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PEO's or Fish Oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Brian Peskin's article below is very interesting; but I'm not sure it takes into account the pre-exisiting imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids prior to supplementation. Any thoughts would be welcome!

http://www.brianpeskin.com/BP.com/publications/2011-March-Smart-Life-Real-Science-PEOs.pdf

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 27, 2012
at 12:04 PM

He makes claims that just 3 grams of his ALA supplement in an unchanged diet, makes all sorts of difference, not sure I buy that. It's a claim that does not pass a sniff test.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 27, 2012
at 12:03 PM

Nope. There's tons of data out there supporting the idea that DHA/EPA supplementation (or simply getting it from natural sources) is, in fact, desirable. The effects of dosing ALA aren't as potent. I do think this is what Peskin gets wrong; he tries to demonize DHA/EPA and push his own ALA supplement.

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

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on July 27, 2012
at 08:53 AM

Why just Fermented Cod Liver Oil? For the EPA/DHA or the fat soluble vitamins available in it?

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

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on July 27, 2012
at 07:59 AM

Thanks Matt; do you think that supplementing with PEO's is necessary?

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

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on July 27, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Thanks BoneBrothFast

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 26, 2012
at 09:27 PM

What is the claim?

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

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on July 26, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Also, other than the general disapproval he seems to get here why shouldn't I put any faith in him with regard to this particular claim?

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

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on July 26, 2012
at 08:46 PM

No, but thanks for asking.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:22 AM

As much ire as Peskin seems to draw, I don't think it's all warranted. For example, I think the idea that we need huge amounts of DHA/EPA in our diets doesn't pass the sniff test. We didn't evolve eating DHA/EPA-rich foods. Logically, it would follow that our DHA/EPA needs are able to be met by the tiny bit we obtain through diet and what we do convert from plentiful ALA in our food.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on July 27, 2012
at 12:04 PM

He makes claims that just 3 grams of his ALA supplement in an unchanged diet, makes all sorts of difference, not sure I buy that. It's a claim that does not pass a sniff test.

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

(20)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:59 AM

Thanks Matt; do you think that supplementing with PEO's is necessary?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on July 27, 2012
at 12:03 PM

Nope. There's tons of data out there supporting the idea that DHA/EPA supplementation (or simply getting it from natural sources) is, in fact, desirable. The effects of dosing ALA aren't as potent. I do think this is what Peskin gets wrong; he tries to demonize DHA/EPA and push his own ALA supplement.

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on July 26, 2012
at 10:41 PM

I laughed so hard at "200-fold pharmacological overdose of EPA!"

I'd just stick with Fermented Cod Liver Oil.

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

(20)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Thanks BoneBrothFast

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

(20)

on July 27, 2012
at 08:53 AM

Why just Fermented Cod Liver Oil? For the EPA/DHA or the fat soluble vitamins available in it?

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on May 26, 2013
at 02:33 AM

Indeed, why all the "do I think he looks cute" attitudes... address the nuts and bolts of the science.

Who is making the claim, and what exactly is the claim?

So far as I've listened to and understood Peskin, he is relying on what he is reading from others doing the experiments, he is passing the word along. So address that, and don't muddy the waters while doing so, it makes you sound like your emotionally invested in the dude.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Search "peskin" on this site to see what is thought about B. Peskin. I wouldn't put any faith in what he has to say.

Btw, that link was a marketing brochure, not an article. And it crashed Internet Explorer on my machine.

Are you a troll?

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

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on July 26, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Also, other than the general disapproval he seems to get here why shouldn't I put any faith in him with regard to this particular claim?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 26, 2012
at 09:27 PM

What is the claim?

5577f9baba0a0184f636d17b4f3ef12c

(20)

on July 26, 2012
at 08:46 PM

No, but thanks for asking.

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