Robb Wolf makes it simple:
Check out the above link and figure it out!
Thank you so much for posting such a nice information about fish oil calculator..!
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August 26, 2010 at 03:44 AM
A helpful little tool, isnt it?
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August 26, 2010 at 06:13 AM
Hi Nell - Things are going well in ATL - I haven't been in touch lately but checking in on your blog and website! I was wondering if there is a difference between Fish Oil tablets and EFA's. The brand I have been using lists Omega-3 Fatty Acids 925 mg; Omega 6 Fatty Acids 715 Omega 9 Fatty Acids 550 mg. It contains Flax Seed OIl, Sesame Seed Oil, Safflower Oil, Borage Oil and Sunflower Oil.
I have been taking these with every meal, but when I went to use the fish oil calculator, it occurred to me maybe I have been using the wrong supplements. It doesn't list anything for "EPA" or DHA. Thanks!
August 27, 2010 at 03:23 PM
Hi Nell, according to the fish oil calculator, I'd need between 4 to 6 tsp a day (depending on the stress level and how strict I'm being), of the stuff I'm currently using (Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega, which is just loaded with EPA and DHA - 1626 and 1126mg respectively). This seems like an awful lot, esp at the price of this stuff :-)
I was wondering a couple of things, one - do you need to take the recommended amount to experience the benefits? I do eat almonds and sometimes cashews, or sunflower seed/nuts - all unsalted - for some of my fat intake. I also eat free-range beef with is supposed to be full of healthy omega-3's. I take it that even if I'm not taking the full 4-6 tsp, there is still some healthy benefit, in that I'm balancing against some of the bad omegas in nuts - is this true?
Are there any brands that you recommend?
Thanks for any help you can offer!
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August 27, 2010 at 05:56 PM
I also take Nordic Naturals; it was recommended to me my a naturopath years ago as it apparently is the cleanest product out there; lowest levels of mercury and so on.
As far as nuts go, keep in mind that the best choice as far as Omega 3:6 raundetectabletio are walnuts; the worst are almonds (with almost undetectable levels of healthy Omega 3s!)
I think youre doing the right thing by looking at the big picture and keeping the whole diet balanced. Yes, I do think there are benefits to taking fish oil, even if it is at lower amounts than what the calculator recommended for you. Its definitely NOT an all or nothing deal!
One easy fix is to continue taking the same amount of fish oil tabs youre currently taking, and just add more fish to your diet!
Thank you for writing!
August 28, 2010 at 08:06 AM
Yes, there is a difference between fish oil and efas, as the latter can be derived from sources other than fish, like flax and walnuts, for example. Although some oils are a great part of The Paleo Diet, like olive oil, coconut and flaxseed oil, others should be eaten in moderation, if at all! Those include almond oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, sesame oil, soybean oil and sunflower oil as they are all high in inflammatory Omega 6s and quite low in healthy Omega 3s (some contain none, such as almond oil, safflower and sunflower oil).
Id recommend you switch to a fish oil tab; my favorites are Nordic Naturals, which you can find at Whole Foods, online or in many other health food shoppes.
Great to hear from you!
August 28, 2010 at 08:13 AM
Well fish oil could be a very effective and beneficial supplement because of the substance it contains as we all know eating fish could be nutritious for us, no wonder why supplements made from fish such as fish oil could give good effects on our body. Since fish oil is made from fish these supplements possess the nutrients that fish coud give, as we all know fish are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids which is known to be a good cholesterol and beneficial to our body besides of fish oil, krill oil is also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.
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