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Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/6/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that many here take fish oil, so I bought a bottle of salmon/sardine/anchovy oil, 1,000 mg. How much do you all take? I know that there has been at least 1 study concluding a benefit in CD, does anyone know what the dosage was?

thanks
Mike
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 25mg Methotrexate. 20mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).


Betaine, digestive enzymes, Candicin (oil of oregano capsules), Beta Sitosterol.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Osprey101
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   Posted 12/6/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
This study used 2700 mg/day:

http://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/news/20041210/fish-oil-could-help-crohns-disease

But that's measured as EPA and DHA, not "wet weight" of fish oil, so I'm not sure how that translates.

I occasionally take one of the fish capsules from "Costco." They're somewhere between 500 and 1000 mg, but my memory fails me.

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 12/6/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
cod liver oil and krill oil are better than fish oil, but it is better than nothing....
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Sniper
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   Posted 12/6/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
My mom use to give me cod liver oil when I was a child. Looks like they new more than we thought back then..I cant take it now because it really disagrees with me ,,,,, and cats follow me around too.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/7/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
cod liver oil was used because the cod ate seaweed that had some natural anti-inflamitories, but in order for it to work it had to be from cod that actually ate that seaweed, not just your average cod.
The fish oil that most people on here use is something that contains some omega threes, which docs encourage because of the possible link between omega threes and anti-inflammitory tendencies. However make sure your fish oil contains the most omega threes you can get (salmon is good) however you can these in gel caps so you do not have to taste the ick.
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ozonehole
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   Posted 12/7/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
MMMNAVY said...
cod liver oil was used because the cod ate seaweed that had some natural anti-inflamitories, but in order for it to work it had to be from cod that actually ate that seaweed, not just your average cod.


Is seaweed considered a natural anti-inflammatory? I ask because I actually like to eat seaweed. Asian grocery stores sell dried seaweed that is sweetened as a snack. It's not bad really. There are also Asian (that is, mostly Chinese, Japanese and Korean) cookies and crackers that contain sprinkles of seaweed as a flavoring. I never thought of it as a treatment for Crohn's, but I'm certainly willing to give it a try.

regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
some seaweed is, but you have to research the type you will be ingesting, some seaweed can make the symptoms worse...
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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
cod liver oil is high in omega 3 and has natural occurring vitamins A and D. i reiterate, it is superior to fish oil in this regard cos this is why you are taking fish oil. fish oil is the honda. cod liver or krill oil is the mercedes. this is my opinion based on research and expert testimonials.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/8/2008 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
yes crazy harry I agree but how cod get the omega threes is in part the seaweed they ingest. Part of the problem is you need pacific cod over atlantic, and besides I think atlantic cod have a more muddy taste then pacific cod (just my personal experience). But fish is not my fav meal. However I do want to say that pregant women should be cautious with about any fish or fish oil during pregancy.
You can get omega three from nuts or flax seed oil too.
Check the levels of DHA and EPA that are in your oil and make sure it is certified mercury/heavy metal (toxin) free.

BTW seaweed really should be fresh.  (Korean or Japan seaweed is rumored to be healthier for you, but I have no research on that)

 


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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 12/8/2008 2:56:30 PM (GMT-7)


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 12/8/2008 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
i make sure it is an icelandic cod - a cold deep water fish.

animal sources of omega 3's are better than plant sources (just like protein). but some is always better than none at all.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Krica
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   Posted 12/13/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I take fish oil which is recomended from my homepathic doctor. My doctor said fish oil capsule has to be taken in a high dose for CD . I take 6 capsules per day.
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