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#91139 - 04/15/07 12:45 AM Do you take fish / salmon oil pills??
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Does anyone here take fish oil pills? I am refering to purified salmon & fish oil pills. I take the 500mg pills everyday instead of eating fish.

The Canadian gov't recently recommend the public to stop eating salmon fish since they contain large amount of PCB, lead, mercury.The purified fish oil contain all the benefits of fish without the heavy metal poison.

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#91143 - 04/15/07 01:55 AM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: picard120]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
I just started taking 500mg twice day. Recommended dosage is 500mg x 3 daily.

I feel a slight improvement but it's WAY too early to call. Ask me about it next month
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#91148 - 04/15/07 02:50 AM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: picard120]
billym Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 616
Loc: Oakland, California
Don't believe the government.
The pills are good for you anyway but keep eating fish.
Buy wild Pacific salmon.

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#91153 - 04/15/07 03:25 AM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: picard120]
hazeywolf Offline
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Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 31
I just turned 40, and I taking a 1200mg organic blend of Omega 3/6/9 supplements (flax seed oil/borage oil, and purified salmon oil) with meals at least twice a day (sometimes three times per day) for a couple of years.

I try to eat line-caught wild salmon once per week (sometimes canned), but have started eating canned sardines (in a sushi roll) instead of salmon due to pollution concerns.

I take other supplements too; enterically coated baby asprin 2x/day, L-Arginine, CO-Q10, and Red Yeast Rice Extract and plant derived Polyphenols, a small piece of dark chocolate, lots of tea(black/green), small amounts of unsalted nuts and an occasional glass of red wine for the over-all cardio benefits and to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

I've found it easy and enjoyable to include these foods in my diet and believe that the nutricuetical supplements have been benificial to my heart health, though moderate excercise and good physical conditioning is the most important and benificial contribution of all.

My current cholesterol and blood pressure levels and over-all heart health is good. My father died from a massive heart attack when he was 54.




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#91209 - 04/15/07 11:49 PM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: wildman800]
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Originally Posted By: wildman800
I just started taking 500mg twice day. Recommended dosage is 500mg x 3 daily.

I feel a slight improvement but it's WAY too early to call. Ask me about it next month


I noticed a significant improvement in my energy level & libido after a month of intake of fish oil pills. the dosage has to be at 1000mg to feel the effect. The fish oil has the same benefit of viagra.

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#229184 - 08/05/11 12:44 AM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: picard120]
xjxexnxax Offline
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Registered: 07/19/11
Posts: 2
I personally like Maxalife Fish Oil capsules. I've been on it for two years now and their fish oil comes from the pure waters of New Zealand.

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#229185 - 08/05/11 12:44 AM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: picard120]
xjxexnxax Offline
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Registered: 07/19/11
Posts: 2
I personally like Maxalife Fish Oil capsules. I've been on it for two years now and their fish oil comes from the pure waters of New Zealand.

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#229195 - 08/05/11 01:24 AM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: ]
sotto Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
Here's something my Compoundist (Pharamcist) told me. Taking 500mg's of "Fish Oil" is overkill and can ruin your social life. You need maybe one or two miligrams of fish oil to really help you. As some of you may know...fish foil SMELLS. Taking 500mg's over a long period of time will cause your sweat to smell horrible, your urine to smell dreadful and your hair to develop a dreadful sulfur smell. And like many antibiotics, fish oil has a compound in it that can turn your teeth orange! Yes, orange. It happen to me. I was on Amoxocilin for a month then went to whiten my teeth at the dentist...and beneath a coffee stains was orange. I had to get laser whitening to remove the orange. Later I had a root canal and the dentist showed me what the root coloring turns to..BRIGHT ORANGE. It's insane.


My wife has been taking fish oil capsules for years. She has always looked (and smelled) wonderful.

Recently, I began taking fish oil capsules also. In preparation, I started by swallowing inflated footballs, and now the fish oil capsules go down without any difficulty at all.

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#229246 - 08/05/11 03:39 PM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: sotto]
NAro Offline
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Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 481
Google around: Your body does not require fish oil per se, therefore the Institute of Medicine has not set a recommended dietary allowance, or RDA, for fish oil. However, your body does need omega-3 fatty acids, and the IOM (Institute of Medicine) has set an RDA for omega-3 fatty acids. Taking fish oil supplements can help you reach this RDA.

The amount of omega-3 fatty acids recommended by the IOM increases with age. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, at age 14 and over all males should try to consume at least 1.6 g of omega-3 fatty acids each day. For women who are not pregnant, 1.1 g per day for all females aged 14 years and older.

An overdose of fish oil can incur health risks especially when taken in combination with other supplements or medications.

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#229251 - 08/05/11 04:06 PM Re: Do you take fish / salmon oil pills?? [Re: picard120]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3580
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I take cod liver oil daily to help with my arthritis. Seems to help.
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