho I'm worried about choking. 
I can eat a small amount of sardines, etc. but if I'm not careful it will give me gout.  Salmon is OK but wouldn't I have to eat a ton of it to get the required amount? 
Any input appreciated. 
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Re: How much Omega 3 is good
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 06:14:42 PM »
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Re: How much Omega 3 is good
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 08:57:31 PM »
Thank you Joe.
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Re: How much Omega 3 is good
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 03:45:48 AM »
I get my Omega 3 from flaxseed capsules.   (I'm a vegan so didn't want to take cod liver oil).   On the jar it is recommended to have two a day, which would provide 1,000mg Omega 3.   However I just take one a day as I couldn't see any difference when I took more.
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Re: How much Omega 3 is good
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 05:24:28 AM »
Many brands produce a smaller gelcap or capsule, I've found the ones sourced from Krill seem to be the smallest.

While there are no real guidelines on how much is a suitable daily dose, remember that the effective ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 is important, and Omega 6 is readily available in our diets so many people have a much higher ratio than the recommendation, so the options are decreasing the dietary intake of Omega 6, or balancing it with Omega 3.

"The recommended ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the diet is 4:1 or less. However, the Western diet has a ratio between 10:1 and 50:1. Therefore, although omega-6 fats are essential in the right quantities, most people in the developed world should aim to reduce their omega-6 intake ( Exp Biol Med (Maywood NJ))"
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Re: How much Omega 3 is good
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 04:20:00 PM »
Thank you all so much for the replies.
I'll look into some of the smaller capsules.
The info on the balance of 6 and 3 is good.  Thank you.
Marie

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