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TeaLeaf

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#185592 28-Nov-2015 10:58
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As per above. For health reasons I need to start including them.

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  #1436954 28-Nov-2015 16:55
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Pretty sure that recent research I saw came to the conclusion that fish oil supplements were of little use compared to consuming 'oily' fish. Ie the processing of the oil stuffs up any possible benefits.
Can't recall the last article I saw, but this came up in a quick google:
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/omega3/introduction.htm

Why not just make sure you eat a serving or two of fresh salmon or even tinned tuna each week?.




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  #1436982 28-Nov-2015 18:24
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Snake Oil

 
 
 
 


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  #1436987 28-Nov-2015 18:36
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Just take omega 3 tablets. I can't remember the dose but around 3g a day or something. I'm sure the internet will tell you.




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  #1436988 28-Nov-2015 18:38
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johnr: Snake Oil


Apparently not. Omega 3 benefits just about any ailment you can think of. Will it cure something, no. Will it make you live longer ... I don't know.




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  #1437013 28-Nov-2015 20:08
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First time I've seen fish oil called snake oil - there is a lot of research on it:

http://examine.com/supplements/Fish+Oil/

From what I have seen as long you stick to a decent name brand they are much of a muchness. I wouldn't bother with the expensive deep sea wild wagyu happy fish oil.

I have used optimum nutrition, healtheries, etc.

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  #1437015 28-Nov-2015 20:25
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I think it's a case of determining what quality refers to?

Is it just the oil, but minus other stuff, or is it a case of more oil from one source than another, along the lines of manuka honey blends etc?

How would one classify one oil brand over another.

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  #1437017 28-Nov-2015 20:33
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Depends what you are trying to remedy.  Fish oil has been a godsend for me for joint problems.  Swear by it.   I get whatever is on special normally, health food shop not supermarket.  




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  #1437088 29-Nov-2015 07:44
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I use Go Healthy, it makes a big difference with my knees.

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  #1437092 29-Nov-2015 07:54
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I use whatever looks good at the health store. However I also use Vitacost for some things, and they have a great range and quality of their own brand seems high. You can get their standard fish oil (note that BOGO standard for "buy one get one" and indicates a sale) or you can get "Norwegian Salmon Oil" or "Antarctic Krill Oil". I also get things like creatine/glutamine (weight lifting supplements) from there, multivitamins (their brand), etc.

Shipping to NZ is US$10 for orders that aren't too heavy, if you're not in a huge rush. It may be cheaper to break anything bigger into two orders.

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  #1437097 29-Nov-2015 08:07
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inflammation, brain and joints.

what brand do you take scuwp?

i do eat oily fish. i dont eat unbalanced omega 6 meats.

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  #1437100 29-Nov-2015 08:15
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Last lot were "GO" 1500 mg. I use them to support stuffed knees after years of running and 2 knee operations.




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  #1441523 6-Dec-2015 20:55
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Have to disagree. (Snake oil comment john r) Well researched benefits.
Taking fish oil meant I could stop taking nsaids which is a big deal.
Eating fish in large quantities does come with some problems such as heavy metal ingestion, hence brands matter if you can tell the difference. Auckland uni did do some research but sadly they refused to name the offending brands.

I take metagenics from health world Ltd, 741 nudgee rd northgate , Queensland. Which is tested for Mercury levels.


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  #1441564 6-Dec-2015 21:11
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Anyone use hemp seed or flax seed? I prefer these as I get fish burps when taking fish oil capsules haha.

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  #1441567 6-Dec-2015 21:18
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Dolts: Anyone use hemp seed or flax seed? I prefer these as I get fish burps when taking fish oil capsules haha.


I use flax seed oil - the taste of it is horrible hence I have a table spoon of it in the morning then wash it quickly down with a coffee - it has a bit of a grassy earth like after taste to it but I haven't used it in cooking etc.




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  #1441569 6-Dec-2015 21:28
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robjg63: Pretty sure that recent research I saw came to the conclusion that fish oil supplements were of little use compared to consuming 'oily' fish. Ie the processing of the oil stuffs up any possible benefits.
Can't recall the last article I saw, but this came up in a quick google:
https://nccih.nih.gov/health/omega3/introduction.htm

Why not just make sure you eat a serving or two of fresh salmon or even tinned tuna each week?.


There was this "article" on stuff earlier this year about it

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/65297838/fish-oil-sold-in-nz-is-actually-more-like-snake-oil

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