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Gargamel
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   Posted 1/20/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Can somebody please tell me the best dose for Fish Oils.

I have just bought a bottle of 1000mg Cod Liver Oil capsules and plan to take one capsule twice a day.

Is this enough?

G

mbx5
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   Posted 1/20/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking fish oils for a while now.  I tend to try to stick with a Salmon oil with very high Omega 3 fatty acids.  There are some out there that have 2x the Omega 3 content than others.
I also take 2x a day.  Right now I'm trying Nature Made Double Strength Fish Oil - 1200mg.  They have 672mg EPA Omega 3, and 552 DHA Omega 3 which is twice the content of most fish oil pills.  So far so good.
I have noticed I do not get fishy burps with these.
 
There are a lot out there, and probably some that are better than these - this is just what I am trying at this point.

My advice would be to look at the EPA and DHA content if it is posted.  The higher the concentrate per pill may help, may not - I am not sure yet but so far mine are "helping"...
 
However i am in a major flare...so really right now nothing is doing so great....I may look back into getting some Probiotics and also some rectal meds....
33 yr old male. UC for 13 years. 40mg pred, 12mg Asacol, Fish oil pills, Garden of Life probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland.


OUsooner
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   Posted 1/20/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I do a tablespoon of Carlson Cod liver Oil.
 
 
Pan-colitis DX in 98
Meds- Prednisone 20mg and tapering.
Colazal, Entocort.
 
Supplements
Carlson Fish oil, Glutamine, Multivitamin-mineral, Borage Oil, Natren probiotics
 
Diet
SCD
 
 


princesa
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   Posted 1/20/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
The New Eating Right for a Bad Gut recommends 3-5 grams of Omega-3 EPA supplements a day. In studies, subjects have taken 18 or more grams a day with no negative effects.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


Severin
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   Posted 1/20/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was reducing my prednisone I found it helped heaps. I was taking 3x1g caps, 3 times a day.

I was using salmon oil due to its high concentration of Omega-3's.
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, elder Technomage
    - 2xColazide, twice a day; 1x6-mp twice a day; 1xAbatacept 10mg/kg per month;
    - 1xZinc per day, 2xScoop of Sustagen Sport per day;
    - 1xBIOCeuticals UltraBiotic 45 per day, 1xBIOCeuticals SB FlorActiv per day;
    - 1xHeaped teaspoon of Metamucil smooth orange powder 3 times a day.


Gargamel
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   Posted 1/21/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I have found that Fish Oils make me go to the toilet more often and its the same for all oils Flaxseed Oil and Black Seed Oil.

I personally think I have a problem with bile salt re-absorption, because whenever I take oil suppliments I have 10 - 12 BM a day??

Any ideas why this is?

G

Lou95
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   Posted 1/21/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
mbx5 said...
I have been taking fish oils for a while now.  I tend to try to stick with a Salmon oil with very high Omega 3 fatty acids.  There are some out there that have 2x the Omega 3 content than others.
I also take 2x a day.  Right now I'm trying Nature Made Double Strength Fish Oil - 1200mg.  They have 672mg EPA Omega 3, and 552 DHA Omega 3 which is twice the content of most fish oil pills.  So far so good.
I have noticed I do not get fishy burps with these.
 
  Me, too!  I like the Nature Made Double Strength.  I was taking 1 capsule every day, but I have been taking 2 a day recently. 


Age/Sex:  50 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly,
1 Dulcolax stool softener nightly, Effexor-XR 75 mg. daily
 


BTC
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   Posted 1/21/2008 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
No one is talking about 6 with the 3, any reason?

Lou95
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   Posted 1/21/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
BTC said...
No one is talking about 6 with the 3, any reason?
 I don't know about it.  What do you take?
Age/Sex:  50 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; Two 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly,
1 Dulcolax stool softener nightly, Effexor-XR 150 mg. daily
 


BTC
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   Posted 1/21/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   

I don't I take Omega 3 but just wondered why no one talks about Omega 6.

 

Diagnosed with LS UC 1984, suffered for 16 years, high doses Pred and eased off to Azulfidine; remission for 9 years, just flared recently. Asacol 3, 3x day; 20 ml. Pred.. Heading into remission again with addition of: prayer, deep breathing, 4-1000 mg.garlic twice daily; 2 zyflamend twice daily, SuperFoods RX multi-whole food vita twice daily, SuperFoods RX Omega 3; 3 Asacol 3 x day with 3 Vitamin Shoppe Ultimate 10 Probiotic; Metamucil morning and night - no dairy, hardly any coffee, lots of water and green tea.


Sara14
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   Posted 1/22/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I think Omega 6 is pro-inflammatory.

http://www.cbn.com/health/naturalhealth/drsears_silentkiller.aspx
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D); fish oil


princesa
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   Posted 1/22/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
And most folks on the Standard American Diet get WAY more omega-6 than they need.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 


BTC
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   Posted 1/22/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, I knew there had to be a reason.

pb4
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   Posted 1/22/2008 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Omega 6

Although Omega 6 is generally classed as pro-inflammatory, paradoxically, GLA, when sourced dietetically, has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help the bloating and pain associated with PMS. It also maintains healthy skin, hair and nails and generally helps to bring about hormonal and emotional balance.

Omega 3 and Omega 6 interact with each other so the balance between them is crucial for good health. Together they affect the production of hormonal type messengers called eicosanoids, which has an impact on inflammation in the body and all functions at a cellular level.

Omega 9

Omega 9 also has many preventative qualities as its main component, Oleic acid, helps to reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Borage oil contains both Omega 6 and Omega 9 in the form of Gamma-linolenic acid and Oleic acid and is in fact, one of the best sources of GLA.

PuraEpa therefore contains a blend of all 3 of the important fatty acids EPA, GLA and OA making it an excellent choice of omega 3 6 9 supplement.

I take the combination of 3-6-9 and have no issues with it.

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