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jboldman
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this post is inspired by another post from liftsiron on his board. i think we all know that taking fish oil is beneficial to our health and i will not go over all the reasons why HOWEVER a reason overlooked frequently is one of the characteristics of fish oil intake, it "thins" the blood. without getting wrapped up in definitions, bodybuilders generally have high hematocrits (HCT) due to an increased level of red blood cells in the blood. while this is grat if you are an endurance athlete it can lead to problems if you are a more sedentary type. taking fish oil be help alleviate this problem by making the blood less prone to clotting thereby helping to prevent stroke and heart attack. conclusion: take fish oil every day (normal caveats apply, if you are already being treated with blood thinners and anti-coagulation meds you should seek the advice of your doctor).

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Bananaman
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well put. I love fish oils


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Good post fish oil has a lot of other health benefits. Pretty sure it's ok to take with low dose aspirin but ask your doctor. Mine said it was. Ok to take arginine, ornithine and carnitine too. These also help prevent clots and increase nitric oxide, so I take em all daily.

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jboldman
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hell i am on plavix and aspirin and take it. if you are on coumarin you might want to back off.


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I use it everyday.

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I take my fish oils.


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i take 2800 mg a day


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Anyone here use high quality fish oils?

My doctor that worked on my leg, who happens to also be a sports doctor for two different teams, swears by Nordic Naturals. Definitely expensive but the quality is the best IMO.

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jboldman
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is there any substantiation of a difference between the higher priced spread and the budget walmart oil?

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Posted by: jboldman
is there any substantiation of a difference between the higher priced spread and the budget walmart oil?

jb

Definitely. The big thing now is "pharmaceutical grade" fish oil. While this fish oil must meet International Fish Oil Standards for meeting product label claims as far as Omega-3 content mg, purity and cleanliness, mercury content, etc.

http://www.ifosprogram.com/IFOS/ConsumerReport.asp x" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> http://www.ifosprogram.com/IFOS/ConsumerReport.aspx

Pharmaceutical grade fish oil such as Nordic naturals or Sealogix have very high concentrations of EFAs and extremely low trace amounts of contaminants and impurities contained in regular fish oil.

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i'm currently trying the Life Extensions brand Fish Oil. Not the least expensive, but this was a similar mix to in the Zone, Sears Omega 3 fish oil. Talk about expensive. they are a USA Tri Sponsor also Christian Vandeveld of Garmin-Transitions endorses them too.

see: eico pro

http://www.zonediet.com/OMEGA3/tabid/64/Default.aspx

whatever it takes !!


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I have used Carson's pills and liquids. You can even take this stuff by the tablespoon full without "fishy" taste.

Whenever, I've consumed too much I get a few tiny vestles in the whites of my eye burst. I cut back and they disappear in a day or so.

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I use puritan's pride fish oil, and I take a lot of their other vitamins and supplements. The prices are good. Does anybody have any information on the quality of their stuff?


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it seems that i ran across an analysis of commonly available fish oils some time ago and it turned out that the brand carried by walmart was as good as the more expensive brands. anyone have access to such a review?

jb


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