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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:33 AM
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1 Gram of Fish Oil Per % of Body Fat?

I recently read a message on a forum where a personal trainer recommended that clients take one gram of fish oil per % of body fat. This sounds rather high to me, and surely ingesting that amount of fat would mean altering the rest of your diet to balance it out- any thoughts?

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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:23 AM
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I haven't heard this recommendation before, but it's not an unreasonable amount. Even if someone were very obese, at 42% bodyfat, that recommendation would translate to three tablespoons of fish oil. This is more than many people take, but not a lot more. For someone fairly lean, it would be less than a tablespoon.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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I've had great experience taking higher doses of fish oil, personally. I've found my mood to be elevated, my thinking more clear, reduction in any joint pain, and a definite improvement in my body composition (hey this could all be the placebo effect but thats what I experienced). I know some good coaches, Polliquin and Thibaudeau recommend similar guidelines. I'd say it'd make more sense if you have insulin sensitivity issues as it reportedly helps control that. My only concern would be the source of your fish oil. If you consume for instance Cod liver oil in that quantity- watch out, there would be too much vitamin A. If you are to consume that much fish oil, get a quality brand. I've used and like either Carlson's Liquid fish oil and Flameout by Biotest. When it comes to fish oil, you definitely get what you pay for, so don't skimp out.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 10:19 AM
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Hmm, I hadn't considered actual fish oil, just the capsules. Is it cheaper to buy in liquid form?
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Old April 20th, 2009, 04:59 AM
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Easier to ingest, but in my experience, not cheaper.
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