This post is practical info about buying and taking fish oil, as part of any proper mood repair project. My doctor had me switch off cod liver oil (CLO) to fish oil. This is because my plan includes taking a high quality multi-vitamin which helps to simplify (somewhat) my supplement plan. I hope that if you follow along with me on this blog, eventually you will end up at a supplement plan that has you feeling awesome. I’m feeling much better already, but I continue to plug away at figuring out each component of my supplement plan.
Why Fish Oil?
With a multi-vitamin, you’ll usually be getting a full dose of Vitamin A–hopefully palmitate which is the pre-formed vitamin, not beta carotene. Some of us don’t make good conversions from beta carotene to palmitate.
So, while you’re getting that Vitamin A from your multi, you don’t want a bunch more from cod liver oil (which I took for years, so this was a course correction for me).
Furthermore, CLO doesn’t contain the correct ratio of EPA to DHA. And, it’s got a lot of “filler” or in other words not concentrated for what we’re looking for. We are looking for that higher EPA and DHA because of the diets we have been eating our whole lives. And, likely we are still getting some crap oils in our diet, so we are working at repairing the fats levels in our bodies.
Rx for Fish Oil
Here are my doctor’s exact notes:
Change to Purified Fish Oil – strive for is 1,000 mg of the omega fatty acid EPA- not just 1,000 mg of fish oil. Read the label for actual dosing. Maintain 3:2 EPA:DHA ratio–standard fish oil usually about 6 capsule daily with food. Liquid is about 1 teaspoon. Good brand Nordic Naturals. Keep the capsules in the freezer, less reflux
So, I went home, looked over brands that I could easily get my hands on via Amazon or Vitacost, looked at the prices and specifications, and decided that, indeed, Nordic Naturals was the way to go. I can take far less oil because it’s concentrated, has the correct ratios of EPA:DHA, with less “filler.”
Coupon & Sale
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